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Dr. Li Chong
MA, PhD University of Munich (LMU), Germany



Li Chong
Programme Co-ordinator "German in Secondary Schools"
Board Member of the Faculty of Arts
Member of Dean's Committee "Gender Task Force"
Member of Committee on Gender Equality and Diversity
Board Member of the Gender Studies Academic Advising Committee
Dr Chong holds a PhD degree in "Psycholinguistics" and an MA degree in "German as a Foreign Language" from the University of Munich (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität), having lived in Germany for 11 years. She joined the University of Hong Kong in 2003. Dr Chong received the Faculty of Arts Teaching Excellence Award in 2015 and Knowledge Exchange Award in 2018.

Courses offered
GRMN1001 German I.1
GRMN1002 German I.2
GRMN2001 German II.1
GRMN2002 German II.2
GRMN3001 German III.1
GRMN3002 German III.2
GRMN2021 Chinese-German Translation
GRMN3022 German Project
GRMN3029 History of the German Language and German Linguistics
GRMN3033 Gender Equality in German-Speaking Countries and the European Union
GRMN4004 Intercultural Communication German-Chinese
GRMN4005 Advanced Chinese-German Translation

Publications, Academic Conferences, Forums (selected)
"German as a Foreign Language at Secondary School Level in Hong Kong - A Case Study of a Pilot Scheme." German as a Foreign Language Journal (2, 2018): 41-55
Keynote: "Opportunities and Challenges for Promoting German as a Foreign Language in Hong Kong," International Conference on German as a Foreign Language through Cross-cultural Perspectives - Opportunities and Challenges in Germany, Hong Kong and Mainland China, School of Modern Languages and Cultures, Faculty of Arts, University of Hong Kong, 23 March 2018.
"Inclusive Language and Syllabi," Feminist Pedagogies Workshop, Faculty of Arts, University of Hong Kong, 15 May 2018.
"Gender Equality on Hiring, Retention and Promotion," Faculty of Arts Forum, University of Hong Kong, 9 June 2016.
"Gender Imbalance and HKU Retirement Policy: A Case Study on the Impact of Compulsory Retirements," APRU Asia-Pacific Women in Leadership Policy Round Table on Gender Equity, 26-28 April 2016.
"German National Identity: Moving Beyond Guilt." European National Identities. Elements. Transitions. Conflicts (2014): 71-93
"Deutsch als Fremdsprache in einem englisch-chinesischen Umfeld. Heutige Situation und Förderung in Hongkong" (German as a Foreign Language in an English-Chinese Environment - Current Situation and Promotion in Hong Kong). Langenscheidts Deutsch als Fremdsprache (1, 2012): 27-37
"Bilingualer Spracherwerb in deutsch-chinesischen Familien in einem englisch-chinesischen Umfeld: Eine Erhebung in Hongkong" (A Study of Bilingual Language Acquisition of Children of German-Chinese Families within an English-Chinese Environment in Hong Kong). Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, 2003.

Current Teaching and Research Projects
HKU Knowledge Exchange Project “German with Fun - Language and Cultural Project for Secondary School Students” has successfully received HKU Knowledge Exchange Grants for three consecutive years running from 2014 to 2017.
Objective: Pilot Scheme Introducing German Language and Culture
Coordinator: Dr Chong Li
Target group: Hong Kong Secondary Schools (Local Curriculum)
Vision: Social, Cultural and Educational Initiatives; Local and International Significance
Outreach: Wider Community of Hong Kong
Participants: Top-tier Direct-Subsidy Schools; Government-aided Schools; International Schools in Hong Kong and Mainland China
Duration: 3 years from 2014 to 2017
Scale: 10 schools and 362 students in 2014 to 28 schools and over 1600 students by 2017
Impacts: A win-win-win-win situation benefitting four main groups: a) Secondary School Students; b) HKU German Program Students; c) HKU / Faculty of Arts / SMLC / German Program; and d) the general local, international and the German speaking community in Hong Kong
  HKU Knowledge Exchange Project 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17: German with Fun - Language and Cultural Project for Secondary School Students.
SMLC-HKU's Project "Foreign Language Courses offered by the University of Hong Kong to Local Secondary Schools" at the "Centre for the Promotion of Language Learning" – German in Secondary Schools
Dr Chong is the Programme Co-ordinator for SMLC-HKU's Project Foreign Language Courses offered by the University of Hong Kong to Local Secondary Schools - German in Secondary Schools" and has coordinated German courses for all levels to secondary school students at Sacred Heart Canossian College (SHCC) since 2006, La Salle College since 2017, St. Paul's Convent School and St. Paul's Co-Educational College since 2018 under a pilot scheme which she had created, developed and organised for local secondary schools.
Since 2009, Dr Chong has been appointed academic consultant in order to coordinate and promote the German programme at local secondary schools. She designed the curriculum, coordinates the courses and gives academic advices to secondary schools.

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