Is there a fix-all English curriculum or educational programme?


Organized by Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL) and Staff Development Committee (SDC)

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Thursday, 31 October 2019
14:00 – 15:00
Teaching and Learning Enhancement
Dr Beatrice Ma, Centre for Applied English Studies, HKU
A314, 3/F, S H Ho Academic Building
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In view of the diversity in English proficiency levels among university students in Hong Kong tertiary context, different universities adopted different policies on language curriculum reforms and proposed educational programme initiatives to cater for the needs of this new generation of university students. This talk attempts to explore these language curriculum reform policies and other related educational programme initiatives and discuss their impact on the teaching and learning of English in the tertiary context.


Dr Ma has over thirty years of English language teaching experience in Hong Kong tertiary institutions. Apart from teaching EAP and ESP courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, she was invited to deliver university-wide special language enhancement programmes by the Registry of The Chinese University of Hong Kong and give training workshops to secondary English teachers by the Education Bureau of the SAR Hong Kong Government. Her experience ranges from designing learning materials for specific academic disciplines to language curriculum design for specific university faculties. Her research interest focuses on examining the language learning behaviours and learning approaches of the local university students. Other areas of interest include cognitive language learning strategies and language use in context.

Light refreshment will be served. All academic staff are welcome to join.

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