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Understanding English-in-the-Disciplines


The first of two seminars in the English-in-the-Disciplines and Academic Literacy Seminar Series has been held on May 6, 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, pointed out at the seminar that communicative demands driven by learning at the university level represent a challenge to undergraduate students worldwide. The way to help students is to enhance their academic literacy skills through collaboration with Faculty subject experts in the materials design and curriculum development of English enhancement courses.

Other speakers at the seminar include Dr Max Hui-Bon-Hoa, Mr Jon Hui, Dr Claudia Wong and Ms Tse Lai Kun, who shared with the audience examples of courses developed in collaboration with the Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Engineering and Faculty of Medicine.