English for Effective Communication in Business and Social Contexts

Programme Code: ARTS1010

Faculty of: Arts

Targeted Students: Non HKU Undergraduate, Non HKU Postgraduate

Area of Interest: Arts

Credits: 6

Programme Period: July 12, 2021 to July 30, 2021

Programme Fee: HKD 16,400

Discount(s) on Programme Fee:

10% Partner Discount
5% Early Bird Discount (Deadline: April 30, 2021)

* All discounts are NOT in conjunction with any other discounts.

Deadline for Application: May 31, 2021

Online Application: APPLY NOW


The application procedure of this programme is separated from HKUSI application system. You will be required to apply and pay all fees separately. For more information, please visit the programme link.

Course Description:

This course aims to develop students’ business and social communication skills. Areas covered include negotiation and telephoning skills and writing business correspondence such as email, business letters and investigative reports; as well as oral and presentation skills in both informal and formal social contexts such as meeting new friends and interacting at social gatherings. Students will develop their communication skills in relation to business meetings and cross cultural interactions and will be given extensive opportunities to practice and apply the skills through a variety of speaking tasks and an end-of-course social function.

Course Outline:


Programme Schedule:

Monday – Friday 09:30 – 12:30

Programme Link: https://arts.hku.hk/prospective-students/summer-institute-in-the-arts—humanities/undergraduate-level/undergraduate-programmes-session-c

For enquires, please contact Faculty of Arts General Office:
Email: arts.summer@hku.hk
Phone:  +852 3917 8977


• You understand that you must be available for the entire duration of the programme, from the start to the end of the programme. 20% absence is allowed for emergencies or sick leave with legitimate reason and official letterhead proof for the absence. Students have the responsibility to contact the programme coordinator and/or teacher concerned about this ahead of time. No exceptions will be made, unless prior approval has been given. You are expected to be punctual for all classes and tutorials. Unexcused cases of lateness may count as absence. Students who fail to achieve an 80% of attendance or absence without legitimate reason and official letterhead proof for the absence will not be awarded the HKU Credits or the Certificate of Completion.