Date2 August 2023 (Friday)
Time13:15 – 16:00
Name of the activityLanguage Use in a Professional Context
Introduction of activityThis workshop aims at raising students’ audience awareness in contextualized situations and demonstrating how language changes as a result. This includes a wide variety of workplace communication needs, such as email, letters, speeches, proposals, reports, etc.

A specific focus will be put on the difference in formality in language use across written and spoken contexts.

Students will get to experience the performances of HSU students giving a simulated pitch presentation for a business they are proposing for the University campus.
Format of ActivityIntroductory Workshop and demo presentation
Medium of InstructionEnglish
Introduction to Instructor(s)Mr. Rhett YU
Department of English
Mr. Yu obtained an MA in English (Applied English Linguistics) from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. His research interests include corpus linguistics, lexico-semantics, and Hong Kong learner English. Mr. Yu is an advocate of using corpus-based or corpus-informed materials in the classroom, and in doing so raising students’ awareness of natural and authentic language, thus enhancing their language learning experience.
School / DepartmentDepartment of English
Related Undergraduate Programme(s)Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in English

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