Annual Newsletter 2022-23

Who We Are & Mission Statement Achievement (Awards and Honors) The Center of Language Education (CLE) at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) is dedicated to providing our students with the best language education to help them achieve their professional and academic goals. Here at the CLE, we believe that language is a crucial tool for communication, personal growth and academic success. Our mission is to help students develop their language skills through engaging and interactive learning experiences. We offer a wide range of language courses including English, Chinese and other foreign languages to students from diverse backgrounds and academic disciplines. Our team of 80 highly professional and experienced language professionals is committed to providing high quality instruction and support to help students achieve their language goals. We teach language to all HKUST Undergraduate and Postgraduates, with over 7,000 students on our courses every semester. We also contribute to our School’s MA in International Language Education providing input on both the specialized concentrations: Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) and Teaching Chinese as a Second Language (TCSL). We strive to create a welcoming and inclusive learning environment that fosters cultural awareness and appreciation. • Yılmaz Köylü and Nick Wong received CLE Teaching Award in Sept 2022 • Elza Tsang received prestigious UGC Teaching Award with colleagues from PolyU, HKBU and CityU for the English Across the Curriculum (EAC) project in Sept 2022 • Nick Wong received Honourable Mention in SHSS Best Teaching Award Scheme in 2022 • Sandy Chan, May Liao and Melissa Megan received first SENtastic Award Scheme in HKUST in Apr 2023 • Angela Cheng and Amy Chi were awarded the Long Service Award in May 2023 for their 30 years contributions to CLE and HKUST Awards & Honors 3 CLE Annual Newsletter 2022-23 Left: Mr Edward Li (Associate Director) Middle: Prof Melinda Whong (Director) Right: Dr Nora Hussin (Associate Director)