A Warm Welcome from the ELC to the Incoming UM Students for the Summer English Programme 2024

About 270 students from Macau and surrounding areas who plan to enter the University of Macau in August will be participating in the ELC’s 3-week Summer English Programme that began today (26 June). The programme aims to prepare the students for university-level academic language, skills and study expectations. Supported by experienced English language instructors, the programme will assist the students in transitioning from high school to university.
The Summer English Programme 2024 will focus on improving the students’ English language proficiency and skills necessary for academic and faculty-specific language environments. To achieve this goal, the programme will utilize Oxford EAP – A course in English for academic purposes (Elementary/A2) as the main textbook, together with tailor-made supplementary materials for instruction and support via Moodle and other accessible technology platforms. In addition, to further support students’ development on grammar and vocabulary, the programme will an English blended learning platform developed by i-Learner which is a leading education platform based in Hong Kong.
The instructors also encourage student engagement through interactive and academic learning activities that are connected to the language skills and vocabulary within the curriculum. Additionally, the programme will address student motivation, learning, and assessment through integration of student-produced digital projects, and an E-portfolio that will showcase their work over the 3 weeks.
The ELC hopes that the Summer English Programme 2024 will provide the students with a solid foundation for their ongoing studies at the University of Macau. As always, the ELC is committed to supporting student success at the university.