CAES National Conference 11-13 June Hong Kong

WATESOL members may be interested in taking advantage of the extension of the early bird registration and payment deadline to 3 May 2015 for the CAES National Conference.

Professor Ken HylandDirector of CAES Dear friends and colleagues,We would like to warmly welcome you to Hong Kong for the Faces of English Conference in June 2015. Hong Kong is a particularly appropriate place to celebrate this theme as English has long been at the centre of life and work in the city and of debates around the contribution of English to education, trade, entertainment and China’s connections to the world. The conference highlights the rich diversity of approaches to understanding English and the range of contexts in which it is taught, studied and used across the globe. We look forward to welcoming participants to share their research and practical ideas and to enjoy an academically and culturally stimulating three days in Hong Kong. See you next June!

Professor Ken Hyland

Dr. Lillian WongConference Chair Dear colleagues,It is my great pleasure to warmly invite you to an International Conference hosted by the Centre for Applied English Studies at Hong Kong University. The conference will be held on 11–13 June, 2015 (Thursday to Saturday) at the Grand Hall, Lee Shau Kee Lecture Centre on the new Centennial Campus of the University of Hong Kong.

The conference theme is “Faces of English: Theory, Practice and Pedagogy”. This highlights the rich diversity of approaches to understanding English and the range of contexts in which it is taught and studied across the globe. The conference will bring together academics, researchers, practitioners and research students from around the world to discuss the interdependence between theory and practice, with papers which focus on the analysis, description and teaching of English in order to better understand the ways in which theory, research and pedagogy interact and inform each other. It also welcomes participants to share practical ideas and teaching materials related to the use of English in a variety of social, professional, educational and virtual contexts.

Hong Kong is a particularly appropriate place to celebrate the theme of “Faces of English” as it promotes itself as “Asia’s world city where East meets West”. I am confident that you will enjoy a stimulating conference here in the city and that your presence and participation will help contribute to this vibrancy and enrich discussions around the theme, developing professional knowledge exchange, insights and collaborations. We invite you, therefore, to submit proposals for paper presentations, colloquia, practical workshops, demonstrations and poster displays, and join us at this international conference to explore various dimensions of English and to bring together different perspectives and different voices on English and English language education.

The Conference Organizing Committee and I look forward to welcoming you to this exciting event and to meeting all of you in person in June 2015 in Hong Kong.


Best regards,

Dr. Lillian L. C. Wong
Conference Chair


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