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Faculty of Humanities

Departments & Centres



DepartmentsAreas of Expertise
Chinese language education
  • Chinese language education
  • Chinese linguistics
  • Teaching Chinese as a second language
English language education
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL)
  • Second Language Acquisition (SLA)
  • Teacher education
Linguistics and modern language studies
  • Fundamentals of human language system
  • Language in the mind
  • Language in society
Literature and culture studies
  • Chinese literature and culture
  • English literature
  • Chinese history and world history
  • Cultural studies




CentresAreas of Expertise
Centre for language in education
  • Provision of language enhancement programmes (LEP) covering Chinese (including Putonghua) and English
  • Implementation of assessments for language learning
  • Offer of co-curricular and extra-curricular language enhancement activities and learning resources at Arthur Samy Language Learning Centre (ASLLC), e.g:
    • Workshops, consultations, and self-access language learning software in Chinese (including Putonghua) and English
    • English Cafe, book club, cultural workshops and English language buddy scheme
    • International Tutors from all around the world, including Brazil, Columbia, Finland, Mongolia, Sweden, the Netherlands and the United States to organise activities


Research Centres


Research CentresAreas of Expertise
International Research Centre for Cultural Studies
  • Research that adopts a broad view of popular culture including both the culture of everyday life and its mediation through print, music, cinema, photography and new digital media of various kinds
  • Research that bridges language, literature, culture and new media within the Faculty of Humanities
  • Focus on popular culture in the Humanities from an Asian perspective
Centre for research on Chinese Language and Education
  • Chinese Linguistics
  • Chinese Language in Education
  • Acquisition and Teaching of Chinese as a Second Language
Centre for research on linguistics and language studies
  • Digital Humanities for Cantonese 
  • Multilingual acquisition and multilingual education  
  • Child language development and developmental disorders
Research Centre for Chinese Literature and Literary Culture
  • Researches on literary works and their authors, literary thoughts and schools, genres and styles, and literary influences
  • Generation and dissemination of literary texts and literary knowledge
  • Publication and marketing of literary works, literature education, literary historiography, filmic and television adaptations of literature, graphic novels and lyrics of pop songs
  • Hong Kong literature and children’s literature