Project Details

Assessing Trilingual Speaking Language Ability and Constructing Learning Resources at Hong Kong Institute of Education

In line with the objectives of the institute’s development, this project will assess the simultaneous interpreting ability of biliteracy and trilingualism (Cantonese, Putonghua and English) of students from different language backgrounds. The assessing criteria cover four dimensions: the degree of efficiency, the degree of accuracy and precision, the degree of fluency and spontaneity, and the degree of appropriateness. The findings of this research will provide a reference for the revision of language curriculum in the institute. It will also develop a tentative learning resource template on the basis of 500 sentences in spoken English, which can pertinently improve the language proficiency of students and provide a foundation for promoting the biliteracy and trilingualism in the future. The purposes of this project are four-fold: developing the new learning resources; guiding students to make good use of information technology; enhancing students’ independent learning; and achieving a comprehensive and effective promotion of students’ ability of biliteracy and trilingualism. At the same time, the project also aims at expanding students’ international horizon, developing their multicultural values, inspiring their humanistic care, enhancing innovative thinking, and cultivating intercultural communication ability as well as the team cooperation spirit through a better understanding and more recognition of different ethnic languages.

Commencement Date : 2014/5
Completion Date : 2015/4
Chief Investigator(s) : Dr YU, Baohua 喻寶華 [ELE]
Mr CHAU, Lap 周立 [CHL]
Dr KAN, Hon Kin 簡漢乾 [CLE]

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