FAH-ELC Summer English Programme 2023 Successfully Completed with over 300 Incoming UM Students

The English Language Centre (ELC) of Faculty of Arts and Humanities (FAH) recently organised the three-week Summer English Programme 2023 (June 28 to July 18), which catered to over 300 incoming first-year students of the University of Macau (UM). The programme aimed to equip students with the Academic English skills to help them adapt to UM’s study environment, which uses English as the medium of instruction. The participating students praised the programme for significantly improving their confidence and enhancing their four language competencies.

This year’s programme included a series of intensive face-to-face courses with interactive learning activities that included projects such as developing a promotional video, writing and speaking journals, and English for Specific Purposes (ESP) modules in which students of different UM faculties learn and practice using their subject-specific basic vocabulary through in-context passages and videos.  

The programme was successfully completed on Tuesday, 18 July. Students were assessed using an innovative e-portfolio approach alongside other more traditional methods. Students showcased their new-found English confidence and abilities, which they will use to excel in their upcoming academic year at UM. Overall, the Summer English Programme 2023 was a successful initiative that provided UM’s incoming first-year students with the necessary skills and resources to thrive in the English-medium academic environment.

Best Regards,

English Language Centre

Faculty of Arts and Humanities