Academic Lecture Series Held by the Centre for Research on Chinese Language and Education
- Centre for Research on Chinese Language and Education
The Centre for Research on Chinese Language and Education (CRCLE) has been established for nearly one year. With the support from the Faculty of Humanities and the Department of Chinese Language Studies, the CRCLE launched three lecture series: Chinese Linguistics Lecture Series, Chinese Language Education Lecture Series, and International Chinese Language Teaching Lecture Series, based on the three thematic research conducted by the research teams: Chinese language studies, Chinese language education, and teaching Chinese as a second language, with an aim to facilitate the exchange and promotion of academic research in the abovementioned areas.
The CRCLE invited guest lecturers within EdUHK and beyond and has held seven public lectures since the beginning of 2019/20. Only the lecture given by Dr Lai Chun of The University of Hong Kong in January 2020 was conducted via a face-to-face mode, while the other six lectures were held via Zoom in response to the pandemic situation. All the lectures received very enthusiastic responses from the public. Among the lectures, Mr Zeng Denggao, the Chinese Panel Head of Kennedy School of English Schools Foundation (ESF), was invited to deliver a lecture under International Chinese Language Teaching Lecture Series to discuss a case analysis on the development of Chinese curriculum in international schools, which drew 220 applications. Meanwhile, Professor Zhu Qingzhi, the Director of the CRCLE, presented his recent research outcome From Deng (等) to Dei (哋)-A Case Study of Chinese Historical Linguistics, and Dr Jin Jing, the Group Leader of Chinese Language Studies Thematic Group of the CRCLE, provided the lecture Apposition and Background Proposition, both of which attracted over 100 participants. In the Chinese Language Education Lectures Series, Ms Shirly Yip Siu Lai, Principal of Li Sing Tai Hang School, and Ms Shirley Lai Ka Yan, Curriculum Development Officer of Po Kok Primary School, were invited to share their experience on school-based Chinese curriculum for non-Chinese students, which also obtained very positive responses.
The successful series of academic lectures played a positive role in promoting the research on Chinese language studies, first and second language teaching of Chinese language, and knowledge transfer. The CRCLE will continue to provide more high-standard academic exchange and organise more high-quality academic activities in the future.