The FAH-ELC welcomes about 300 incoming UM students for the Summer English Programme 2021

Today marks the beginning of the FAH-ELC’s 3-week Summer English Programme, which will welcome about 300 students from Macao and surrounding areas who plan to enter UM in August. The Summer English Programme 2021 aims to bridge students’ current academic language, conceptual and study abilities and better acquaint them with the study expectations within an international university context. Seventeen experienced ELC teaching faculty will support the programme to assist the students’ transition from high school to university.

The programme will focus specifically on the English and skills necessary for academic and faculty-specific language environments that students will encounter upon university entry. The programme aims to support students through a comprehensive raft of in-house produced materials for instruction and support via Moodle, Zoom, and other accessible technology platforms. Many programme instructors also encourage student engagement within class through interactive and gamified learning activities connected to the language skills and vocabulary relevant to the students’ academic curriculum. Finally, the programme will address student motivation, learning and assessment through integration of student-produced digital projects and an E-portfolio to exhibit a body of students’ work from the 3 weeks.

The FAH-ELC wishes students the best for the Summer English Programme 2021 and their ongoing studies at UM, as we strive to support student success at the university.

Best Regards,

English Language Centre

Faculty of Arts and Humanities