Learning ‘legal English’, the specialised language that students encounter in law school, is particularly challenging. Law students must learn to use English forms and structures in such a way as to meet the expectations of members of the legal academic community, consistent with the conventions of the legal discipline. Professor Christoph Hafner, Associate Professor of CityU’s Department of English, formed an interdisciplinary project team with legal and language experts in local and overseas universities, in order to develop a digital multimedia resource for legal English based on an analysis of the language needs of Hong Kong law students.
People often feel helpless and depressed when facing life-altering situations such as a terminal diagnosis, incarceration and even a global pandemic. While many clinical psychologists mainly provide their patients with symptom treatments that focuses on “now”, Prof Samuel HO Mun-yin, Head of CityU’s Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences, has dedicated over two decades to his hope-based treatments that focus on the future.
(Video in Cantonese only with bilingual subtitles) STEM has been a popular trend in education locally and globally. However, many local students still share several struggles while using English to study Science. In this video, Dr Jack PUN, Assistant Professor of CityU’s Department of English, showcases the in-school practices of Translanguaging and Genre-based Pedagogy.
(Video in English only with bilingual subtitles) Misinformation and fake news have become a global issue with the quick expansion of social media use. The findings of this study could provide some insights on effective misinformation correction strategies. In this video, Dr Nancy DAI Yue, Assistant Professor of CityU’s Department of Media and Communication, will share with you some tips to correct misinformation effectively by changing the information presentation order and adding a debiasing message.
(Video in Cantonese only with bilingual subtitles) Have you ever imagined whether Tang poets Li Bai and Du Fu knew each other? As technology advances, one can gain an understanding of the social networks of historical figures with the help of digital tools. The use of information technologies in humanities research is referred to as “digital humanities”. In this video, Dr TSUI Lik-hang of CityU’s Department of Chinese and History introduces this mode of research and explains how it can help enhance the depth and breadth of the research by humanities scholars.
Dr ZHANG Lin of CityU's Department of Public and International Affairs and his collaborator unravelled the effects of tropical cyclones on economic growth. The research looked into the economic impact of tropical cyclone events between 1980 and 2018, focusing on the overall economic growth and sectoral variations.
Given New Zealand has so far been regarded as successful in fighting the pandemic, Dr Christoph HAFNER of CityU’s Department of English investigates whether (and how) the NZ government’s communication practices have played a role throughout the process.
(Video in Cantonese only with bilingual subtitles) Feeling anxious about your examination? In this video, Dr John LEE of CityU’s Department of Linguistics and Translation introduces the first Cantonese counselling chatbot developed by his team which offers support and counselling advice to students who suffer from academic issues, test anxiety or loneliness. He also explains how his research team facilitates the chatbot development.
Dr Nicolas Thomas explains why a conversation needs to be started as to what the pandemic endgame will look like, as Hong Kong and the world look forward to the reopening of borders, and the resumption of trade and travel.
Professor Mark R THOMPSON of CityU's Department of Public and International Affairs comments on Hong Kong government's plan to make vaccination mandatory for domestic helpers, which was suspended after a diplomatic backlash.