The PLE aims to build a multi-lingual and multi-cultural community of learning and practice among faculty, staff and students. To achieve this, it offers language-related credit and non-credit bearing courses, events and activities.

Areas of Activity


  • (Advanced) English Language for University Study (UG)
  • (Advanced) Academic English for University Study (UG)
  • Communicating Your Research in English course (PG)
  • Elementary/Advanced Reading and Writing of Simplified Chinese (UG)
  • Elementary/Intermediate/Advanced Listening and Speaking of Putonghua (UG)
  • Listening and speaking course (PG)
  • Specialist sessions for the Professional Development Program (PG)


  • Bookable Language Lab and Workspaces on the second floor in the Library Building (all)
  • Bookable video and podcast facilities (all)
  • English Language Proficiency Assessment test (ELPA) (PG)
  • Informal Chinese for foreigners course (staff)
  • Informal Chinese for international students course (PG)
  • ‘Language +’ activities (UG and PG)
  • Three Minute Thesis (3MT)

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