School of Design and Enviroment (SDE)


Assessment ES1000 is a 100% Continuous Assessment module.
Modular Credits Nil
Workload 2-2-0-2-2
Prerequisite(s) Students should have sat for the Qualifying English Test, and obtained a ‘Band 1’ result.
Preclusion(s) Nil

This is a required module for students whose Qualifying English Test results show that they would benefit from basic English language skills support. Students in the course must pass this module before they are allowed to read the next required English module, English for Academic Purposes (ES1102/ES1103). The purpose of ES1000 is to improve the students' English language skills in reading, writing and grammar. These skills are taught, reviewed and reinforced through online, in-class and appropriate out-of-class activities. Assignments include reflections, written assignments and progress tests.

This module is taught over 1 semester with a two-hour online lecture/discussion/quiz and a two-hour sectional teaching per week.

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Assessment ES1103 is a 100% Continuous Assessment module.
Modular Credits Four
Workload 0-4-0-3-3
Prerequisite(s) Students should have sat for the Qualifying English Test and obtained a ‘Band 2’ result or, if they obtained a ‘Band 1’ result, they must pass ES1000 Foundation Academic English, before registering for ES1103.
Preclusion(s) ES1102

ES1103 serves as a bridging course for students who have taken the university's Qualifying English Test and are deemed to require additional language support for the academic context. It aims to equip students with the knowledge of the academic genre and the ability to apply such knowledge in academic communication. The module adopts a reading-into-writing approach using themed readings as springboard texts for students' writing and provides opportunities for analysing and internalising ways of organising academic texts. Students will acquire essential academic skills required to cope with the rigour of academic writing at a tertiary level.

This module is taught over 1 semester with 2 two-hour sectional teachings per week.

ES1103 is excluded from the limit on Level-1000 modules.

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Assessment

ES2007D is a 100% Continuous Assessment module.

Modular Credits Four
Workload 0-4-0-3-3
Prerequisite(s) Students required to take ES1000 and ES1102/ES1103 must clear those courses first before taking ES2007D.
Preclusion(s) CS2301, ES2002, ES2007S, IS2101, CS2101, CG1413, ES1601.

The ES2007D Professional Communication course is a customized core module for Real Estate students in the School of Design and Environment. It has been designed to help students develop their writing and oral skills to prepare them effectively for their prospective career in an increasingly global and competitive environment. Students learn to generate and organize ideas for clear, convincing and effective oral and written messages, present these ideas with linguistic and graphic competence and deliver messages appropriate to their audience, context and purpose. The topics covered include the fundamentals of communication, email/letter writing skills, report/proposal writing skills, meeting/negotiation skills, interpersonal and intercultural skills, and oral presentation skills.

This module is taught over 1 semester with 2 two-hour sectional teachings per week.

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