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Department of English PhD student Yang Shanshan wins second prize at national interpreting contest

Yang Shanshan, a PhD student of linguistics from the Department of English, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Macau (UM), recent...

12 Jul 2018

 

Department of English Professor Antony Kunnan publishes book on evaluating language assessments

Antony John Kunnan has published a book on evaluating language assessmentsAntony John Kunnan, Full Professor from the University of Macau (U...

4 Jun 2018

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English major Fong Cheok Wang’s team wins 3rd prize at National English Debating Competition

The English Debating Team of the University of Macau (UM) recently defeated more than 100 teams and won the third prize at the 21st ‘FLTRP C...

28 May 2018

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Quality Supervision

The Department offers advanced students the opportunity to engage in new and exciting research under the guidance of faculty members who are experts in their fields.

Innovative Teaching

The Department encourages students to reach a high standard of performance in the critical appreciation, interpretation and analysis of English texts, in the creation of new, original texts, and in translation between English and other languages. We emphasise not only the acquisition of knowledge about English but also the development and application of creative skills in English.

Multi-disciplinary Research

The Department combines innovation and experience to generate cutting-edge research in English Literature, English Linguistics and Translation Studies.

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Welcome to the Department of English


The Department of English offers distinctive teaching and research of international quality that emphasises the historical and current role of English as a global medium of literary, linguistic and intercultural communication. Our staff are internationally recognised for their scholarship and have strong disciplinary bases in English Literature, Linguistics and Translation Studies, thus giving a distinctive multi-disciplinary and international perspective to our work.

This is characterised by various areas of expertise:

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Creativity

Our undergraduate and advanced postgraduate courses allow students the option of not only reading and writing about literature and translation but engaging in creative activities, whether producing original work or work in translation.

Intercultural Language and Literatures

Much of our research and teaching in Literature is characterised by a global perspectives (e.g. Colonial and Postcolonial Writing, Travel Writing, Holocaust Literature); in Translation Studies and Linguistics our research and teaching are also characterised by comparative, contrastive and intercultural perspectives.

Pedagogy

Since many of our students are drawn from secondary and tertiary education in Macao and on the Mainland, a strong pedagogical theme runs through our provision. This strain can be seen, for example, in our teaching and publications in Applied Linguistics and Literary Linguistics.

Performance

Many of our advanced courses and much of our research address issues of performance, from the study and performance of Shakespearian or contemporary American drama, through creative writing, to the study of film, media discourse, speech corpora, and the pragmatics of intercultural communication.