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

Dear colleagues,

We would like to inform you that we have decided to postpone the HKCPD Hub International Conference 2020 for English teaching professionals worldwide, scheduled for 10-12 June 2020 with pre-conference workshops from 8-9 June 2020 in Hong Kong.

We are planning to reschedule the conference to early January 2021. We will contact the 300 presenters of the accepted proposals about our new arrangements once finalised, and we will also reach out as soon as possible regarding refund or alternative arrangements to those who have already registered and paid.

To all those who have submitted proposals or have registered for the conference we would like to express our thanks for their support. We fully understand that you were looking forward to coming together and sharing your professional knowledge with the wider community. We appreciate the time and effort that presenters have put into preparing for the presentations. Like you, we have been working hard for over a year, and were very much looking forward to meeting participants from around the world. Unfortunately, the continued global spread of COVID-19 and travel restrictions worldwide will have important implications for our conference participants meaning we would not have been able to deliver the experience you deserve in the international conference we have been planning for you. The health of our participants is of utmost importance to us.

This is a difficult time for all of us and our thoughts are with you and your communities. In times like these, we all need to come together. Thank you for your understanding and continued support.  

Stay safe and keep well. 

Sincerely,

HKCPD Hub International Conference Organising Committee

23 March 2020

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The HKCPD International Conference 2020 for English teaching professionals worldwide will be held from 10-12 June 2020 at The University of Hong Kong with pre-conference workshops and events on 8-9 June 2020 at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and City University of Hong Kong. It addresses the theme of “Innovative Teaching and Research in English Language Education”. Organised by The Hong Kong Continuing Professional Development Hub (HKCPD Hub) for University English Teachers, this international conference aims to provide a dynamic platform for University Language Centre 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 2020 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 some of those are among the highest-ranked Asian 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 Mike Levy

Georgetown University

United States

Professor Lourdes Ortega

Important Dates

2019

  • Call for proposals

  • Proposal submission opens

  • Proposal submission deadline

  • Proposal Submission Extended Deadline

  • Notification of proposal acceptance

  • Registration opens

  • Registration temporary closed

  • 2nd Call for proposals

  • Proposal submission deadline

  • Registration opens

  • Notification of proposal acceptance

  • Presenter/Early bird registration and payment deadline

  • Online registration and payment deadline

  • Pre-Conference workshops and events

  • 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, 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

Mr STEPHEN BOLTON

English Language Centre

City University of Hong Kong

Ms CHRISTY CHAN

English 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

Dr NIGEL HUCKSTEP

Center for Language Education

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Contact us at hkcpdhub@hku.hk

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