Innovative teaching and research in English Language Education

6-7 January 2021 Pre-Conference events

8-10 January 2021 Conference in Hong Kong

About the Conference

The HKCPD International Conference 2021 for English teaching professionals worldwide will be held from 8-10 January 2021 online with virtual pre-conference workshops from 6-7 January 2021. It addresses the theme of “Innovative Teaching and Research in English Language Education”. Funded by Hong Kong University Grants Committee (UGC) and organised by The Hong Kong Continuing Professional Development Hub (HKCPD Hub) for University English Teachers, a collaboration of five leading universities in Hong Kong (HKU, CityU, EdUHK, PolyU and HKUST), this international conference aims to provide a dynamic platform for university English teachers to share best practices and research findings with a view to encouraging more informed and effective teaching, leading to concomitant improvements in learning.

Following on the successful Symposia in 2018 at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and in 2019 at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, the HKCPD Hub International Conference 2021 provides an opportunity to go beyond Hong Kong SAR to bring an international audience to the territory.

This International Conference is an excellent professional development opportunity for English teaching professionals to meet, network, discuss, learn from each other and explore opportunities for greater collaboration to encourage and sustain interactive communities of practice.  Ultimately, this International Conference is an opportunity to promote effective teaching practices and disseminate innovative research aimed at improving the quality of English teaching and learning in higher education in Hong Kong and the rest of the world.  A selection of contributions presented at the Conference will be published in an edited book on Innovative Teaching and Research in English Language Education intended for an international publisher.

Hong Kong is a particularly appropriate place to celebrate this International Conference organised by the HKCPD Hub as it promotes itself as “Asia’s world city where East meets West”. We look forward to welcoming English language educators, academics, researchers, teachers and curriculum designers from around the world to this International Conference hosted by the English Language Centres of five major universities in Hong Kong, and most of those are among the highest-ranked Asian universities and the top 75 world universities.

Keynote Speakers

Deakin University and University of Technology Sydney

Australia

Professor David Boud

Victoria University of Wellington

New Zealand

Associate Professor Averil Coxhead

University of Toronto

Canada

Professor Alister Cumming

Virginia Commonwealth University

United States

Professor Robert Godwin-Jones

Georgetown University

United States

Professor Lourdes Ortega

Keynote speakers

Deakin University and University of Technology Sydney

Australia

Professor David Boud

Victoria University of Wellington

New Zealand

Associate Professor Averil Coxhead

University of Toronto

Canada

Professor Alister Cumming

University of Queensland

Australia

Professor Robert Godwin-Jones

Georgetown University

United States

Professor Lourdes Ortega

About the Conference

Invited Speakers

Programme

Events

Registration

Important Dates

2019

  • Call for proposals

  • Proposal submission opens

  • Proposal submission deadline

  • Notification of proposal acceptance

  • Registration opens

  • Registration temporary closed

  • Registration opens

  • Presenter registration deadline

  • Announcement of Programme

  • Online registration deadline

  • Pre-Conference Workshops

  • Conference

2021

The HKCPD Hub

The Hong Kong Continuing Professional Development Hub (HKCPD Hub) for University English Teachers provides a framework of communities of practice and learning to facilitate and foster collaboration and sharing of expertise among Language Centres in Hong Kong universities to strengthen professional development of English language teachers in higher education in Hong Kong.

Organising Committee

The HKCPD Hub International Conference 2021 is a major event organised by The Hong Kong Continuing Professional Development Hub (HKCPD Hub) for University English Teachers, a Hong Kong University Grants Committee project, led by The University of Hong Kong (HKU) with four collaborating universities including City University of Hong Kong (CityU), The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK), The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) and The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST).

Members of the Organising Committee

Dr LILLIAN WONG

Centre for Applied English Studies

The University of Hong Kong

 

Ms CHRISTY CHAN

Chan Feng Men-ling Chan Shuk-lin Language Centre

City University of Hong Kong

Ms BLANCHE CHU

Centre for Language in Education

The Education University of Hong Kong

Mr ADAM FORRESTER

English Language Centre

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Mr PUI LEE

Center for Language Education

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

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