Heads and New Academic/Teaching Staff of Departments and Centre
Before joining EdUHK, Professor Si Chung Mou was the Head of School of Chinese at The University of Hong Kong (HKU). His major research interests include Chinese linguistics, teaching Chinese as a foreign language, and Chinese culture. He is author of a dozen of academic books published in Hong Kong, Japan, Mainland China and Taiwan.
中國語言學系, 英語教育學系, 語言學及現代語言學, 文學及文化學系, 語文教育中心
Initial Periodic Programme Review for Bachelor of Education (Honours) (English Language)
The Bachelor of Education (Honours) (English Language) (Five-year Full-time) (BEd(EL)) programme admitted its first cohort of students in 2012/13, produced its first cohort of graduates in 2016/17 and was due to conduct the Initial Periodic Programme Review (IPPR) in 2017/18. An External Review Panel (ERP) comprising the following two senior academics conducted an on-site visit to EdUHK on 13 and 14 April 2018:
The First Department of English Language Education e-Learning Roundtable
The Department of English Language Education (ELE) of the Faculty of Humanities at The Education University of Hong Kong, held the 1st ELE e-Learning Roundtable on 9 June 2018. The event was organised to share the experiences from local English teachers involved in the Unleashing e-Resources in English Language Education (URiELL) of the University’s Central Reserve Fund project. The project’s aim is to promote the integration of e-Learning in English language teaching in primary and secondary schools through an organic approach to professional development. The roundtable included a keynote presentation, experience sharing, roundtable discussion and parallel sessions. The discussion explored the topic of what can be done to prepare teachers for integrating technology into their classrooms.
A Word from International Staff: French International Tutors Present a French Breakfast
Welcome to France! Report by Amélia Mongellas The Department of Linguistics and Modern Language Studies has launched the Minor in French Studies and, for this, a French international tutor has joined the University to help students learn French and to promote French culture. Amélia Mongellas is your tutor of French and is at your disposal to answer any questions about the French language or culture. Amélia can also explain the professional opportunities you may have after learning French. Indeed, 54 countries are part of the Francophonie, and learning French is a real asset in the world of work.
Language Fest 2018 a Success!
The First Language Fest of The Education University of Hong Kong was held on 18 September 2018 by the Centre for Language in Education (CLE). As a journey of self-discovery and connecting everyone through languages, CLE offered an occasion for students to meet others through languages. It was a fun event that consisted of the presentations of seven languages of the world, namely Finnish, Portuguese, Turkish, Hebrew, Mongolian, Swedish, Spanish, led by the International Tutors (ITs) from different countries, aiming at showing students the diversity of linguistic and ethnographic features of those languages. The idea was to let students understand that languages and cultures were different but equally important and interesting no matter where the language was spoken.
Renovation of the Arthur Samy Language Learning Centre
The renovation project of the Arthur Samy Language Learning Centre (B3-G-05) was conducted from March to August 2018 with the aim of providing a more conducive learning environment for students. The project was made possible thanks to the funding of the University Grants Committee. Over the course of five months, the modernisation of all workshop and consultation rooms was completed. Additionally, a new English café and an expanded open area were constructed. Students are now able to collaborate and learn in these new innovative learning environments. Overall, it is a challenging and exciting transformation when different parties worked together to accomplish what had been set out to do.
流行文化與人文學研究中心宣佈香港首個一城一書(One City One Book) 計劃──「我城我書」。「我城我書」是一個社區閱讀計劃，旨在聚集城市人一起閱讀和討論同一本書。此計劃的目標是建立社區意識，促進閱讀、討論和公民參與。
Supported by the Centre for Popular Culture in the Humanities and the Department of Literature and Cultural Studies in collaboration with the Modernist Studies in Asia network, the international conference “Modernism and Empathy” was held on 15 to 16 June 2018 and attracted approximately 50 delegates from Asian and European countries including India, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Poland, the United Kingdom (UK) and the United States (US).
A Research Hub Devoted to the Study of Linguistics and Language Studies and Beyond
The Research Cluster Fund (RCF) project “Establishing a Research Cluster in The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK) for Promoting Research on Multilingual Acquisition and Multilingual Education” has brought forth a group of colleagues of EdUHK who have expertise in the field of multilingual acquisition and multilingual education to form a research cluster. Led by Dr Wang Lixun (Department of Linguistics and Modern Language Studies (LML)), Professor Cheung Hin Tat (Centre for Research on Linguistics and Language Studies (CRLLS) and LML), Professor Bob Adamson (Department of International Education and Lifelong Learning (IELL)), Dr Kataoka Shin (LML), Dr Gao Fang (IELL) and Dr Pamela Leung Pui Wan (Department of Chinese Language Studies (CHL) and Centre for Language in Education (CLE)). This project has brought EdUHK the potential to take the leading role in promoting research on multilingual acquisition and multilingual education. Numerous seminars, open to the public, have been held regularly targeting teaching staff and students in order to continuously promote research in multilingual acquisition and multilingual education and to keep them informed and updated on current research trend in this field.
PhD students for the Fall 2018
The Faculty of Humanities admitted five PhD students for the Fall 2018 intake. Three of them are the recipients of the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS) for 2018/19.