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English through Food

This course is designed to reinforce the reading, writing, speaking and presenting skills already acquired by third-year students through the study of a subject both essential to our bodies and dear to our hearts: food. The content-focus of this class will include a variety of topics such as food as a symbol of culture, food in the media and in literature, and new trends in the production and consumption of food in modern society. Required readings and short videos will be assigned and posted to Blackboard every week, which students should come to class prepared to discuss. In this course, students will have the opportunity to explore and document their individual relationships with food, write critical reviews of food businesses, research and write summaries of various food-related texts, and work collaboratively to devise, script and film their own original 10-minute food programme. ELTU3415 will help students to become more fully aware of food, its provenance and production, history and fads, and to understand how their own food choices are made and the impact those choices can have on society. Additionally, by strengthening their English proficiency through digital and online mediums, students will be encouraged to perceive their everyday media practices as a rich field of English language production and contribute to global discourses on food.

Advisory: This interdisciplinary course is appropriate for upper-level students from various faculties who are seeking to enhance their critical reading and writing skills while engaging in media technologies to increase English proficiency.

Course Info

Course Code : ELTU3415

Unit : 2

Level 3

Coordinator:
Ms LEE Jenna

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    Online Teaching Arrangements and Office Opening Hours

     

    The University has announced that all teaching and learning activities will be conducted in online mode from 24 January 2022 until further notice. For the arrangement of ELTU classes, please contact your class teacher for details.

    The ELTU General Office is open on 24 January 2022 from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm and will be closed until further notice. This temporary arrangement is subject to change and will cease upon the University’s announcement of the resumption of services and operation.

    For enquiries related to teaching and learning matters, please contact us at sa.eltu@cuhk.edu.hk or (852) 3943 5958. For other enquiries, please send your email to eltu-info@cuhk.edu.hk or (852) 3943 9490.