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CUHK Linguist Named Guggenheim Fellow

Professor Patrick C.M. Wong, Stanley Ho Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience and Professor of Linguistics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), has received the 2021 Guggenheim Fellowship, a prestigious honour that recognises scholars who have demonstrated a previous capacity for exceptional work and ability in the field of arts and science. Grants are given to awardees to support continuous research advancement in their field.

Since its establishment in 1925, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has granted Fellowships to over 18,000 individuals, among whom are more than 125 Nobel laureates, winners of the Pulitzer Prize, Turing Award and other internationally recognised honours.

[Source: CPR CUHK]
https://www.cpr.cuhk.edu.hk/tc/press/cuhk-linguist-named-guggenheim-fellow/

 

Consulate General of Spain Prize for the Promotion of Spanish Culture

All students who wish to apply for the Consulate General of Spain Prize for the Promotion of Spanish Culture should fill in this application form and email it together with a copy of your transcript downloaded from CUSIS to the Department General Office (lin@cuhk.edu.hk) before 5pm, Wednesday, 24 March 2021.

 

CUHK students excel in the German Speaking Contest for Students 2020

CUHK students have won 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes in the final of the German Speaking Contest for Students 2020, which took place on 21 Nov 2020 at the University of Hong Kong. The topic of the event was “A Future Without Plastics?”.

Ng, Yuk Man Vincy, the champion for level A2, has been awarded a scholarship for a two-week Goethe Institut language course in Germany. Chung, Pui Ting Ada, the first-runner up for level B1, has received a scholarship for a language course at the Goethe Institut Hong Kong. Li, Jiawen Coco, the 2nd runner up for level A, has been awarded a dinning coupon at “Biergarten” and a book coupon.  

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

The German Speaking Contest for Students 2020 was organised by the Goethe Institut, the German Academic Exchange Service DAAD, the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany Hong Kong, The University of Hong Kong, The Chinese University of Hong Kong and Hong Kong Baptist University with the support of the Consulate General of Switzerland in Hong Kong and the Heinrich Böll Foundation and the ALBA Group.

 

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

Consulate General of Spain Prize for the Promotion of Spanish Culture

All students who wish to apply for the Consulate General of Spain Prize for the Promotion of Spanish Culture should fill in this application form and email it together with a copy of your transcript downloaded from CUSIS to the Department General Office (lin@cuhk.edu.hk) before 5pm, Thursday, 5 November 2020.

 

The 10th Festive Korea - Better Together 

The Korean Cultural Center in Hong Kong (Director Mr. PARK Jong-taekand the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Hong Kong are collaborating to launch the 10th Festive Korea with the theme "Better Together" during October and November 2020. Since its inauguration in 2011, Festive Korea has been the largest annual Korean cultural festival in Hong Kong featuring performances, exhibitions, Korean food, Korean films, and many other special Korean cultural and arts events.

In 2020, 22 programs will be held mostly online apart from the exhibitions. The theme of this year, "Better Together (同行)" conveys the message that with our concerted efforts, we can overcome the crisis together in this unprecedentedly extraordinary year. It also demonstrates the desire of Korean Cultural Center in Hong Kong’s to support and console the people of the city through the multifarious arts programs showcasing the Korean culture.

Program information and e-programme booklet are available for download at the following link:
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1yz8134c9J4ylnFmdG6mKlZM86YHrVlXH?usp=sharing

Date & Time: 2020 10/ 3 (Saturday) 3pm
YouTube Channel : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=va-3QW3YbME

BMBL Consultation Session

The Korean Cultural Center in Hong Kong (Director Mr. PARK Jong-taek) and the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Hong Kong are collaborating to launch the 10th Festive Korea with the theme "Better Together" during October and November 2020. Since its inauguration in 2011, Festive Korea has been the largest annual Korean cultural festival in Hong Kong featuring performances, exhibitions, Korean food, Korean films, and many other special Korean cultural and arts events. In 2020, 22 programs will be held mostly online apart from the exhibitions. The theme of this year, "Better Together (同行)" conveys the message that with our concerted efforts, we can overcome the crisis together in this unprecedentedly extraordinary year. It also demonstrates the desire of Korean Cultural Center in Hong Kong’s to support and console the people of the city through the multifarious arts programs showcasing the Korean culture.

 

[4th Korean Consul General Cup – Korean Speech Contest 2020] CUHK Students in Triumph!

We are pleased to announce that two students of the Korean language programme, CHAN Pui Kei (Major: Integrated BBA) and IP Shu Ming Sophie ( Major: English) won the first place in the 4th Korean Consul General Cup Korean Speech Contest held in Korean Cultural Center in Hong Kong on 17 July 2020. They received a voucher of HK$3000 each for travelling in Korea as the prize for the first-place winner. In spite of the joy, the award presentation ceremony has to be cancelled due to COVID19.

Click the Youtube link below to enjoy the full video of the speech contest!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HS8V-G7fDt4

Mini-Lecture: Fun with Linguistics

Date: 11 Jul 2020
Time: 10:00am - 11:00am

For details, please click here.

Online Registration

Consultation Session

Date: 11 Jul 2020
Time: 11:00am - 12:00nn

For details, please click here.

Online Registration

 

Admissions Workshop 2020

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 Tuesday, 26 May 2020 at 12:00nn via Zoom Webinar.

For details, please click here.

Online Webinar:
Click here to watch.

[Festive Korea 2019] Busan National Gugak Center – The Sounds of KOREA

The Busan National Gugak Center (BNGC) will visit Hong Kong once again and the rich cultural traditions of Korea will be featured through court music, folk music and the elegant traditional Korean dance. The Busan National Gugak Center (BNGC) is an organization committing to preserving and promoting the traditional performing art of the Busan and Yeongnam region of south-eastern Korea. In The Sounds of Korea, the audience will enjoy the traditional Salpuri dance, Pangut, Samulnori percussion ensemble and Buchaechum fan dance, etc. Local fans of Korean culture must not miss this valuable opportunity to savor the genuine Korean traditions!

Date: 29 Nov 2019 (Friday)
Time: 8:00pm (90mins)
Venue: Auditorium, Sha Tin Town Hall

Admission: FREE (Registration required, Limited seats available)

Please contact sunnyyu@cuhk.edu.hk for registration by 15 November.

 

French Night

Venue: LT7, Lee Shau Kee Building, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Time: 6:30 - 8:30pm

 

 

 

 

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

The 2nd Latin American and Iberian Film Series

Venue: LT5, Lee Shau Kee Building, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong

Time: 6:30pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deutschclub

Venue: UC Bar (Si Yuan Amenities Centre)
L/G, T C Cheng Building, United College, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong

Time: 6:00pm

 

 

 

 

Fun and Intercultural exchange: Meeting of German-speaking Students

On 2 October, the German team of the Modern Languages Section of the Department of Linguistics and Modern Languages hosted a “Meeting of German-speaking Students” at Si Yuan Amenities Centre, United College of CUHK.

In the delightful event, the incoming German-speaking exchange students, CUHK out-going exchange students who had stayed in German-speaking countries, German-speaking CUHK students and all students interested in the German language and culture had the chance to connect and to engage in intercultural exchanges.

As a special treat this year, the participants had the chance to play board games. Many students played the games enthusiastically while building bridges between cultures and connecting with the others who share the same passion to German language and culture.

Meeting of German-speaking students

Venue: UC Bar (Si Yuan Amenities Centre)
L/G, T C Cheng Building, United College, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong

Time: 6:00pm

Enrollment: email to german@cuhk.edu.hk (please state your SID)

 

 

 

Spanish Student Award 2019

The recipients of the awards are listed below:
  • FUNG, Hei
  • LI, Tsz Wang

Admissions Workshop 2019

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, 18 May 2019 at 9:45am in Lecture Theatre 3, Esther Lee Building, , The Chinese University of Hong Kong .

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

2019 Pearl River Delta French Speech Competition. CUHK student won!

We are pleased to announce that our student To Elizabeth Hei Tung won the first prize in The 10th Pearl River Delta Interuniversity French Speech Competition held in Shenzhen University on 23 March 2019. She will be fully sponsored to join a four-week immersion course in Lyon, France in the summer of 2019. Congratulations to Elizabeth!

Overseas Summer Study Programmes 2019



Please click here for more details.

Modern Languages Spring



Please click here for more details.

Visit of the Spanish Educational Counselor of the Spanish Embassy in Beijing and the Cultural Officer at the Spanish Consulate in Hong Kong

The Department of Linguistics and Modern Languages was pleased to count with the visit of the Spanish Educational Counselor of the Spanish Embassy in Beijing and the Cultural Officer at the Spanish Consulate in Hong Kong on the 24th of January. In this visit, the guests could learn more about our Spanish programme in CUHK, about our Spanish students and get to know our campus and facilities.

Language Break@i-LOUNGE

Are you curious to learn different languages?

But you have no time to take credit-bearing language courses?

No worries. Here is a chance for you!

 

 

 

 

 


The Language Break@i-LOUNGE series offers you the chance to

  • Get a taste of different languages including Spanish, Swedish, German, Korean & , French in a casual setting
  • Enjoy regional snacks while learning the languages
  • Meet new friends who have the same interest with you

Registration: https://bit.ly/2FLsDyi

NO prior knowledge is needed! ALL students are welcome!

Admissions Workshop - B.A. in Bimodal Bilingual Studies

The Department of Linguistics and Modern Languages is pleased to invite senior year entrants from any discipline to join an admissions workshop on the Bachelor of Arts Programme in Bimodal Bilingual Studies to be held on Friday, 25 May 2019 at 2:00pm in Room 101, 1/F, Leung Kau Kui Building, The Chinese University of Hong Kong .

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

 

 

 

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: https://portal.cuhk.edu.hk/psp/epprd/?cmd=login

Instructor & Venue:
Please refer to the website of Registration and Examinations Section (http://www.res.cuhk.edu.hk) 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: http://ling.cuhk.edu.hk/ml_courses.php

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 https://www.flippedclasshk.net/seminars-workshops)

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 
Materials: http://bit.ly/2BAGogf

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 https://www.flippedclasshk.net/seminars-workshops)

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 
Materials: http://bit.ly/2o9QBsw

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

Prizes
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