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Saturday Seminar Series 2021/2022 (Sem I) - Cohort 1

  • 25 Sep, 2021 - 23 Oct, 2021 | 9:45 am - 12:15 pm
  • Online (via ZOOM)
  • Seminar
  • English
  • Department of English Language Education

Due to the overwhelming number of applications received for the Saturday Seminar Series, the delivery mode will be switched from face-to-face mode to online mode to reduce risk of infection. This change will affect all Saturday seminars in Cohort One.


For English Teachers Only:

You may register for the whole series or a particular lecture that interests you.

Cohort 1: English Language Teaching in the Digital Era - Practical Ideas and Strategies (Re-run)

25 Sept – 23 Oct 2021
9:45 am - 12:15 pm
Mode of Teaching:
Online (Via ZOOM)
Target Audience:
Upper primary to secondary school teachers
E-Certificate of attendance will be issued to participants for each seminar attended.
Programme Schedule:
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Saturday Seminar Series 2020/2021 (Sem II)


Due to technological advancement and its growing affordances, English learning beyond the classroom with technology has received enormous attention. The presenter calls it Informal Digital Learning of English (IDLE). This talk highlights what new roles English teachers should play in the digital age and how they can leverage the power of IDLE to complement the limitations of formal language education.

Multimedia play an important role in language learning, especially vocabulary learning. In this seminar, we will share research findings on multimedia-enhanced English learning and discuss effective use of multimedia annotations in English learning.

Conventional classroom writing assessment is predominantly summative in nature. Such a focus on performance outcomes might not contribute to effective student learning. In the past decades, there has been a paradigm shift in assessment with a move towards a formative orientation. The main aim of this workshop then is to provide teachers with practical ideas on how to use classroom writing assessment and feedback effectively to promote student learning in the writing classroom.

Digital storytelling (DST) has been regarded as an important way in English language education in the 21st century and it has positive effect on students’ oral proficiency, language literacy and communicative competency. Based on our Quality Education Fund research findings, we will introduce important principles in DST and practical strategies in making digital stories with the aim of enhancing teachers’ digital literacy and integrating DST into current English language teaching. (Target: upper primary)

Rapidly evolving technology has brought fundamental changes to reading and writing practices in contemporary society. Helping students to acquire new literacy skills to enable them to understand and create texts incorporating multimodal elements is of greater relevance than ever. In this seminar, participants will be introduced to ways in which teachers can support students' engagement with multimodal texts in the English classroom. Possibilities in using a variety of multimodal texts which students encounter in their out of school lives such as picturebooks, graphic novels and digitally based texts with audios, videos, hyperlinks, etc. will be explored.

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Professional Development Programme

Teachers who are interested in all five seminars are welcome to register for the full 30 hour Certificate Programme for English Teachers (Saturday Mode).

For more information, please click here.

Disclaimer:The Department reserves the right to make modifications and changes to the time, venue, speakers and other perspectives of the seminar. In the event of any discrepancy between the promotional materials and the webpage version, the webpage version shall prevail.
Enquiries:Please contact Ms Lee at 2948-7424 or
Special Arrangement during Tropical Cyclones/ Rainstorm

Please find the special arrangement during bad weather below for your reference:

When Tropical Cyclone Signal No.3 or Red Rainstorm Warning Signal is in force, the seminar will continue to be held as scheduled, unless otherwise announced by the Department.

When Tropical Cyclone Signal No.8 (or above) or the Black Rainstorm Signal is in force, the following arrangements shall apply:


For Seminar Not Yet Started:


  • If Tropical Cyclone (No.8 or above) or Black rainstorm warning is in force at or after 6:00am
  • If Tropical Cyclone (No.8 or above) or Black rainstorm warning is cancelled between 6:01am and 11:00am
  • If Tropical Cyclone (No.8 or above) or Black rainstorm warning is in force at or after 11:00am

Action to be taken

The seminar will be cancelled.


For Seminar Already Started:


  • When Tropical Cyclone (No.8 or above) is issued / When Black rainstorm warning is issued

Action to be taken

The seminar will be suspended immediately.