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HKCPD Hub Virtual International Conference 2021 for English teaching professionals worldwide – Pre-Conference Workshops
All our keynote speakers are delivering workshops on 6 and 7 January 2021. Workshop topics are:
- Professor David Boud – Redesigning feedback practices to make a difference (6 January 2020, Wednesday)
- Associate Professor Averil Coxhead – Vocabulary in English for Specific Purposes: Three key ideas (7 January 2020, Thursday)
- Professor Robert Godwin-Jones – Technology and the English language classroom (6 January 2020, Wednesday)
- Professor Alister Cumming – Responding to students’ writing: Promoting assessment for learning (7 January 2020, Thursday)
- Professor Lourdes Ortega – A multilingual ethos for error correction in Additional Language pedagogy (6 January 2020, Wednesday)
Find out more on the keynote speakers page.
HKCPD Hub Virtual International Conference 2021 for English teaching professionals worldwide
The conference addresses the theme of Innovative teaching and research in English Language Education.
This year we have five excellent keynote speakers:
- Professor David Boud – From assessment as looking back to assessment as looking forward
- Associate Professor Averil Coxhead – Assumptions and research into vocabulary in EAP
- Professor Alister Cumming – L2 writing and L2 learning: Transfer, self-regulation, and identities
- Professor Robert Godwin-Jones – Language learning today: Where is technology leading us and what does it mean for language teachers
- Professor Lourdes Ortega – Exploring teaching-research interfaces: A down-to-earth SLA perspective
- 5 keynotes and a keynote speakers’ forum;
- 3 featured colloquia, 2 HKCPD Hub Community presentations;
(All live with interactive Q&As)
- 100 live parallel presentations and 50 pre-recorded presentations with live discussion sessions in 5 strands;
- social networking events and the HKCPD Hub annual meeting for all conference attendees.
For full details, visit the HKCPD Hub Virtual International Conference 2021 website
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What colleagues say about the HKCPD Hub
The sharing session of online teaching practices is really useful as it combines intelligent and creative teachers' advice in one go. It is a good opportunity for us to pick someone else's brains about how to deliver more interesting and engaging lectures.
From this session, I have gained much understanding on how teachers from different universities face the challenges brought by the present situation. If possible, I will try to adopt those good practices in my classes, so students will find the lessons meaningful and engaging. I have learnt a lot from this session, and I am looking forward to the future sharing sessions.
Congratulations to the organizing team for making the online inter-institutional event a success! The fact that the presentations were given only 5 minutes each has made them even more concise and action-packed. It was a maverick idea to have a fellow teacher perform his music during the break! I thoroughly enjoyed the event and thank you so much!
The seminar has allowed me to know more about good online teaching practices in different universities. It is very helpful and encouraging to know that we are facing similar challenges and yet most of us are being positive in such circumstances during the virus outbreak.
This was a great opportunity to listen and learn from colleagues from all over Hong Kong! Thanks to the HKCPD Hub for organising this session.
Finding out how other teachers and centres adapted their courses for online learning was the big takeaway from this session. As well as exchanging ideas, the session was a chance to build the EAP community in Hong Kong as we navigate through challenging times.
The ‘Teaching in an online environment: Good practices in the face of uncertainty’ session is an excellent example of what a community of practice is all about. The session was well organized, creating a much-needed opportunity for colleagues from Hong Kong universities to share experiences during this extraordinary time. It was wonderful to have an occasion when we could interact and share best practices for online teaching. We need more events like this.
It was a good time to "sit" around with colleagues from different uni and share the practices that were used throughout this freshly-ended extraordinary semester. The sharing was very practical, and it allowed me to also reflect on my own practices during the semester. I also rest assured that I was not alone facing hiccups back then during my teaching semester. To add in another plus point, I really like the live streaming music session during the refreshment break.
I feel during these uncertain times of teaching and learning, the HKCPD Hub is certainly rising to the challenge by providing many avenues and opportunities for colleagues to stay resilient and determined in exploring sound ELT pedagogy. There is an event for everyone: blogs to share experience, podcasts to find out what teachers value, research ideas to build on pedagogy, and seminars to build skills. Kudos in your efforts to connect and empower teachers, Hub colleagues.
This was the perfect opportunity to catch up with colleagues from different English centres and learn how we had survived and thrived as language teachers despite the challenges of the last few months.
The HKCPD Hub is an ideal place for EAP/ESP teachers in higher education in Hong Kong to meet, share, discuss and develop in a community of practice with a common goal to enhance our students' learning and use of English in academic and professional contexts.
The session has provided an invaluable opportunity for participants to learn from and be inspired by one another's experience and gain more insights into Zoom teaching and learning. It also provides much support and encouragement, and room for reflection and exploration. l personally feel more empowered and confident in engaging students with online learning, discussions and consultations to achieve specific teaching and learning goals.