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HSU Idol: English Singing Contest

The Department of English would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who attended the university’s first-ever HSU Idol: English Singing Contest on 1 November 2019!   The contest, held in the Block D auditorium, was an opportunity for staff and students alike to share their passion for music while also honing their English language skills.  The event…

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Student Orientation Day (2019/20)

On 20 August 2019, the HSUHK Student Orientation Day was successfully held. During the programme session, BA-ENG freshmen were introduced to the faculty members, the programme curriculum and the student support services provided. Some senior year students shared their campus life and study tips with the freshmen. Dr Paul FUNG, Head of Department of English and Programme Director of…

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English Summer Camp 2019

Sponsored by the Tin Ka Ping Foundation, the Department of English held an English Summer Camp from 15 July to 29 July 2019 for HSUHK students and students from Dapu County Tin Ka Ping Experimental High School. The aim was to encourage students to take part in the actual execution of cultural preservation, as well as boosting students’ English…

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2018/19 Hong Kong Budding Poets (English) Award

The Hong Kong Budding Poets (English) Award is a territory-wide competition open to local primary, secondary, international and ESF schools. It was co-organised by the Education Bureau and the Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Education. The Department of English of HSUHK was commissioned to hold the competition, adjudication and related training workshops for the third year in a row….

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4th Undergraduate Conference on Language, Linguistics and Literature

The 4th Undergraduate Conference on Language, Linguistics and Literature was held on 20 May 2019 by the Department of English. During the conference, 8 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in English Year 4 students presented their senior projects on various literary and linguistic topics. Both the teaching staff and students enjoyed this valuable experience of exchanging academic knowledge. Prof Kwok-kan…

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31st English Departmental Seminar

Digital Humanities Research on Cantonese Studies – A Corpus of Mid-20th Century Hong Kong Cantonese During the Departmental Seminar held on 18 April 2019, Dr Andy Chin explained how digital technologies facilitated corpus linguistics research and introduced the Corpus of Mid-20th Century Hong Kong Cantonese. He demonstrated the functions of this corpus database and highlighted the significance of corpus…

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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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