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PolyU Summer Programme 2021: English Around You

We are happy to see about 50 Secondary 4 to 5 students enjoyed our 3 hands-on workshops under the “English Around You” theme at the PolyU Summer Programme 2021 on 5 Aug!

17 Aug, 2021

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New book related to research in speech-language pathology

Our Professor Louise Cummings is publishing a new book by Taylor & Francis in end August related to research in speech-language pathology.

11 Aug, 2021

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BA Graduate Employment Facts 2019 & 2020

What do the career prospects of our English graduates look like under the seemingly bleak job market today? According to the 2019 and 2020 PolyU Graduate Employment Surveys, 94% of our graduates were employed full-time within their year of graduation or decided to pursue further studies. In fact, the average starting salary of our graduates is even higher than the average salary of Hong Kong tertiary graduates according to a recent survey by JobsDB. Our BA programme* helps prepare students to become exemplary English language professionals ready for the demands of the 21st century. This has helped increase their career opportunities as proficient and confident communicators and users of English! >>Download leaflet >>Watch our latest info seminar   * BA (Hons) in English Studies for the Professions (BAESP) has been retitled to BA (Hons) in English and Applied Linguistics (BAEAL) starting with September 2021 admissions  

16 Jul, 2021

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Virtual Prize Presentation of the ENGL New Logo Design Competition

14 Jul, 2021

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New joint article on the pop cosmopolitanism and online language learning

New joint article on the pop cosmopolitanism and online language learning

25 Jun, 2021

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Celebrating PolyU's 85th anniversary

PolyU will celebrate its 85th anniversary in 2022! To mark this important milestone, the University is calling for ideas and contributions from the PolyU community (staff, students, and alumni). Participants will have the chance to earn a cash award of HK$10,000 or other prizes! Don’t miss out! Anniversary theme song lyrics contest Video contest Anniversary souvenirs design contest PolyU memorabilia Click here for more details. Deadline: 30 June 2021  

16 Jun, 2021

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BA Students Assignment Showcase

While our BA students are good at several different languages, our teachings are geared towards helping them continually develop their own skills in professional communication in various fields. In semester 2, students taking the subject "English for Technical and Web-based Writing" were required to set up a new business and produce creative products for their business, such as videos, stickers, posters, and websites. The objective was to provide an opportunity for students to practise technical communication skills. Through hands-on group projects that simulated the skills students would need to utilise in the workplace, students in the course were able to create many high quality group assignments that showed off their ingenuity and talent. We would like to feature four projects that demonstrate the creativity of our students. The students involved have developed eye-catching stickers for two popular free messaging apps, WhatsApp and Signal, to promote their businesses on one of the most popular social media platforms - Instagram. In less than 3 months since their launch in March, our students' stickers have received considerable praise and have amassed thousands of downloads! Check them out and add them to your sticker collections!

3 Jun, 2021

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Cluster Area Requirements (CAR) subject "Understanding Communication between Patients and Health Professional in Health Settings''

How to make communication effective and helpful when patients talk to health professionals? In this summer term, we are offering a Cluster Area Requirements (CAR) subject "Understanding Communication between Patients and Health Professional in Health Settings'' to allow students to develop a strong understanding of different health communication issues by examining how quality patient safety and care in our society can be promoted. Places are still available within the add/drop period until 5 June 2021. Students in both healthcare and non-healthcare related disciplines can enroll here. Please click here for more info.    

1 Jun, 2021

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Latest issue of newsletter published: ENGLink Winter 2020

Headline: Development of Free Resource for Hong Kong Primary School English Teachers to Teach Children’s Literature

27 May, 2021

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Enjoy 30% off till 23 May for the new book by our Dr Jane Lockwood!

This new book Developing Global Business Communication in Asia, co-authored by our Dr Jane Lockwood and a business English specialist Dr Neil Elias, is an essential guide for anyone who wishes to develop successful business communication. It provides authentic and memorable workplace scenarios where learners become English communicators when solving authentic problems doing business together. The book aims to help you to: Use authentic workplace materials to solve problems using English Understand how language can be used as a lingua franca effectively when communicating Understand how intertextuality between shared spoken and written texts drives communication Improve communicative performance in spoken and written texts Become familiar with the communication realities of workplaces that are becoming increasingly technology driven and globalised Buy now at the Taylor & Francis Group website  (promo code: DGB21, valid until 23 May). Dr Jane Lockwood will also be the opening speaker of the "TALKING ACROSS THE WORLD" Symposium (TAW) on 21 May. She is going to talk about the new challenges in professional and business communication in a post-Covid world. Academics, professionals, and students who wish to learn about the new research agendas, effective teaching methods, and best practices in digitalized professional communication are welcome to join. 

18 May, 2021

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