Hong Kong Society

The CIOL Hong Kong Society (HKS) was established in 1984. It strives for promotion of professional language use in the Hong Kong region and provides opportunities for members to share views on language issues. By organising bimonthly professional development activities such as talks and forums, the society gathers members, academics and specialists to take part in in-depth discussions on various language topics. It also provides a platform for local members to exchange their views on language issues through regular publications. Recently, it has successfully launched the prestigious "Chartered Linguist" status in Hong Kong. Through a special arrangement with CIOL's head office in London, qualified members may now complete the whole application process in Hong Kong without going to the UK.

HKS contributes to the local languages industry through its professional language services. For example, it has organised forums, symposiums and talks on school media of instruction to examine relevant government policies and explore strategies that schools and parents may adopt. In addition, HKS has been invited to participate in large-scale exhibitions and offer training courses for teachers in tertiary institutions, secondary and primary schools on the Chinese mainland. It provides diversified consultancy and language assessment services as well.

HKS is the largest regional society of CIOL. We will put every effort into furthering our professional services in mainland China, in order to enhance language standards.

You are welcome to learn more about us through our own trilingual website.

Dr Li Kam Cheong FCIL
CIOL Hong Kong Society

Role Bio
Dr Kam Cheung Francis LEE


Chair None provided
Mr Daniel Wing Choi CHAN

MA DipTrans FCIL

Hon Secretary None provided

If you are interested in supporting the Hong Kong Society we'd be delighted to hear from you.

Simply email us with your name and contact details and a member of the committee will contact you for a no obligation discussion.

Date: Saturday 28 November 2020
Venue: Kwun Tong, Kowloon

The 36th Annual General Meeting of the Chartered Institute of Linguists Hong Kong Society will be held at 12:00 on Saturday 28 November 2020 in the school hall at the Church of Christ in China Kei Chi Secondary School, 20 Shui Ning St, Kwun Tong, Kowloon, HKSAR.

Hong Kong Society AGM

AGM agenda


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The Hong Kong Society runs a variety of professional development events, benefitting CIOL members and non-members alike. Click an event to see its original listing and, if applicable, event reports and downloadable materials:

Kowloon, Saturday 30 November 2019

Hong Kong, Friday 15 June 2018

Kowloon, Saturday 11 November 2017

Kowloon, Thursday 29 June 2017

Kowloon, Saturday 19 November 2016