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S4-S5 Students I PolyU Summer Programme 2022


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The talk will be conducted in English.


Is English just about literature? Is it simply a boring set of grammar rules?

We are now inviting S4-5 students to join us in this year’s Summer Programme to see how English is, in fact, closely related to our everyday lives. Students will learn how to use English communication skills to solve real-world problems effectively in both local and global multilingual settings and discover that English can also be "applied" like science!

We have designed three practical and hands-on activities for students to examine how English is used in different situations:

1. Understanding Miscommunication
Misunderstanding and miscommunication in academic, professional, and workplace interactions are common occurrences, but they may at times lead to unexpected consequences. Students will be introduced to real-world instances of communication breakdown, with the goal of identifying the primary reasons or causes of miscommunication and how to potentially avoid these to make future interactions more efficient.

2. Inclusive Language Trends
Take an open-minded look at inclusive language trends in a diverse range of societies like the UK, the US, Singapore, and Hong Kong. Students will look at a range of materials, such as movies, music videos, and marketing campaigns, to examine how language choices can include and embrace different groups within a society.

3. Solving Crime Through Linguistics

Are you a fan of Sherlock Holmes or crime movies? Have you ever wondered how criminals can be tracked through their language choices? We are inviting students to join us on this exciting journey to learn more about how they can apply their knowledge of language to solving real crime cases.

These activities will provide students with a brief glimpse into our BA (Hons) in English and Applied Linguistics (BAEAL) programme. Students are going to have fun experiencing life as an English major in our programme!

Mode: Face-to-face
Medium of instruction: English
No. of places: 50
Target participants: Secondary 4 and 5 students
Programme fee: $50 (Refundable deposit)

Application deadline: 8 Jul 2022

All participants will receive a souvenir!

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