This course aims to lay the comprehensive English language foundation needed for university studies by engaging students in multi-modal learning activities. Learning topics include the writing process, expository writing, critical listening, reading and response, and features of spoken English. Coursework consists of critical reading, expository essay writing, and individual presentation tasks. This course is compulsory for first-year students, except those who have attained HKDSE English level 5 or above or its equivalence. This course is a prerequisite for Level Two and Three courses.