International scholars specializing in language education research and school-based assessment will visit the University of Hong Kong in the academic year of 2006-2007. They will present seminars and workshops and set up consultation sessions with research students and staff on publications and research in areas of expertise during their visitorships.

Name Academic Affiliation Date of Visitorship
Prof Pauline Rea-Dickins

Graduate School of Education, The University of Bristol, UK 4-11 December 2007
Prof James Lantolf

*co-sponsored by the
Faculty of Education
Department of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies, The Pennsylvania State University, USA 25 May - 5 June 2007
Dr Liying Cheng Faculty of Education, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada 22 January - 21 May 2007
Dr Andrew E. Finch Teachers' College, Department of English Language Education, Kyungpook National University, Korea 19-25 November 2006
Prof Steven J. Ross School of Policy Studies, Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan 16-23 September 2006

Their visitorships are funded by the HKU Strategic Research Theme- Constituent Theme- Languages, Media and Communication: Language in Education and Assessment. The Constituent Theme is co-convened by Dr Chris Davison and Dr Steve Andrews, the Faculty of Education, HKU.