Knowledge Transfer

In teacher training and curriculum design, the Department has devised an L2 Chinese learning framework for non-Chinese-speaking students, and developed a QF-pegged curriculum for a course entitled 'Applied Learning Chinese'. The Department has also conducted seminars on speech and communication disorders and run service learning workshops following the goal of 'train the trainer' (e.g. handling swallowing disorders). These seminars and workshops are offered in collaboration with several organizations in mainland China, the goal being to provide healthcare service and to train the trainers there. HSBC funding (HK$3.2 million) was obtained to train up NGO staff and care-givers to aid patients suffering from swallowing difficulties.