Bulletin Vol. 4 No. 3 Dec 1967

T H E C H I N E S E U N I V E R S I T Y O F H O N G K O N G T H E U N I V E R S I T Y BULLETIN V O L U M E F O U R D E C E M B E R 1 9 6 7 N U M B E R T H R E E CONTENTS Page Receptions fo r N ew Mem bers o f C U H K ... 1 T h e Registrar speaks on the Teaching o f E ng lish as a Second L a n g u a g e ...................... 1 Progress Report on C om pu ting Centre ... 2 Bursaries fo r D ip lom a o f Education (E vening Course) Students ........................................ 3 C U H K Degree acceptable fo r Postgraduate L ib ra ria n s h ip E xam ination ...................... 3 A d viso ry Board o f E xtram u ra l Studies established .......................................................... 3 N ew Comm ittees ................................................. 4 Radiation H a z a rd s ................................................. 4 L is t o f Senate Members 1967/68 ...................... 4 Boards o f Studies 1967/68 ............................... 4 S taff Profiles .......................................................... 7 Com ings and Goings ........................................ 8 College N e w s .......................................................... 9 RECEPTIONS FOR NEW MEMBERS OF CUHK N early 400 new students attended a reception given by the V ice-C hancellor and M rs. L i at the Concourse o f the Y .M .C .A . B u ild in g on 3rd November, 1967. On the receiving line to welcome the students were the three College Presidents and th e ir wives, D r. & M rs . C .T . Y un g o f Chung C h i College, M r. & M rs. T .C . Cheng o f U n ite d College, and D r. P .H . Chang, who represented D r. T .C . Ou o f New Asia College, who was in the U n ited States at the tim e. M r. H .T . W u, the U n iv e rs ity Registrar, was also present w ith M rs. W u. Five days la te r, on 8th November, D r. and M rs . L i welcomed newcomers from overseas, both staff and students, at another reception, in the Penthouse o f Shui H in g B u ild in g . A b o u t 60 were present, in c lu d in g the College Presidents and th e ir wives, and members o f the In te r-U n iv e rs ity Relations Comm ittee. THE REGISTRAR SPEAKS ON THE TEACH ING OF ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE On 29th Novem ber M r. H .T . W u, Registrar o f the U n iv e rs ity and D ire c to r o f the School o f Education, delivered the opening address fo r the B ritis h Council E x h ib itio n o f Books on the Teaching o f English as a Second Language. T h e text o f his speech is as fo llo w s : I am very happy to be here this afternoon to share some ideas w ith you on a very im p o rta n t aspect o f teach- ing in H ong Kong. Before I proceed, however, I feel that I have to present m y credentials, as it were, so as to ju s tify m y presence here. Com ing as I do from T he Chinese U n iv e rs ity o f H ong Kong, I may appear to have no business here at all, fo r the collection o f books in this room is about the teaching o f English. However, the key w ord is "se con d ", and in m y unive rsity, English is , in the main, the second language. T h is means that most o f the teaching is done through Chinese. Some English is used, bu t p rin c ip a lly by non-Chinese speaking professors and other teachers. T hus, to pra ctically all students, English is the second language, and problems arising from teaching it in the local schools as w e ll as in m y un ive rsity have great relevance to my colleagues and students alike. T here fore I welcome this o p p o rtu n ity o f looking over this excellent collection o f books on the teaching o f English as a second language. I expect that there w ill be publications on language and linguistics, the English

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