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Tools and Resources of Academic Literacy

The second of two seminars in the English-in-the-Disciplines and Academic Literacy Seminar Series has been held on May 20, 2011. The seminar was jointly organized by the Steering Committee on 4-Year Undergraduate Curriculum, Centre for Applied English Studies (CAES), and Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (CETL).

Professor Ken Hyland, Director of CAES, and three other CAES staff members Dr Lisa Cheung, Mr Patrick Desloge, and Mr Peter Voller spoke at the seminar which focused on exploring various tools and resources that help students achieve academic literacy. In HKU’s new undergraduate curriculum, all English-in-the-Disciplines courses will be supported by web-based and self-access learning resources. Through the use of these tools, students will be able to consolidate their knowledge of academic disciplinary communication in an individualized and targeted manner.