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Department of English Annual Retreat

Before the start of the new 2018/19 academic year, the department gathered for a day of learning and sharing ideas. Guest lecturers were invited to give presentations alongside talks from our own staff. It was a richly beneficial experience and one that we hope to make an annual tradition.

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26th English Departmental Seminar

Group photo of teachers of the Department of English

13 August 2018 Today, the Department of English hosted its 26th Departmental Seminar. Dr Holly Chung shared on the topic “English-Language Graduation Requirement in Tertiary Education: A Study of Self-Efficacy Beliefs of Students who Failed”; Ms Joyce Lee shared on “Language Policy in Hong Kong: Medium of Instruction in Secondary Education”; and Dr Rebecca Ong shared on “Language Learning…

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English Intercultural Exchange Camp 2018

Sponsored by Tin Ka Ping Foundation, the Department of English held an English Intercultural Exchange Camp from 16 to 20 Jul 2018 for HSMC students of all disciplines and students from Dapu County Tin Ka Ping Experimental High School. The camp aimed at fostering intercultural collaboration between HSMC and Mainland students, providing students with an opportunity to expand their…

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25th English Departmental Seminar

9 July 2018 On 9 Jul 2018, the Department of English hosted its 25th Departmental Seminar. Dr Amy Kong shared on the topic “A Dual Case Study of Perceptions of Strategy-based Training and Peer Review Stances among Hong Kong Secondary Students: An Activity Theory Perspective” and Dr Anora Wong shared on “Narrative Inquiry into Washback of High-stakes and Low-stakes…

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English Summer Course 2017

16 June 2017 The English Summer Course, offered by the Department of English, was held successfully during the period 22 May – 16 June 2017. This four-week English Summer Course is designed for students who strive to improve their English writing, speaking, listening and reading skills. Besides, the course also aims to enhance students’ logical and critical thinking skills…

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2017/18 Hong Kong Budding Poets (English) Award Poetry Workshop and Prize-giving Ceremony

28 May 2018 The Hong Kong Budding Poets (English) Award is a territory-wide competition open to local primary, secondary, international and ESF schools. It was organised by The Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Education and supported by Gifted Education Section of the Education Bureau. The Department of English of HSMC was commissioned to hold the competition, adjudication and related…

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TEDxHSMC: Local Leaders Standing on an International Platform

19 May 2018 TEDxHSMC made its debut at HSMC on 19 May 2018! Devoted to TED’s mission of spreading ideas, TEDxHSMC gathered eight speakers from all walks of life to present their innovative ideas in their 18-minute talk. Centered upon the theme “Inter-VIEW”, the amazing speakers explored the power of collaboration where the audience could be in charge of…

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Speech Festival: Sense and Sensibility

1 February 2018 The Speech Festival on the theme Sense and Sensibility was successfully held by the Department of English on 1 Feb 2018. Coached by the English Language Teaching teachers, 11 contestants from different disciplines delivered their speeches and competed for the chance to present themselves in TEDxHSMC, which is to be held in May 2018. The second…

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Dr Jay Parker was commended Bruce Harkness Young Scholar Award

7 January 2018 Dr Jay Parker, Assistant Professor of Literature in the Department of English, recently received the Bruce Harkness Young Scholar Award from the Joseph Conrad Society of America. Professor Paul Armstrong, Professor of English at Brown University and President of the Joseph Conrad Society of America, acknowledged the award at the Society’s Annual Dinner at the Modern…

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24th English Departmental Seminar, by Dr Rebecca Ong

7 December 2017 On 7 Dec 2017, the Department of English hosted its 24th Departmental Seminar. Dr Rebecca Ong, who had visited the United States of America for professional exchange and consultation under the International Visitor Leadership Program in Oct 2017, shared her experience in the States and gave some insights into the development of English language curriculum during…

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