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Translanguaging for Hong Kong? Policy, practice and education

Event type

Seminar , Webinar



May 28, 2022 (Sat)


by Zoom


3:45 PM - 5:15 PM


Professor LI Wei
Translanguaging for Hong Kong? Policy, practice and education

Research Postgraduate Conference
May 26 - 28, 2022
Keynote Seminar 2

Translanguaging for Hong Kong? Policy, practice and education

Professor LI Wei
Director and Dean
Institution of Education, University College London, UK


May 28, 2022 (Saturday)
15:45 – 17:15 Hong Kong Time (via Zoom)


Zoom meeting link:


The idea of Translanguaging has emerged as a key theory of human communication, a pedagogical approach and an analytical perspective in the last twenty years. In essence, it challenges the monolingual, colonial and raciolinguistic framing of language and education and promotes dynamic and flexible plurilingual policy and practice. Does this idea fit Hong Kong's present and future social and educational agenda? Is Hong Kong already a translanguaging space? Should translanguaging be the norm for the educational system in Hong Kong? This talk will invite the audience to think together with the speaker and explore these and other related questions, with a specific focus on the current policy frameworks and practices in Hong Kong schools and strategic directions for the future. 

About the Speaker
Professor Li Wei is Director and Dean of the Institute of Education, University College London (UCL).  He holds a Chair in Applied Linguistics.  He is Editor of the International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism and Applied Linguistics Review.  Professor Li is a Fellow of the British Academy, Academia Europaea, Academy of Social Sciences (UK), and the Royal Society of Arts (UK).

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