Prospective Students

High School Courses

Application to the Courses: https://www.summerinstitute.hku.hk/homepage/for-secondary-school-students/hs-application/

Deadline: June 30, 2020

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In Translation

Translation for Beginners

This five-day course is designed for secondary students interested in translating between Chinese and English. As the medium of instruction is Cantonese, students should be proficient not only in English but also in Cantonese.

The instructor will teach basic concepts and skills of translation and interpreting, preparing students for admission to a BA Programme in Translation in Hong Kong. Students will be required to take part actively in class discussions, in addition to doing homework and classwork. 

Language of Instruction: English, supplemented with Cantonese                             

Eligibility: Local S3 to S6 or equivalent to the last three years of high school

Period of Teaching: July 27 - 31, 2020 (9:30 – 12:30)

Programme Fee: HKD3,300 

Course Description: please click here

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Rethinking Gender: A Journey Through History and Popular Culture

Why are warriors in history and popular culture predominantly male? Why are men more likely to commit crime than women? Why are single women in China named ‘leftover women’? Why are some men wearing make-up, especially in East Asia today? Rethinking Gender focuses on contemporary societies through the critical lens of the past. It explores how women and men have confronted, deflected or negotiated the challenges facing them. We discuss a wide range of historical and popular cultural material, including texts, films and adverts in order to rethink such issues as gender relations and parenthood, through facilitating a dialogue between the sexes.

Language of Instruction: English                                    

Eligibility: Local S3 to S6 or equivalent to the last three years of high school

Period of Teaching: July 27 - 31, 2020 (9:30 – 12:30)

Programme Fee: HKD3,300 

Course Description: please click here

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