The Centre for Applied English Studies has successfully hosted two major celebration events to mark its 30th anniversary. Colleagues had a great night connecting with the old and new faces at the Gala Dinner on 4 May 2023 in The Ming Pavilion (HKU). The Colloquium, supported by Louis Cha Fund, was held on 17 May 2023 on the HKU Centennial Campus to bring scholars, educators, CAES staff, and students together to explore new frontiers for language instruction.
Event highlights can be found in the Photo Gallery on the CAES Anniversary webpage as well as on Facebook and Instagram.
The CiC initiative aims to enhance students’ communication skills in the social, academic and workplace environments. It does this through recognising HKU undergraduate courses that enhance students’ oral, written, visual and digital communication competence. The initiative also brings together teaching staff from across Faculties and build a community of practice of enhancing students’ communication competence. http://cics.hku.hk/
CAES embraces a scholarship-informed teaching approach which provides a range of benefits to our staff and students. Through our thematic teams in Materials Development, Classroom Pedagogy and Assessment Practices, CAES staff apply the knowledge and skills gained in scholarship to their teaching curriculum and activities, demonstrating continuous development, innovation and improvement in their teaching practice. https://www.caesscholarship.hku.hk/
The coronavirus outbreak and move to online teaching provided the impetus for ‘Teachers’ Lift’ - an inter-institutional podcast about teaching - which was made possible through a collaborative effort between HKU, HKUST, and PolyU. With university teachers’ questions and concerns in mind, TL takes the form of an informal dialogue between the show hosts and practitioners. It hopes to build and sustain a community of practice and aims to create opportunities for academics to engage in professional development. To subscribe and listen to TL visit: https://teacherslift.com.
Published online bi-annually (in March and October), the Asian Journal of Applied Linguistics (AJAL) is an English language, international, blind-refereed journal. Its goal is to foster discussion and scholarship about the learning, teaching and use of English in Asian contexts. https://caes.hku.hk/ajal