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HSUHK Toastmaster Club

Funded by the HSUHK Teaching Development Grants, the first-ever HSUHK Toastmaster Club celebrated its success with the 7th and final meeting (2018/19), and the Inauguration Ceremony of the club officers on 9 April 2019. Guests of honour attending included Prof Kwok-kan TAM (Dean, School of Humanities and Social Science), Dr Paul FUNG (Acting Head, Department of English), Molly YIP…

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English Dramatic Duologue Competition

The English Dramatic Duologue Competition was successfully held by the Department of English on 28 March 2019 to promote English language learning. Six teams of students from different disciplines performed three world-acclaimed English plays, including Arther Miller’s Death of a Salesman, Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead and Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House. Over 200 academic staff, students, and…

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30th English Departmental Seminar

Classifier Constructions in Sign Languages At the Departmental Seminar hosted on 28 March 2019, Mr Emre Hakgüder from University of Chicago introduced the Turkish sign language and illustrated argument drop and classifier decisions in Turkish sign language instrumentals with three experimental data sets. The audience raised questions during the Q&A Session on how signers make decisions on using classifiers…

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BA-ENG Reunion Cocktail Party

The first BA-ENG Reunion Cocktail Party was held on 22 March 2019. It was a great opportunity to celebrate the 7th anniversary of the BA-ENG programme and the attainment of U-title. Over 110 alumni, current students, academic staff and external examiners joined the party. The party was kicked off by Prof Kwok-kan TAM, Dr Paul FUNG and Prof Stuart…

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Supporting Budding Poets

For the third year in a row, the Department of English at HSUHK has been commissioned to organise the Hong Kong Budding Poets (English) Award (HKBPA). The HKBPA is a territory-wide competition open to local primary, secondary, international and ESF schools. It is organised by the Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Education and supported by Gifted Education Section of…

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“Root for you”: Preservation and Promotion of Chinese Culture

Supported by the Sin Wai Kin Chinese Culture Promotion Scheme, the Department of English is organising a series of workshops on “Root for you”: Preservation and Promotion of Chinese Culture. The first workshop, Far From Being Foreign Wing Chun, was held on 25 January 2019. The Department invited Chris Tannous to be the instructor. Chris was a psychotherapist in…

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Footprint from Afar: The Story of Hakka People Cultural Tour to Meizhou and Shanghai, China

Funded by Tin Ka Ping Foundation and organised by Department of English, the project “Footprint from afar: The story of Hakka people” provides opportunities for students to go on an excursion to appreciate Hakka culture. Between 2 and 10 January 2019, 18 HSUHK students from different disciplines visited Dabu County, Meizhou and Shanghai. The students first examined traditional Hakka culture in…

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HSUHK Graduation Ceremony 2018

On 5 December 2018, the Hang Seng University of Hong Kong held the Graduation Ceremony 2018 to celebrate the achievements of the graduating students. This year, 54 students were awarded Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in English (BA-ENG). The Department would also like to congratulate the following scholarship awardees: Academic Excellence ScholarshipLEUNG Hoi Yee Academic Achievement ScholarshipKO Wai Yan Academic Accomplishment ScholarshipYIM…

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29TH ENGLISH DEPARTMENTAL SEMINAR

The Spread of English in Mainland China: An analysis of the best available data At the Departmental Seminar hosted on 5 December 2018, Dr Rining WEI from Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University illustrated Chinese people’s use of and self-rated proficiency in English, as well as their attitudes towards using a foreign language.

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SHSS Award Ceremony 2017/18

The School of Humanities and Social Science Award Presentation Ceremony was successfully held on 17 November 2018. The following BA-ENG students were awarded the Dean’s List Honour and the Best Progress Award: Dean’s ListCHEUNG Sum Ki Alexis (Year 1)CHIU Tsz Ying (Year 1)CHANG Yan Tung (Year 2)CHOI Wai Ming (Year 2)WU Chin Lui (Year 2)WU Chung Yan (Year 2)LO…

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