TESL Course List

GCVM1003 Applied Ethics in Humanities and Social Sciences


This course aims to foster lifelong learning, an inquiring spirit and critical perspective on moral beliefs and practices, through engaging in debates, studying particular cases and discussing the major ethical and moral arguments as presented in one or more philosophical and/or religious traditions. Identify and reflect on ethical issues, and to critically analyse ethical arguments in an informed and thoughtful way

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GCCH1013 Chinese Thought through the Ages


(1) introduce important thought that have produced extremely important and significant impact on Chinese social development from past to present; (2) make a connection with contemporary social status by selecting a number of philosophical issues such as harmony, homogeneity/heterogeneity, conflict and unity, diversity and sustainability etc.; (3) analyse how ‘the past affects the present’, and how Chinese traditional thought has influenced the development and evolvement of contemporary Chinese society; and (4) help the students to have a better understanding of Chinese thought through different historical periods and to strengthen their sense of identity.

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GCLA1903 English I

大学英文 I

The course involves instruction of English as both an academic subject and a foreign/second language. The course focuses on fundamental language skills that are related to reading, writing, listening, and speaking. It is also designed to enable students to study their major courses more effectively by focusing on the basic language and thinking skills of academic reading and writing.

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GCLA1913 English II

大学英文 II

Course objectives are aimed at further developing and improving the four language skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening to a level appropriate for university study. This course builds on the skills taught in English I by taking the sentence writing skills from that course and developing them into academic style paragraphs using different patterns of organisation. The course will broaden student awareness of reading for academic purpose by instructing how to interpret different textual styles.

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GCLA1923 English III

大学英文 III

The course involves a careful instruction of English as both an academic subject and a second language. Students will be able to respond to and convey ideas in areas of speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Speaking will focus on articulation and target language. Patterns of organization will be stressed in speaking and writing. Specific grammar and vocabulary will be addressed within essays. Reading and listening material will be accessed primarily from electronic resources and the library in order to facilitate comprehension of academic sources.

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GCLA1933 English IV

大学英文 IV

This course prepares students for communicating in an academic environment. Major topics of this course include research activities which will enable students to find appropriate academic sources about the topics being studied and use references to support their writing. Public speaking skills will be introduced to enhance their spoken language. Reading and listening material will be accessed primarily from electronic resources and the library in order to further academic research skills and avoid plagiarism.

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GCIT1003 IT for Success in Everyday Life and Work


This course introduces students to the fundamental concepts of Information Technology (IT), and develops students’ confidence in using computers and computer applications. Useful and practical course contents are selected for learning how to be a competitive person in this information era. Students are introduced to the background of Computer Science, and the modern IT sector. Some of the major IT organisations are introduced, and current IT issues and questions are discussed. The basic architecture and design of a computer is explained. Software applications useful for students of all majors are introduced.

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GCNU1023 Mathematics Around Us


This course stresses the prevalence, relevance, and practicality of mathematics in the modern society especially in the context of planning and scheduling in management science, and issues concerning social choice and decision-making. Numerous real world examples are discussed. The mathematical techniques involved are taught through hands-on applications

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GCCH1023 Selected Themes in Chinese History and Civilisation


This course aims to provide students with (1) knowledge on the various aspects of China’s unique cultural qualities and achievements from past to present; (2) a rich vocabulary for them to be able to illustrate the historical eras of Chinese civilization; (3) the ability to critically analyse various cultural phenomena by looking at a wide spectrum of traditional Chinese ways of life; and (4) the awareness, interests and curiosities in Chinese history and civilization from a cultural perspective.

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GCNU1003 Speaking of Statistics


This course provides students with an understanding of fundamental statistical techniques commonly used in social science, business, and science today. The emphasis is on statistical thinking, concepts and data analysis. Students are required to solve a variety of problems using statistical packages.

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GCCH1003 University Chinese


This course aims to (1) help students to master advanced knowledge and skills in Chinese listening, speaking, reading and writing; (2) teach some of the advanced features of Chinese literature, and the interrelationship between literature, society and culture in ancient and contemporary China, and (3) develop students’ ability to analyse, evaluate and appreciate literary writings.

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