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Who is the EPC web for?

The EPC web is designed for students at the University of Hong Kong, especially those of you who are following English Centre courses on English for Professional Communication.

The EPC web will help you to prepare for the demands of English in your future career. It will help you through the exciting and difficult tasks of choosing a career, finding an employer, getting the job you want and using English effectively when you have got it.

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How does the EPC web work?

The EPC web is divided into modules dealing with major functions of English for professional communication. If you are following a professional English course, your course materials may be linked to modules of the EPC web.

Most sections of the EPC web contain four sub-sections.

  • The main page gives basic tips on the topic of the section and links to the other pages in the section.
  • Models give you examples of good practice in professional communication.
  • Tasks include interactive practice activities to help you develop the the skills and language you need.
  • Resources point you to additional resources in the University and on the web.

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What do you need to use the EPC web?

The EPC web has been designed for Internet Explorer 4.0, but can be viewed with any browser.

To listen to audio files and view video files on the EPC web, you will need Windows Media Player 6.4. Click here if you are not sure whether you have Media Player 6.4 or not.

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To download tasks, you will need a recent version of Microsoft Word. If you are using Internet Explorer 4.0 or Netscape Communicator, you will be able to open Microsoft Word documents on this web within your browser.

To download tasks in PDF format, you will need Acrobat Reader. Downloading in PDF format is recommended if you want to print a hard copy.

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The EPC web has been created by the ITIP team at the English Centre, The University of Hong Kong. Please email comments or questions to the ITIP team.