English Language

8 October 2020

Editorial: Introduction to this Special Issue : English for Academic and Professional Purposes in the Digital Era

Developments in digital communication technologies have had a significant effect on the way that people communicate, including how we gain access to, create and disseminate knowledge in academic and professional contexts. The purpose of this special issue is to engage with these issues.
5 May 2022
提升英文寫作能力 加強STEM教育成效

提升英文寫作能力 加強STEM教育成效 (Chinese Version Only)

提升英文寫作能力 加強STEM教育成效 城大英文系潘國雄博士研發出文體教學法,以提升學生英文寫作能力為切入點,提供有效方法讓老師幫助學生掌握以英文書寫理科報告或論文,達致教學相長。
9 September 2022
Language Ideologies of International Students in a Hong Kong EMI University

Language Ideologies of International Students in a Hong Kong EMI University

Language Ideologies of International Students in a Hong Kong EMI University To dissect the language-related experiences and beliefs of international students, Dr Matthew SUNG of CityU’s Department of English launched a research project at an EMI university in Hong Kong. From the perspectives of language policy and critical sociolinguistics, he zoomed in on their ideologies about the roles, the varieties, and the monolingual and multilingual uses of English in the EMI university context.
21 October 2022

How to Study Effectively in Science through English 理科英文是怎樣煉成的

(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.
15 May 2023

New Study on Health Communication Promotes Better Quality of Care for Patients Receiving Chinese-Western Medicine Treatment

As the use of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) in integrated treatment is gaining increasing recognition and popularity amongst the general public, there is a need to investigate the role of effective clinical communication in TCM context, particularly for communicating with patients who seek both TCM and Western Medical care. Dr Jack PUN, Assistant Professor from the Department of English at CityU, and his team designed a communication intervention based on the Calgary-Cambridge guides for teaching effective doctor-patient communication skills and modified it for TCM context, in collaboration with TCM professors/researchers from School of TCM at HKBU and CUHK.
1 June 2023

研發嶄新溝通框架 助中醫提升臨牀診症成效 (Chinese Version Only)

27 June 2023

What Chinese Calligraphy Taught Me About Myself

Professor Jerrine TAN of CityU's Department of English recounted her experience of learning Chinese calligraphy and the wisdom accentuated by the art.
15 September 2023

Empowering Novices to become Experts: Impact of the Legal English Project 培養初學者成爲專家:法律英語項目之影響

legal-english-research 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.
16 November 2023

Nurturing Medical Professionals to be Pioneer in Medical Education Research

Prof Jack PUN of CityU’s Department of English is an expert in health communication and has extensive experience in conducting qualitative research in medicine. Invited by the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine, he organised a workshop at the Hong Kong Jockey Club Innovative Centre for Medicine to share his expertise and provide research training to its faculty members and related clinicians in Hong Kong.