Leaflets of the Postgraduate programmes in Linguistics

The Department of Linguistics and Modern Languages provides interdisciplinary training in theoretical and applied linguistics. We encourage research on diverse language phenomena pertinent to Hong Kong, China and the Asian-Pacific region, with emphasis on general theory and methodology

Fun with Intercultural Exchange: Meeting with German-speaking Students

On 3rd October, the German team of the Modern Languages Section of the Department of Linguistics and Modern Languages hosted a meeting with German-speaking students studying at CUHK at the United College Si Yuan Amenities Centre of CUHK.

Participants in the event had the chance to engage in intercultural exchanges.  It was so well-received by our German fans, including German-speaking students who are on exchange at CUHK, CUHK students who have studied abroad in German-speaking countries, German-speaking CUHK students and other students who are interested in the German language and culture .

As a  delight for enjoyment in the event, the participants had the chance to play board games. While they enjoyed the game enthusiastically, bridges between cultures and connection with other students who share the same passion for the German language and culture were built harmoniously.

1st Term Course Selection 2018-19 for New Students

The registration period for new students will be on 24 August 2018 (Friday), 10:00am – 10:00pm*

* Login time is from 10:00am for new students admitted with Advanced Standing or admitted to Senior-year Places and those admitted to Medical Year 2 or above. Other students’ login time is from 11:00am

Please logon CUSIS for registration:

Instructor & Venue:
Please refer to the website of Registration and Examinations Section ( for the details of the teaching timetable of the year of 2018-19.

Course E-Add/Drop Period: 10-16 September 2018 (via CUSIS)

For detailed information regarding the language courses offered by our department, please visit:

10th Hispanic Film Festival

For details, please click here.

Admissions Workshop 2018

The Department of Linguistics and Modern Languages is pleased to invite all form 5, Form 6 students and their parents to join an admissions workshop on the Bachelor of Arts Programme in Linguistics to be held on Saturday, 19 May 2018 at 2:15pm in T.Y. Wong LT, 5/F, Ho Sin Hang Engineering Building, The Chinese University of Hong Kong .

For details, please click here. For registration, please click here.

Spanish Student Award Ceremony for “Consulate General of Spain Prize for the Promotion of Spanish Culture 2018”

The recipients of the awards are listed below:

  • FUNG Sher Fei, Fei
    HO Kar Hei, Teenie

CUHK Students excel in the first German Language Olympics for Students Hong Kong 2018

CUHK students won major prizes in the finals of the first German Language Olympics that took place on March 17, 2018 at CUHK. 

Wong, Hei Nam Ambrose from the Department of Medicine and Surgery was the Gold Medal recipient for Level A1 while Yuen, Hin Sing, a double Major student from the Department of Linguistics and Modern Languages and the Department of Music was another Gold Medal recipient for Level B1+, Cheung, Tsz Wun Kitty from the Department of English received the Bronze Medal prize for Level A1.

The Department of Linguistics and Modern Languages would like to congratulate our students for their outstanding achievements! 

The first German Language Olympics for Students in Hong Kong and Macau was organized by the Goethe-Institut Hongkong and local tertiary institutions including the Chinese University of Hong Kong, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Lingnan University, the University of Hong Kong, and the Vocational Training Council. This event was supported by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the consulates of Germany, Austria, and Switzerland in Hong Kong, as well as the Lufthansa Group and Presence Switzerland.

E-learning and Flipped Classroom Visit from Professor Handke from the Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany

5. March – 9. March 2018  

Invited Guests’ Sharing on Effective Application
Date: 6 March 2018 (Tuesday)
Time: 09:30 - 13:00
Venue: MMW707, Mong Man Wai Building, Chinese University of Hong Kong

In this workshop, two renowned guest speakers, Prof. Juergen Handke from Germany and Prof. Dawn Bennett from Germany, will share how they apply flipped classroom in two different domains: student employability and language learning.
(registration is required

Linguistics Seminar – “Digital Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century”: 
Date: 6 March 2018 (Tuesday) 
Time: 4:30pm – 6:15pm 
Venue: Swire Hall 1, Fung King Hey Building, CUHK 

Flipped Classroom Workshop: 
Date: 7 March 2018 (Wednesday) 
Time: 10:00am – 11:30am 
Venue: Room 303, Wu Ho Man Yuen Building, CUHK 
(registration is required

Seminar/Workshop – “Teaching Language/Linguistics in the 21st Century’: 
Date: 8 March 2018 (Thursday) 
Time: 10:30am – 12:15pm 
Venue: Room C5, T. C. Cheng Building, CUHK 

Modern Languages Spring opened with booths on CUHK Cultural Square

Our Modern Languages Spring took off with Korean Food, German Football, French Games, Spanish Dance and Arabic Calligraphy at the Cultural Square on February 1st 2018. Despite the freezing weather, the event was a great success! 

Join our further events of the Modern Languages Spring end February and in March! 

Modern Languages Logo Design Competition

The Department of Linguistics and Modern Languages is looking for a logo for the Modern Languages section. The logo will be used by all language programmes of Modern Languages.

Who can participate
CUHK students and staff members

1st prize: HK$3,000 Cash Coupon at University Bookstore
2nd prize: HK$2,000 Cash Coupon at University Bookstore
3rd prize: HK$1,000 Cash Coupon at University Bookstore

How to Enter?
To enter the Modern Languages Logo Design Competition, eligible participants must:

  • Create a logo design in the format of JPEG, PSD, AI, PNG or PDF. The entries not in one of the formats listed above will not be considered.
  • If your work is selected to be one of the winners, you MUST provide a high resolution vector file (e.g., in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, or InDesign).
  • Submit your completed entry form and the logo design by 11 March 2018 (Sunday) to HERE.
  • Late submissions will not be considered.

Online Application Form

Details for the Competition