Working closely with our academic and professional colleagues and the student community, we offer English academic skills and other language support to current and prospective students.
We provide a wide range of teacher-led programmes and services delivered by our highly trained teachers and support staff.
Our programmes include:
o EAP (Early Academic Program)
o Second Foreign Language Course (German, French, Spanish etc.)
o Writing tutorial
We are committed to delivering the highest standards of teaching and learning.
Teacher Profile in Language Centre HFI
· Local Teacher
Master of Arts in Teaching（M.A.T.）
5+ years of experience in English teaching
Teaching IELTS preparation courses since 2012
Master’s Degree in TESOL, University of York
Lecturer in university
Teaching experience since 2006
Teaching IELTS & TOEFL preparation courses since 2012
Master’s Degree in English Language Studies, Sichuan International Studies University
Teaching TOEFL & SAT test-preparation courses since 2008
Working in HFI since 2011
Master’s Degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, University of Newcastle
College Teacher Certificate
Master’s Degree in Education, Gender and International Development, University College London
Bachelor’s Degree in English, Central China Normal University
Teacher Certificate; ETS Certificate
Master’s Degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, University of York
Life Designing Coach
Master’s Degree in Applied Linguistics, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, University of Bristol
Bachelor’s Degree in English Teaching, Southwest China University
Head of Language Centre
Master’s Degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, University of Bath
Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature and Language Studies, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications
EAP (including listening, speaking, reading and writing) is an important skill for success in your studies at international school, university and also in your future career.
If you want to improve your EAP skills, we offer a weekend and vocational programme designed to meet your needs and fit in with your other commitments.
Our 150 hour and 184 hour courses help you learn the features of good academic English and develop your writing skills with lots of opportunities to practise and receive feedback from your teacher and peers. We have four levels of study and you can sign up for individual sessions according to your placement test results and our recommendations.
Our EAP support can help you with skills like:
Understanding academic contexts
o grasping details from monologue and dialogue
o quick note-taking with symbols
o understanding a variety of topics in tutorial or seminar
o being accustomed to different accents
o identifying gist and details of lecture
o planning and structuring your presentation
o using your voice and body language to communicate clearly
o using visual aids effectively
o dealing with nerves and anxiety
o preparing for group presentations.
Critical Reading skills
o demystifying academic articles
o selecting key information
o taking good notes
o identifying bias & underlying assumptions
o developing critical questions.
o understanding the writing task
o structuring your essay or report
o making your writing flow
o using sources in your writing
o referencing and citation
o avoiding plagiarism
o writing in an appropriate academic style.
Before signing up for a course please make sure that you have taken our placement test (register here).