International Conference on English Across the Curriculum 2015

Date: Monday 14 December - Tuesday 15 December, 2015

Venue: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong SAR

The International Conference on English Across the Curriculum 2015 is a two-day conference that aims to bring together academics from different disciplines and language teaching units to explore ways to enhance students' English in discipline content subjects.

It is the first conference of its kind in Hong Kong.

The conference is supported by the UGC project "Professional Development in Enhancing English Across the Curriculum" (EAC).


Professor Terry Myers Zawacki, George Mason University, USA
Terry Myers Zawacki is an emerita professor of English at George Mason University, where she directed the nationally recognized Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) program and the University Writing Center. Prior to her retirement, Prof. Zawacki was the recipient of the David J. King Award given annually to a faculty member who has made significant, long-term contributions to the overall educational excellence of the university; a University Excellence in Teaching award; and a "Students as Scholars" Mentor award. [more]

Dr Ursula Wingate, King's College London, UK
Ursula Wingate is Senior Lecturer in Language in Education and works in the Centre for Language, Discourse and Communication at King's College London. Before moving to London, Ursula taught for eight years at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and four years at Hong Kong Baptist University. Her research interests are in academic literacy, English language policies and practices, and language teaching methodology. In recent projects, Ursula has developed and evaluated various approaches to teaching academic literacy in mainstream higher education [more]

Professor Rainer Glaser, University of Missouri, USA
Dr. Rainer Ernst Glaser, Professor of Chemistry, studied chemistry and physics in Tübingen (Chem.-Dipl., 1984), at Berkeley (Ph.D., 1987), and at Yale (post-doctoral fellow, 1987-9). Glaser is a broadly interested physical organic chemist and his group has published over 160 papers with support by ACS-PRF, NSF, and NIH. Glaser has always valued and enjoyed extensive collaborations with chemists, biochemists, physicists, mathematicians, astronomers, educators and journalists. [more]



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