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Senior Lecturer
Programme Director, German Programme

Chong, Li

German Programme
PhD, MA Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany


Dr Chong obtained her PhD (2004) and MA degree (2000) in Psycholinguistics and Teaching German as a Foreign Language at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München in Germany. Besides her solid experience in teaching at HKU over 18 years since 2003, she was awarded the 2015 Arts Faculty Teaching Excellence Award and the 2018 Arts Faculty Knowledge Exchange Award.

In 2023, she was awarded the Fellowship of HKU Advance HE Fellowship Scheme (FHEA) in recognition of attainment against the UK Professional Standards Framework for teaching and learning support in higher education. 

Since joining HKU, Dr Chong has taken a leadership role in curriculum development of German Programme by teaching the core language courses at all levels as well as designing and coordinating a number of new content-based courses in her research fields.

Dr Chong pioneered and managed Knowledge Exchange projects to outreach local secondary schools and attract potential entrants to the SMLC German Programme. She has partnered with 28 local and international secondary-level schools and German cultural institutions to bring the study of German and the appreciation of German culture to local community. Her KE impact projects also enable German Programme students to participate as language and cultural ambassadors and gain excellent experiential learning and teaching experience. Dr Chong has also led the Knowledge Exchange & Outreach Subcommittee of the Committee on Gender Equality and Diversity at HKU.

As one of Hong Kong's foremost Chinese-German-English academics, Dr Chong has published research on German language education, multilingual language acquisition and intercultural studies. These include academic articles and book chapters published by leading international and peer-reviewed journals and reputable publishers. 

Professional Societies

Dr Chong has been appointed a specialist panel member of the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ) and committed herself to serve the education community. She is International GCSE German examiner of the Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority.

Knowledge Exchange Outputs

KE Impact Project (Grants: 202,700HKD): German with Fun - Language and Cultural Project for Secondary School Students (2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17)

A pioneering KE project to promote German language and culture in the wider Hong Kong community by organising various language and cultural workshops in secondary schools

Arts Faculty Knowledge Exchange Award: Promoting German in Secondary Schools (2018)

KE events to raise awareness of the value of foreign language and culture, diversity, and gender equality within the general public, and to fulfill the Arts Faculty KE Award's objective, providing funding to create further positive impact and benefit the community.

Teaching Development Grant

Co-investigator, Multicultural and Global Diversity Project, Teaching Development and Language Enhancement Grant (TDLEG), 2022-25. (600,000HKD)

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544, Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus

HKU Scholars Hub


Region and Language

German Language and Culture in the World, Europe in the World, German, English, Chinese, Cantonese, Putonghua

Research Area

Teaching German as a Foreign Language Worldwide, Contrastive Linguistics of German, Chinese and English, Intercultural Studies, Bi- and multilingual Language Acquisition, Gender Equality in the World

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