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Minor in English Communication


  • To systematically develop PolyU science and engineering students’ English language and communicative competence for the multilingual and multicultural workplace of the 21st century;
  • To provide an opportunity for students to focus on a variety of written, spoken and multimodal business and professional discourse types and genres in English;
  • To provide students with optimal access to the globally expanding world of media and modern communication practices in the science and engineering fields;
  • To offer a blend of academic study and work-related learning experience; and
  • To equip students with sufficient knowledge and skills in and strategies for evaluating the role of language in professional workplace communication.


No. of credits

18 (3 core + 3 elective subjects)


Subject list

Core (compulsory)
Subject code Subject title Level  Credits 
ENGL2000 English for Effective Communication 3
ENGL2A12 Confidence in Speaking English 2 3
ENGL4005 English for Science and Technology 4 3


Subject code Subject title Level Credits
ENGL2004 Analysis of English Pronunciation 2 3
ENGL2005 English Lexis and Semantics 2 3
ENGL2006 Analysis of English Grammar 2 3
New Media: New Meanings 2 3
Exploring Language in Social Life 2 3
ENGL2016 Language in Social Contexts 2 3
ENGL2A10 Communicating Effectively in the Workplace 2
ENGL3012 Creative Writing in New Media 3 3
ENGL3031 Language and Intercultural Communication for the Professions 3 3
ENGL4001 English for Management 4 3
ENGL4004  Effective Communication for Public Relations 4 3
ENGL4009  Meaning in Professional Interaction 4 3




Dr Rickey Lu

Programme leader of the Minor in English Communication (for Science and Engineering Disciplines)

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