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Certificate & Diploma Programmes

CP0276

Certificate in Business English Communication (Intermediate)
商業英語傳意證書(中級)

Certificate & Diploma Programme Continuing Education Fund Reimbursable ProgrammeCEF Reimbursable Courses NO. : 24C09712-6
16 months part-time
Qualifications Framework Level:2
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Commencement : NOV 2018
Application Deadline : 26 SEP 2018
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3411 1911

caep@hkbu.edu.hk

Programme Features

This programme can help you gain higher confidence and fluency for more effective communication in business contexts. You will have further training in the four skills of writing, reading, listening and speaking.

This programme consists of five courses, totaling 150 hours.

 

Subject Code Course Title Hours
Four core courses (135 hours)

EGE1603

 

Designed for aspiring English learners, this course can reinforce your accuracy in written and spoken English by polishing your grammar and getting you to know the functions of different grammatical structures.

Course Content:

  • Parts of speech
  • Subject-verb agreement
  • Modal verbs
  • Conditionals
  • Active/passive voices
  • Gerunds/infinitives/participles
  • Review of tenses (with a focus on the perfect tenses)
  • Reported speech
  • Discourse markers
  • Phrasal verbs
  • Words, phrases and clauses
  • Sentence construction: simple, compound and complex sentences
  • Paragraph development
  • Proofreading and editing
45
EBW3220

This course introduces to you a range of text types commonly used in the workplace and helps you develop your writing skills. Emphases will be placed on the appropriate use of language and tone for specific work purposes.

Course Content:

  • Principles of effective writing in the workplace
  • Internal communication
    • memoranda
    • emails and faxes
    • writing for meetings: notes-taking, agendas and minutes
  • Writing business letters
    • informational letters
    • promotional letters
    • good/bad news letters
  • Writing for specific purposes
    • confirmation and acknowledgement
30
EBW3520

 

With wide exposure to spoken and written samples of business encounters, this course can consolidate and strengthen your four skills in English at an intermediate level. It is suitable for those who wish to improve practical skills in English and to upgrade task quality for work purposes.

Course Content:

  • Principles of business communication: oral and written
  • Conveying positive and negative messages
  • Persuasive language
  • Business writing and speaking skills in
    • enquiry and reply
    • filing and handling complaints and adjustment
    • sales and promotion
    • job application and interview
    • describing company structure and business trends
    • exchanging information, making arrangements, expressing opinions and justifying decisions
    • customer services
30
EBW3510

 

Putting to use the English language in business contexts is never easy for second language speakers. This course will enable you to practise integrated listening and speaking skills and engage in an interactive learning environment.

Course Content:

  • Listening skills
    • o listening for specific information
    • o identifying main ideas and further details
    • o understanding sequences of events, causes and effects
    • o taking notes
  • Speaking skills
    • opening and closing an interaction appropriately
    • showing incomprehension and asking for clarification
    • eliciting responses by posing questions and providing information
    • effective conveyance of ideas: clarity, fluency and coherence
    • making judgements and suggestions
30
One core workshop (15 hours)
EBW3491

 

Outside the office and conference room, your relationship with your English-speaking colleagues, business partners and clients heavily depends on your aptitude for socialising in different situations. If you do not feel competent to mingle with people in such situations, this course will acquaint you with various social etiquettes and raise your cultural sensitivity.

Course Content:

  • Functions of socializing in business contexts
    • social etiquette and cultural differences
    • enhancing sensitivity in intercultural communication
  • Starting and concluding conversations
    • greetings and farewells
    • introductions
  • Maintaining and developing conversations
    • asking and responding to questions
    • introducing, changing and ending a topic
  • Making and accepting invitations
    • inviting and accepting
    • declining, offering and refusing
  • Thanking and showing appreciation
    • thanking people and responding to thanks, compliments and appreciation
  • Offering and requesting
    • offering help and responding to offers of help
    • asking for help
  • Handling different social occasions
    • dinner gatherings
    • after-work gatherings
    • welcoming and entertaining guests
    • small talk
15
   
150
QF Level 4 : Professional Certificate in Workplace English for Executives
 Entry Test (Required for applicants with non-SCE credentials in English) 
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QF Level 3 : Certificate in Business English Communication (Upper Intermediate) *
 Entry Test (Required for applicants with non-SCE credentials in English)

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QF Level 2  : Certificate in Business English Communication (Intermediate) *

Certificate in Business English (Written Communication) *
Entry Test (Required for applicants with non-SCE credentials in English) 

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QF Level 1 : Certificate in Business English Communication (Introductory)*
 Entry Test (Required for applicants with non-SCE credentials in English)

Students who have obtained a passing grade and satisfied the attendance requirement in each course will be awarded the Certificate in Business English Communication (Intermediate).

Application Fee: HK$120 (non-refundable)
Tuition Fee: HK$10,460 (by five instalments)

Students enrolled in and paid the tuition fee for this programme may apply for reimbursement before the programme commences. Eligible applicants will be reimbursed 80% of their fees, subject to a maximum sum of HK$10,000, on successful completion of the reimbursable programme.

 

Note that the tuition fee of any courses granted approval for credit transfer and courses taken prior to entry into the programme is not reimbursable.

 

For Continuing Education Fund reimbursement, upon successful completion of the programme, students need to pass the following benchmark tests:

  • LCCI English for Business Examination (EFB) Second Level

 

Please call 24-hour manned enquiry number at 3142 2277 or visit Continuing Education Fund website at www.wfsfaa.gov.hk/cef for information on eligibility of applicants, application/reimbursement procedures and benchmark test.


Click here for more info on the financial assistance available.

Day Time Venue
Wednesdays

6:45 pm-9:45 pm 

(Commencing Date: 7 November 2018)

Kowloon East Learning Centre
  1. Completion of Form 5 including English which should preferably be at Level 2 or equivalent; OR
  2. Level 2 in HKDSE English Language or equivalent; OR
  3. Holder of a relevant School of Continuing Education (SCE) Certificate in Business English (Introductory or equivalent; OR
  4. Aged 18 or above; AND
  5. Entry Test Result; OR

Level 2/ Grade E in HKCEE (Syllabus B); or

Level 2 in HKDSE English Language; or have successfully completed; or

Foundation Certificate in Business English Communication/General English

The Entry Test is aimed at evaluating your level of English standard and providing recommendation that places you in a programme at the appropriate level.

You will receive a recommendation email within two weeks after completing the Entry Test advising you transfer application to programme at different level.

 

Date Time Venue
Saturday (To be confirmed) 9:30am-10:20am Kowloon Tong Campus Centre

 

Entry Test sessions will be held in Hong Kong Baptist University Centre with the following schedules. You are strongly advised to apply for the earliest session to ensure a prompt processing of your application.

Applicants may submit application through (A) online system, or (B) hard-copy submission by mail or in-person.

 

(A) Application through online system

  1. Enter SCE Online Application System and fill in required data.
  2. Upload files of the following documents onto the system:
    1. proof for relevant academic qualifications and professional qualifications, e.g. certificate of public examinations (application for exemption should be submitted with supporting documents which include transcript/result slip, certificate and course syllabus);
    2. proof for relevant work experience (if any);
    3. any pertinent supporting documents; and
    4. a recent photograph (1.5” x 2”).
  3. Make payment for the application fee for admission (HK$120), and handling fee for exemption (HK$200 per course if applicable) through the Online Payment Gateway.

(B) Application through hard-copy submission

  1. Download and complete Application for Admission form (SCE-AF-002)
  2. Attach PHOTOCOPIES of the following documents:
    1. HKID card;
    2. proof for relevant academic qualifications and professional qualifications, e.g. certificate of public examinations (application for exemption should be submitted with supporting documents which include transcript/result slip, certificate and course syllabus);
    3. proof for relevant work experience (if any);
    4. any pertinent supporting documents.
  3. Attach two recent photographs (1.5” x 2”).
  4. Make payment for the application fee for admission (HK$120), and handling fee for exemption (HK$200 per course if applicable), in the form of a crossed cheque made payable to “Hong Kong Baptist University” with applicant’s name, contact number and programme name written at the back. Applicants who submit application in-person may make payment with cash or EPS.
  5. Complete set of application should be submitted either by-mail or in-person at the following address(es).

 

By-Mail

School of Continuing Education

Hong Kong Baptist University

2/F, Franki Centre, 320 Junction Road, Kowloon Tong

(Please mark the title of the programme applied on the envelope)  

In-Person

Kowloon Tong Campus Centre DLB Office

4/F, David C. Lam Building, Shaw Campus, Hong Kong Baptist University, 34 Renfrew Road, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon

 

Tsim Sha Tsui Learning Centre Office

6/F, 136A Nathan Road, Tsimshatsui, Kowloon

 

Counter Service Hours:

Mon-Fri: 9:00 am-8:00 pm

Sat: 9:00 am-4:00 pm

(Closed on Sun, Public Holidays and School Holidays)


Kowloon East Learning Centre Office

7/F, Millennium City 3, 370 Kwun Tong Road, Kowloon

 

Wan Chai Learning Centre Office

26/F, Wu Chung House, 213 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

 

Counter Service Hours:

Mon-Fri: 12:00 pm-8:00 pm

Sat: 12:00 pm-4:00 pm

(Closed on Sun, Public Holidays and School Holidays)  

  • Applicants will be requested to present the HKID card and original copies of all credentials for verification. Those who submit application in-person may bring along the HKID card and original credentials for verification.
  • All fees paid are non-refundable.

  • All documents submitted together with the application form will not be returned to applicants.  For unsuccessful applications, the documents and forms will be destroyed and the electronic files will be deleted.
  • Notes to non-local applicants – Part-time certificate/diploma programmes are generally not considered by the Immigration Department for visa purposes. For a non-permanent Hong Kong resident, it is his/her responsibility to check whether he/she can take the programme before making application.

Students can apply for Credit Transfer/Exemption under the following conditions:

  1. Credit Transfer will be considered if students have completed (or are currently studying) the required courses offered by the School prior to admission to the programme. Courses concerned will be automatically transferred to the programme and supporting documents are not required.
  2. Exemption will be considered if students possess a demonstrated competence (e.g. passed relevant courses in public examinations or other institutes) equivalent to the learning outcomes of the course to be studied. Supporting documents such as course syllabuses, transcripts or certificates should be submitted.

The above request(s) should be submitted when applying for admission. Late application will not be considered. Courses that are being studied or pending for result/certificate should also be reported at the time of admission, followed by the submission of supporting documents for approval upon release of result/issuance of certificate.

Credit Transfer/Exemption will not be granted if such qualifications have not been reported during admission or if they are obtained after registration in the programme.

Remarks for Credit Transfer/Exemption are shown as below:

 

Course Remark Code Description
EX Course Exempted
TC Credit Transferred

Limitations for Credit Transfer/Exemption

For all Programmes of Levels 1 to 2, the maximum exemption and credit transfer is limited to half of the total number of programme hours. For all Programmes of Level 3 or above, the maximum exemption is limited to one quarter of the total number of programme hours, while the sum of exemption and credit transfer is still limited to half of the total number of programme hours. In the case that the number of hours of exempted and/or transferred credit course(s) (including the course(s) being studied) has exceeded the maximum allowance, students should submit explanations and approval will be granted at the School’s discretion.

 

Example 1 The Certificate in Spanish (Introductory) (Level 1 programme) requires student to complete four courses (120 hours in total). Application for Credit Transfer and Exemption should not exceed 60 hours.
Example 2 The Certificate in Jewellery Design & Production (Level 2 programme) requires student to complete six courses (180 hours in total). Application for Credit Transfer and Exemption should not exceed 90 hours.
Example 3 The Certificate in Marketing Studies (Level 3 programme) requires student to complete six courses (180 hours in total). Application for Credit Transfer and Exemption should not exceed 90 hours in total while the Exemption should not exceed 45 hours.
Example 4 The Advanced Diploma in Accounting (Level 4 programme) requires student to complete 16 courses (480 hours in total). Application for Credit Transfer and Exemption should not exceed 240 hours in total while the Exemption should not exceed 120 hours.

Applicants may refer to the Exemption List for reference.

日期: 2018年9月18日(星期二)
時間: 下午7時至8時
地點: 尖沙咀彌敦道136號A 5樓
課程: 商業英語傳意證書 / 韓語證書 / 西班牙語證書
講者: 張玉敏女士(學術統籌主任)
查詢: 3411 1911
Continuing Education Fund Reimbursable Programme The programme/courses of the programme have been included in the list of reimbursable courses for Continuing Education Fund purposes. Continuing Education Fund Reimbursable Programme Continuing Education Fund Reimbursable Programme

The above information is for reference only. The School reserves the right to make alterations or to cancel any class/programme without prior notice. Students are advised to follow the requirements listed in the course information distributed on admission.