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CRE Preparation (Use of English)

This course aims to prepare you for the Use of English paper of the Common Recruitment Examination organized by the Civil Service Examinations Unit of the Hong Kong Government. You will learn about the various parts of the test: error identification, sentence completion, paragraph improvement and reading comprehension. The related language strategies for handling the test will also be examined.


After completing the course, you are expected to:
  • demonstrate familiarity with the assessment format of the four components of the Use of English paper of the Common Recruitment Examination; and
  • apply appropriate test-taking strategies.

Code(s) CRE-001
Date(s) 10–13 August 2021
Time 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Venue(s) Online via Zoom
Facilitator(s) Linda Mak
Duration 12 hours
Maximum Number of Participants 18
Eligibility Final-year UG students have priority.
Fee $500 (refundable)
Registration Dates 1 - 8 June 2021
Enquiry If you have any questions, please contact us at:
Telephone:(852) 2358-7851
Office: Room 3018 (Lifts 2 & 3)
Remarks Students who have taken the CRE workshop before need NOT take this course.
  1. Please note that it takes time to practice the language skills and strategies you are going to learn from this course. To benefit most from it, you are advised to take it well before the examination. Courses in late August and March, or earlier, are recommended. 

    Details of the CRE exams can be found on the Civil Service Bureau website (http://www.csb.gov.hk/english/recruit/cre/949.html).

  2. In line with the university arrangements in response to the coronavirus outbreak, we accept online payment only (i.e. Visa/Master cards). Application will be considered only after online payment is completed. Your application becomes invalid if online payment is unsuccessful, and you will have to re-apply before the deadline.
  3. The short course will be conducted online. Please go through the guidelines here, which detail the preparation and computer equipment required, before joining in the event.

Online Registration Current Available Course


Priority is given to students in UGC-funded programs.

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