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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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23rd English Departmental Seminar

26 October 2017 On 26 Oct 2017, the Department of English hosted a long lecture by Prof Jeremy Tambling, Honorary Professor of Comparative Literature at The University of Hong Kong and former Chair of Literature at The University of Manchester. Prof Tambling has written over 20 books and is a prominent international figure in literary studies, critical theory and…

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22nd English Departmental Seminar

12 October 2017 On 12 Oct 2017, the Department of English hosted its 22nd Departmental Seminar. Dr Maggie Ma shared on the topic “Implementing Assessment for Learning in English Writing Classes”. Dr Maggie Ma shared her insights on implementing assessments for learning. Dr Maggie Ma and other members of the Department of English

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IELTS Talk by British Council 2017

14 September 2017 The Department of English invited Ms Sharon Ho, a representative from the British Council, to deliver an IELTS Talk to our students on 14 Sep 2017. The IELTS Talk was well-received by our students. As a token of appreciation, Ms Amy Chow, IELTS Preparation Course Co-ordinator of Department of English, presented a souvenir to Ms Sharon…

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21st English Departmental Seminar

24 August 2017 On 24 Aug 2017, the Department of English hosted its 21st Departmental Seminar. Topics included micro-genetic approach to exploring scaffolding strategies and social relationships in trained peer review, exploring some implications of successful teacher followership on the generic teacher competencies framework in Hong Kong, a key factor influencing course selection: the human capital theory, and mirror,…

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20th English Departmental Seminar, by Ms Joyce Lee, Dr Anora Wong, Dr Holly Chung, and Dr Rebecca Ong

31 July 2017 On Monday, 31 Jul 2017, the Department of English hosted their 20th Departmental Seminar presented by Ms Joyce Lee, Dr Anora Wong, Dr Holly Chung, and Dr Rebecca Ong. Each presentation lasted thirty minutes with time for a Question & Answer Session. Date: Monday, 31 July 2017 Time: 10:30 am – 12:30 pm Venue: M405 Speakers…

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English Intercultural Exchange Camp 2017

22 July 2017 Sponsored by the Tin Ka Ping Foundation, the Department of English held an English Intercultural Exchange Camp from 17 to 22 Jul 2017 for HSMC students of all disciplines and students from Dapu County Tin Ka Ping Experimental High School to foster intercultural collaboration between HSMC and Mainland students, provide students with an opportunity to expand…

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