Centre for English and Additional Languages

The mission of the Centre for English and Additional Languages (CEAL) is to enhance the English language and thinking skills of its students, and to provide language support to help students succeed in their academic studies through core and elective courses as well as co-curricular language activities.


Within the context of a liberal arts education, CEAL further offers a range of additional language courses (such as Japanese, Korean, Spanish & French) which also introduce students to new cultures.


Our English Language Support Service (ELSS) served by 5 Visiting English Tutors (VETs) offers a range of English academic services such as Writing Tutorial Service (WTS), IELTS Practicum, Speaking Studio, English Chat Room, and more, to enhance students' English skill sets.


In addition to our academic services, the VETs also organize a variety of social events throughout the academic year as a way to engage students in English in a more informal setting. Such events include The English Conversation Series, Movie Nights, Game Nights, etc.


The ELSS also curates TEDx Lingnan University events (Salons & MainStage) each year and works with the SSC, the Hostels and academic departments to create interesting English-based events.