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8th HAAL Conference 2020
8th HAAL Conference 2020
06 Jun 2020, 9:15 am
Hong Kong Polytechnic University ,
Core Y, 11 Yuk Choi Rd, Hung Hom


Please note that registration for the 8th HAAL Conference (6 June 2020) has now been suspended – we have very reluctantly come to the decision to cancel the event due to the recent development of coronavirus pandemic. Full refund of registration fee will be arranged as soon as we can. Thank you for your attention and support.

Call for Papers

Deadline: Jan 20, 2020

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Keynote Speakers


Prof. Guangwei Hu

Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Guangwei Hu is Professor of Language and Literacy Education in the Department of English, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Before joining his current university, he worked at the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, for nearly two decades. An applied linguist by training, his research interests include academic literacy, language assessment, second language education, biliteracy acquisition, and the psychology of second language learning and use. He has published widely on these and other areas in edited volumes and refereed journals. He is a Volume Editor of The TESOL Encyclopedia of English Language Teaching (Wiley-Blackwell, 2018) and a member of the International Advisory Board for the Routledge Advances in Teaching English as an International Language Series. He serves on the editorial boards of several international journals, including Asian Journal of English Language Teaching, English for Specific Purposes, Frontiers of Education in China, Journal of English for Research Publication Purposes, Language, Culture and Curriculum, and Publications. Currently, he is Co-Editor of the Journal of English for Academic Purposes.

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08:30-09:10 Room Y304

09:15-09:30 Room Y304

09:40-11:35 4/F, Core Y

11:35-11:55 3/F, Core Y

12:00-12:55 Room Y304

12:55-14:15 3/F, Core Y

14:20-15:15 Room Y304

15:20-16:45 4/F, Core Y

16:45-17:05 3/F, Core Y

17:10-18:05 Room Y304

18:05-18:15 Room Y304


Opening & Announcements

Morning Parallel Sessions

Coffee Break

Keynote 1


Afternoon Parallel Sessions

Featured & HAAL Awardee Presentations

Coffee Break

Keynote 2

Closing Remarks

Jun.06, 2020

Registration Fee


HAAL Members

Lunch included


Non-HAAL Members

Lunch included


On-site Payment

Lunch not included

Cash Only
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Transportation Advice

The conference will be held at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU).

You may find an interactive campus map below. The map of the venue is also downloadable here.​

Registration, keynote speeches and all parallel sessions will be held in Core Y (Lee Shau Kee Building), as indicated in the interactive Google Map on this page.

Getting to Hong Kong Polytechnic University

By Mass Transit Railyway (MTR): Hung Hom Station, Exit A​

Route to the venue: There is a footbridge connecting the station and the university campus. After crossing the footbridge, turn right and follow the signs to Core Y, where the conference is held.

Organising Committee

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Dr. Ricky C K Lam

Hong Kong Baptist Universiy

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HAAL would like to thank the Department of English at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University for their generous support to HAAL events.

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