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Childhood Bilingualism: An Australian Immigrant Mother’s Perspective (Online Forum). Registration is required:

Date: 15 August 2020 (Saturday)
Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Speaker: Prof. Ruying Qi, Associate Professor, Western Sydney University
Host: Prof. Virginia Yip
Online platform for the event: Zoom (Meeting info will be sent to the registered participants one day before the seminar)


Jointly organized by the Centre for Language Technology (University of Copenhagen), Childhood Bilingualism Research Centre (CUHK) and University of Cambridge-CUHK Joint Laboratory for Bilingualism
Dates: 24-25 June 2021


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Early Childhood in Overseas Communities: The Case of Denmark (Online Forum)Registration is required:

Date: 26 June 2020 (Friday)
Time: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Speaker: Dr. Alice Tse, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Copenhagen
Host: Prof. Virginia Yip
Online platform for the event: Zoom (Meeting info will be sent to the registered participants one day before the seminar)


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Early Childhood Education in BC and Canada: Careers in demand (Online Forum)Registration is required:

Date: 30 May 2020 (Saturday)
Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Speakers: Mr. Keith Chan, President of Christian EduCultural Association & Ms. Amelia Ng, Founder and Executive Director of CARES Global Student Services
Host: Prof. Virginia Yip
Online platform for the event: Zoom (Meeting info will be sent to the registered participants one day before the seminar)
Remarks: We are happy to offer free access to our online forums to principals, teachers and educators.


This e-book is launched by WIT Enterprises Ltd. in collaboration with NTUC First Campus (Singapore).
Once registered, you will receive the links to download the e-book free of charge. Enjoy!!


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Early Childhood Education in Overseas Communities: The case of Singapore (Online Forum)Registration is required:

Date: 27 March 2020 (Friday)
Time: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Speaker: Thian Ai Ling, General Manager of My First Skool by National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) First Campus
Host: Prof. Virginia Yip
Online platform for the event: Zoom (Meeting info will be sent to the registered participants one day before the seminar)


  • International Conference on the Acquisition of Chinese: Bilingualism and Multilingualism

雙語與多語語境下的漢語習得

Dates: 1-3 July 2019
Venue: Churchill College, University of Cambridge, the United Kingdom


  • Dr. Angela Xiaoxue He from the University of Southern California presents a seminar:

How do young children ‘decipher’ the meanings of ‘tough words’?

Date: 12 March, 2019 (Tuesday)
Time: 4:30 pm -5:30 pm
Venue: Swire Hall Rm1, Chinese University of Hong Kong


  • Media interview by 深圳卫視Shenzhen TV: video

with footage of the Symposium Panel on Language Development and Bilingualism in Early Childhood at the Shenzhen Research Institute on 15 December 2018


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             Symposium on Childhood Bilingualism and Heritage Language Acquisition

Date:14-15 December 2018 (Friday & Saturday)
Keynote speakers:
Maria Polinsky, University of Maryland
Lee Cher Leng, National University of Singapore


  • Prof. Yinglin Ji from Shenzhen University presents a seminar in our lab:

Representing motion events beyond language use: an exploration of l1 and l2 learners

Date: 28 September, 2018 (Friday)
Time: 4:30 pm -5:30 pm
Venue: Room G14, Leung Kau Kui Building, Chinese University of Hong Kong


  • We are very happy to announce an upcoming seminar by Prof. Roumyana Slabakova at the JLB. Details as follows:

Optionality and ambiguity in L2 English article meanings

by Roumyana Slabakova (University of Southampton)

Date: 12 June, 2018 (Tuesday)
Time: 4:30 pm -6:15 pm
Venue: Room 101, Fung King Hey Building, Chinese University of Hong Kong


  • We are very happy to announce an upcoming seminar by Prof Boping Yuan at the JLB. Details as follows:

An incremental model of L2 speech production mechanisms–Developmental evidence from structural priming of object ellipsis in L2 Chinese speech production
by Boping Yuan (University of Cambridge)

Date: 13th April, 2018 (Friday)
Time: 2:30pm – 4:00pm
Venue: Room 202, Lee Shau Kee Building, Chinese University of Hong Kong