City University of Hong Kong

Message from the Head

"Language is the blood of the soul, into which thoughts run and out of which they grow." These words penned by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. speak to the important role language plays in developing and communicating our thoughts, passions, ideas, discoveries, and even technological breakthroughs to communities far and wide. In today's world, which is arguably more interconnected and intertwined than ever before, an individual's capacity to span cultures and continents with clear communication correlates positively with professional performance. Therefore, to equip students for success in this fast-paced, globalized society, the Chan Feng Men-ling Chan Shuk-lin Language Centre has made its aim to enhance multilingualism and multiculturalism at CityU.

With the above in mind, the Language Centre, or LC, as it is affectionately known, offers courses in Cantonese, English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin (Putonghua), and Spanish. In addition to these courses, which have been expertly designed with your success in mind, the LC offers a host of other services and resources via its Self-Access Centre (located on the 4th floor of the Li Dak Sum Yip Yio Chin Academic Building), English Language Support Services (ELSS), Language Advising, and online learning aids.

It is our hope that you'll take the time to explore our website and all we have to offer. We also welcome you to contact us or visit our Self-Access Centre to learn more about the ways in which we can help you on your language learning journey.

Dr. Wesley Curtis
Head, Chan Feng Men-ling Chan Shuk-lin Language Centre