Centre for Language in Education
Vision of CLE
The Centre for Language in Education (CLE) aims to become excellent in language education (Chinese, English and Putonghua) by nurturing students' biliterate and trilingual skills. This is achieved through exemplary curriculum design and assessment practices, innovative co-curricular/extra-curricular learning activities, and professional sharing of good practices at local and international levels.
Mission of CLE
The mission of CLE is to enhance students' biliteracy and trilingualism in their pursuit of academic and professional excellence. To achieve this, we
- design exemplary language programmes to cater for the needs of local, mainland and international students;
- adopt assessment practices that optimise learning;
- collaborate in inter-institutional projects with local and international scholars to promote good practices in language education;
- complement classroom learning with innovative in-class/out-of-class language activities and self-access language resources.
Centre for Learning, Teaching and Technology
The Centre for Learning, Teaching and Technology (LTTC) is an academic and professional supporting unit at the University. LTTC is committed to enhance student learning outcomes by applying digital technology to support the development of e-Learning and digital competency, innovation of learning and teaching, and the improvement and innovation of assessment at the University.
LTTC offers various workshops on e-Learning and digital competency development, and ePortfolio building to students. The Centre also co-organises workshops with faculties and departments on the use of other e-Learning tools and related pedagogical strategies in support of the University's implementation of E-Learning and Digital Competency Strategy. To support students' self-learning of diverse and latest e-Learning platforms, various online user guides have been developed for students' reference.
Besides, LTTC administers a self-assessment questionnaire for measuring students' self-perceived achievement on Generic Intended Learning Outcomes (GILOs). Students will receive an individual report which helps them to write reflection and set learning goals through ePortfolios. LTTC also provides insights for students to connect GILOs to their learning and teaching.
The Coding Education Unit of LTTC supports the digital competency development by offering courses, seminars, workshops and other learning and teaching activities on coding, 3D printing, STEM/STEAM education, robotics education, literacy of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and more. To provide quality environment for students to learn and create, the laboratories are well-equipped with various mobile digital devices and 3D printers.
Computing and Multimedia Facilities
The Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) supports the University’s teaching and research by maintaining a robust computing environment. The University has implemented a fibre-optic 10-Gbps network that covers all academic and administrative buildings and extends to the staff quarters and student halls. In addition, wireless network covers most of the Tai Po campus and the Tseung Kwan O Study Centre. Most of the application services are provided via The Portal that serves as a one-stop shop for self-service information and 7x24 support for students. The Office also supports the online Learning Management System for e-Learning, in conjunction with LTTC. Through the Office, students can access well-equipped computers, a great variety of multimedia equipment and software packages for learning and teaching purposes.
The EdUHK Library comprises the Mong Man Wai Library on Tai Po Campus and the Tseung Kwan O Study Centre Library in Tseung Kwan O, and offers a full range of print and online information resources and services.
The Mong Man Wai Library and the Tseung Kwan O Study Centre Library occupy a total floor area of 8,300 square meters and provide study places for some 1,400 readers. The Library is committed to supporting e-learning on both desktop and mobile platforms. In addition to regular IT hardware, state-of-the-art learning facilities such as 24-hour study and discussion areas with presentation equipment, video-conferencing facilities, 3D and large-format printers, drones, professional and consumer level 360 cameras, 3D/HD/4K video viewing and production equipment, as well as other facilities supporting AR/VR production are provided at the Library. The Library also houses one of the most comprehensive collections on education and complementary disciplines in the Asia-Pacific region. It also has a strong coverage on humanities and social sciences. Other than print materials, we have acquired and developed a substantial collection of electronic resources, and most of them are available online. In addition to borrowing books and media items from the Library, undergraduate and Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) students are entitled to request books or journal articles that are available elsewhere through the Library’s Inter-library Loan and Document Delivery services. Books can be requested and borrowed from the other seven UGC-funded university libraries via Hong Kong Academic Library Link (HKALL), and copies of journal articles can be requested via the JULAC RAPID document delivery service. PGDE and final-year undergraduate students can also request books or journal articles not found at the Library from other local non-UGC academic libraries or even from our overseas partner libraries. Undergraduate and PGDE students of all years enrolled in UGC-funded programmes can also apply online for a JULAC Library Card to gain access to other UGC-funded university libraries.
Sports and Recreational Facilities
We have a good provision of indoor and outdoor sports and recreational facilities which are managed by the Estates Office. On the Tai Po Campus, there is a sports hall that can be used alternatively as badminton courts, basketball courts, volleyball courts, or a handball court. Other indoor and outdoor sports facilities include an outdoor 50-metre standard swimming pool, an indoor 25-meter heated swimming pool, a gymnasium, multi-purpose rooms, a table tennis room, a dance studio, a well-equipped physical fitness room, a sport-climbing wall, squash courts, an artificial soccer pitch, a basketball court, a multi-purpose roof court and tennis courts.
Along the Tolo Harbour Highway, about midway between MTR University Station and MTR Tai Po Market Station, the Pak Shek Kok Sports Centre houses an extensive range of outdoor and indoor sports and recreational facilities, including a grandstand with undercover seating for 1,200 spectators, a 400-meter all-weather track with facilities for field events, a natural grass soccer pitch, an artificial turf soccer/hockey pitch, five tennis courts, a jogging path with six fitness stations, a fitness room, a multi-purpose room and a challenge rope course consisting of low and high elements.
Students can be granted free use of the sports facilities on the Tai Po Campus as well as the Pak Shek Kok Sports Centre.
There are four Government-funded student halls/quarters on Tai Po Campus, namely Northcote Hall, Grantham Hall, Robert Black Hall and the Jockey Club Student Quarters, providing about 2,200 residential places. The Northcote Hall, Grantham Hall and Robert Black Hall provide shared twin and triple study-bedrooms and communal facilities including activity rooms, laundry rooms, bathrooms/toilets, and pantries. Each study-bedroom is also equipped with computer ports and is covered by Wifi network. A telephone is provided in the pantries on each floor of the three halls.
The Jockey Club Student Quarters comprises 9-person or 12-person flats, each with single/double/triple bedrooms, its own sitting/dining areas, terrace, kitchen, laundry room, toilets and bathrooms. Each bedroom is provided with individual computer ports and is covered by Wifi network. A telephone is provided in the sitting/dining areas for use by student-residents. Only students of the same gender may live in the same study-bedroom/flat.
Hall life gives student-residents an opportunity to develop life skills through self-management, learning the art of negotiation and the value of independence. From 2011/12, all first-year full-time Government-funded undergraduate students are offered with guaranteed hall residency for 2 semesters, one of which to be taken up during the first year of study. Other Government-funded students may apply for student accommodation under the Hall Point System.
The lodging charge for the 2020/21 residential year is HK$12,910 for standard room and HK$9,030 for budget room, and all student-residents have to pay a HK$220 hall-life education fund. Student-residents in Northcote Hall, Grantham Hall and Robert Black Hall also have to pay the air-conditioning charge for their own bedroom and laundry charges, whereas student-residents in the Jockey Club Student Quarters have to share the electricity charges with their flatmates. The lodging charge will be reviewed annually.
Non-local Learning Opportunities
The University provides opportunities for students to broaden their global perspectives, to develop cross-cultural understanding and enhance their intercultural communication skills, personal confidence and independence. These include credit-bearing student exchange programmes, short-term and summer programmes, cultural immersion programmes, service learning and internship, etc. In addition, Language Immersion Programmes are provided to student teachers majoring in Chinese and English to enhance their Putonghua and English language proficiency. These programmes provide opportunities for students to use and study Putonghua and English in a native language context.