Funding Scheme

Education Bureau - Quality Enhancement Support Scheme

Project Title

“Glocality” and Cultural Literacy: HSMC English Enhancement Project

Project Team (HSMC Staff) 

Dr Amy KONG, Department of English (PI)

Professor Thomas Luk, Department of English (Co-I)

Mrs Anora WONG Department of English (Co-I)

Other Collaborating Parties


Project Period

1-9-2014 to 31-12-2016 (completed)

Funding Amount (HKD)



In cosmopolitan Hong Kong, it is important for us to be competent in intercultural communication, and able to express our “glocal” identity in English. The current project aims to boost students’ cultural literacy through English language use. Second, we would like to develop students’ awareness of the “glocal” culture, and teach them how to express such a perception in English effectively. We also encourage senior students to share such literacy competency and “glocal” awareness with incoming freshmen as well as other post-secondary students to foster a sustainable intercultural environment in Hong Kong.