PolyU CBS Summer School 2019
15 July – 9 August 2019 @ The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong SAR




Language is one of the wonders of the natural world. Language distinguishes us from other animal species and makes us human. Meanwhile, language interacts with other cognitive domains, and reflects culture and social diversity.

The Department of Chinese and Bilingual Studies (CBS) is pleased to offer two undergraduate courses and two postgraduate courses in the PolyU International Summer School 2019 under two themes:

  1. Language and Culture (two undergraduate courses)

  2. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience (two postgraduate courses)

These courses will offer you a window into language, brain and culture by considering such questions as:

  • How does language work?

  • How is language instantiated in the brain?

  • How does language reflect our cultural and social identity?

  • How does language shape us as humans?

By considering and addressing these questions in our summer school, you will have a clearer understanding of what language is really like.

About Us

  • PolyU Arts & Humanities – ranked 21st in Asia (QS World University Rankings 2018)

  • Linguistics QS ranking 40 (by subject)

  • Linguistics & Language Studies – 45% world-leading or internationally excellent (2014 RAE, RGC, HK)