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Design and Piloting of three “English in the Discipline” Courses for History, Music and Linguistics Students


Abstract

The aim of the project was to develop three 6-credit courses to embed English skills in specific disciplines, namely History, Linguistics and Music. The project was conducted in collaboration between the Centre for Applied English Studies (CAES) and the said disciplines housed in the School of Humanities, Faculty of Arts. The project was instrumental in developing intensive English enhancement support for the 3 disciplines consisting of new syllabi and materials for the new 4-year curriculum. The materials were finalized with the incorporation of feedback received in a piloting phase.

Principal Investigator

Dr. M.L. Hui-Bon-Hoa, Centre for Applied English Studies, Faculty of Arts
Dr. U. Ansaldo, School of Humanities (Linguistics), Faculty of ArtsContact

Project level

University-level project

Project Completion

September 2012

Deliverables (HKU Portal Login Required)

  • Three intensive English language enhancement components for History, Linguistics and Music BA syllabi.
  • Three course syllabi and materials for English in the Discipline (ED) components in the new 4-year curriculum. [Click here to view the course aims and learning outcomes for History, Music and Linguistics]
  • The design and content of the History ED course was shared with colleagues within and outside the University on:
    • (i) A four-year curriculum reform workshop (with a focus on English in the disciplines) held on May 5, 2011.
    • (ii) HKU Symposium: “Research into practice in the four-year curriculum” held on June 1, 2012.
  • The design and content of the Music ED course was shared with colleagues within and outside the University on:
    • (i) A CAES materials writing seminar.
    • (ii) HKU Symposium: “Research into practice in the four-year curriculum” held on June 1, 2012.
  • The design and content of the Linguistics ED course was shared with colleagues within and outside the University on an English for Specific Purposes Conference to be held at the HK Polytechnic University in December 2012.

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