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Educational Training Initiative

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About HKU and CAES

The University of Hong Kong (HKU), Asia’s Global University, founded in 1911, is the oldest higher education institution in the territory and an internationally renowned university. HKU is consistently ranked among the 25 most prestigious universities in the world and is repeatedly ranked first in Asia. In QS World University Rankings 2023, HKU is ranked 21st in the world and 1st in Hong Kong and it is the World’s Most International University in Times Higher Education 2023


The Centre for Applied English Studies (CAES) under the Faculty of Arts is a leading centre for teaching and scholarship in academic literacy. We provide English for Academic and Specific Purposes (EAP and ESP) courses for undergraduate and postgraduate students across all disciplines at HKU. We also run a well-established Masters in Applied Linguistics (MAAL) and co-run a Masters in TESOL (MATESOL) with the Faculty of Education as well as supervise PhD students in the field of Applied Linguistics. We also have many years of experience providing training programmes for university and school teachers and staff. 


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The Teacher Professional Development Programme in Teaching English for Academic Purposes (EAP) provides participants with a good foundation and solid understanding of the current principles and practices of teaching and learning in the field of EAP. The programme offers participants a unique opportunity to meet professional EAP teachers, develop professional networks and advance their pedagogical knowledge and teaching skills.


Find out more about the
Teacher Professional Development Programme in Teaching EAP.

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The Teacher Professional Development Programme in Teaching EAP is delivered by a team of experienced full-time teachers at CAES who have specialist knowledge and skills of teaching and researching EAP and ESP. Many have PhDs and are also teachers on our MAAL and/or MATESOL programmes and have extensive experience in training teachers.

Find out more about the EAP Team.




Dates and Venue

The programme is scheduled to take place on campus at The University of Hong Kong from 29 May to 2 June 2023 (Monday - Friday). All morning and afternoon sessions will be conducted in face-to-face format.

Assessment and Certificate

This is a 30-hour, one-week, intensive programme. You will have timetabled sessions in the morning and afternoon every day of the programme. In some evenings, you may be asked to complete reflective and preparatory tasks. There is no assessment. However, you will receive feedback on the tasks you have completed during the programme. On completion of the programme, you will be awarded a certificate of completion in Teaching English for Academic Purposes.

Application and Fee 

Deadline: 16 April 2023 Fee: HKD 7,000 Payment method: By credit card Points to note:​ * You need to pay the programme fee online through the University payment system. You will receive confirmation of payment direct to your email for your records. * Application will only be confirmed upon receipt of payment. * NO REFUND can be made for applicants who are unable to attend.

For enquiries, please contact us at

For academic matters, please contact

the Educational Training Initiative Leader and Programme Co-ordinator,
Dr. Lillian Wong, at

© 2023 by Centre for Applied English Studies, The University of Hong Kong

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