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Dr Börje Ljunggren, former Swedish Ambassador to China and Vietnam, delivered a lecture on China’s economic rise and US pivot to Asia at CityU on 27 February.
Professor Aziz Al-Azmeh of the Central European University delivered a lecture on classical Arabic civilisation at CityU on 19 December, the first in the Introduction to World Civilisations lecture series.
The Department of Chinese, Translation and Linguistics is holding “Chinese Week 2008” from 11 March to 14 March with seminars, performances and game booths to promote Chinese language and literature.
CityU has launched the Putonghua Salon to provide students with a relaxing environment to learn and practise Putonghua.
CityU has developed a web-based multimedia interactive course for the self-learning of Putonghua through the application of tone graph software. The course is available now for primary and secondary school students to use online.
CityU proudly announces that four outstanding university teachers nominated by students, alumni or programme committees have won the 2005-06 Teaching Excellence Awards. The four winners were chosen from 27 nominations.
Starting this semester, undergraduates majoring in linguistics in the Department of Chinese, Translation and Linguistics can enjoy real-time Korean language lessons with international students at Seoul National University(SNU). The first lecture was held on 7 September.
Putonghua learners now will be able to master the tones and intonation more accurately thanks to new online Putonghua learning software developed by Ms Sze Mei, Lecturer in CityU's Department of Chinese, Translation and Linguistics, and Dr Peng Gang, Research Fellow of the Department of the Electronic Engineering.
"More confident and with better interpersonal skills..." is how Year 2 Chinese, Translation and Linguistics student Roanne Law expects to be after participating in the 2004 Student Leadership Conference (SLC). Such anticipated changes are not exclusive to Roanne, all participants expect the SLC to make a difference in their lives.