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Working closely with our academic and professional colleagues and the student community, we offer English academic skills and other language support to current and prospective students.


We provide a wide range of teacher-led programmes and services delivered by our highly trained teachers and support staff.


Our programmes include:

      o   EAP Foundation Course

      o   Second Foreign Language Course (German, French, Spanish etc.)

      o   Writing tutorial


We are committed to delivering the highest standards of teaching and learning.


Please contact us via yoeeyang@gdify.com or ceceduan@gdify.com if you have a specific enquiry.


Teacher Profile in Language Centre HFI


· Local Teacher


Christina Li
Master of Arts in Teaching(M.A.T.)
Teaching Certificate
5+ years of experience in English teaching
Teaching IELTS preparation courses since 2012
Email: christinali@gdify.com

Darcy Qiu
Master’s Degree in TESOL, University of York
TESL Certificate
Lecturer in university
Teaching experience since 2006
Teaching IELTS & TOEFL preparation courses since 2012
Email: darcyqiu@gdify.com

Delia Yi
Master’s Degree in English Language Studies, Sichuan International Studies University
Teaching TOEFL & SAT test-preparation courses since 2008
Working in HFI since 2011
Email: deliayi@gdify.com

Helen Weng
Master’s Degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, University of Newcastle
CELTA Certificate
College Teacher Certificate
Email: helenwjy0304@163.com

Jessica Zheng
Master’s Degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, Durham University
Bachelor’s Degree in English, South China Normal University
TESOL Certificate
Email: jessicazheng@gdify.com

Sarah Zhu
Master’s Degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, University of York
TESOL Certificate
Life Designing Coach
Email: sarrapig@hotmail.com

Wendy He
Master’s Degree in Applied Linguistics, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, University of Bristol
Bachelor’s Degree in English Teaching, Southwest China University
TESOL Certificate
Email: wendyhe@gdify.com

Yoee Yang
Head of Language Centre
Master’s Degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, University of Bath
Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature and Language Studies, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications
TESOL Certificate
Email: yoeeyang@gdify.com

· Expatriate Teacher


Lukas Koszuk
Master's Degree in European Law
Nicolas Copernicus University of Torun
TEFL Certificate
Teaching experience since 2012
Email: lukasz.koszuk@googlemail.com

Rochelle Mathurin
Master’s Degree in Social Work, McGill University
Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Carleton University
Social Policy and Sociology, Leeds University (Study year abroad)
TESOL Certificate
+4 years of teaching experience
Email: rochelle.mathurin@gmail.com

Senen Amor
Master of arts in Literature and Language Teaching from University of the Philippines
Master of Arts in English from Saint Francis College – Philippines
Teaching experience since 2004
Email: senen@gdify.com

EAP Foundation Course

About us

EAP (including listening, speaking, reading and writing) is an important skill for success in your studies at international school, university and also in your future career.


If you want to improve your EAP skills, we offer a weekend and vocational programme designed to meet your needs and fit in with your other commitments.


Our support

Our 150 hour and 184 hour courses help you learn the features of good academic English and develop your writing skills with lots of opportunities to practise and receive feedback from your teacher and peers. We have four levels of study and you can sign up for individual sessions according to your placement test results and our recommendations. 


Our EAP support can help you with skills like:


Understanding academic contexts

      o   grasping details from monologue and dialogue

      o   quick note-taking with symbols

      o   understanding a variety of topics in tutorial or seminar

      o   being accustomed to different accents

      o   identifying gist and details of lecture


Presentation skills

      o   planning and structuring your presentation

      o   using your voice and body language to communicate clearly

      o   using visual aids effectively

      o   dealing with nerves and anxiety

      o   preparing for group presentations.


Critical Reading skills

      o   demystifying academic articles

      o   selecting key information

      o   taking good notes

      o   identifying bias & underlying assumptions

      o   developing critical questions.


Academic Writing

      o   understanding the writing task

      o   structuring your essay or report

      o   making your writing flow

      o   using sources in your writing

      o   referencing and citation

      o   avoiding plagiarism

      o   writing in an appropriate academic style.


Enrol

Before signing up for a course please make sure that you have taken our placement test (register here).


Level

Time

Teaching Hours

A

  08:30-11:30 a.m. Sun

150 h

  Listening & Speaking: 54 h

  Reading &Writing: 54 h

  Language use: 42 h

B Junior   08:30-11:30 a.m. Sun  150 h

B

  13:30-17:30 p.m. Sat & 08:00-12:00 a.m. Sun

184 h

  Listening & Speaking: 72 h

  Reading &Writing: 72 h

  Language use: 40 h

C

  13:30-17:30 p.m. Sat

184 h

Language and Culture

If you want to develop an additional language for interests or to help with your studies, your future job prospects and to feel more confident socialising in this language, we offer a range of in-sessional courses designed to meet your needs and fit in with your other commitments. These courses are open to all HFI students for free.


German

This course will help you to learn common German language for communication and regional culture in different contexts. Being involved in German customs and traditions, you will learn a wide range of vocabulary in various situations and develop your German conversation skills to help you feel more confident when communicating in this language.


develop your English pronunciation. You will learn and practise some of the features of English pronunciation to improve your spoken English. This course will also help develop your listening skills to improve your understanding of natural English.


Enrol

Please fill the registration form and send it back to yoeeyang@gdify.com.


German Course Schedule Y18-19


Teacher: Ms Sharon Yang Shuwen/ 1st semester & Jingli Gu / 2nd semester


Email: sharonyang@gdify.com

Room: 601


Semester 1

No.

Date

Time

Room

1

18-09-04

Tuesday

19:00-21:00

601

2

18-09-06

3

18-09-18

4

18-09-25

5

18-10-09

6

18-10-16

7

18-10-23

8

18-10-30

9

18-11-06

10

18-11-13

11

18-11-20

12

18-11-27


Semester 2

No.

Date

Time

Room

1

19-01-08

Tuesday

19:00-21:00

601

2

19-01-22

3

19-02-19

4

19-02-26

5

19-03-05

6

19-03-12

7

19-03-19

8

19-03-26

9

19-04-02

10

19-04-09

11

19-04-16

12

19-04-23


Notes:

1. German Course is a Pass/Fail course.

2. Students who successfully completed the course are granted with 0.4 credits.

3. Assessment is based on attendance, assignment, class performance and tests.

4. Students can drop within the first two weeks.

 

Language Center

8th Sep. 2018 


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