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Dr. Tushar Chaudhuri
Associate Head of Department
Tel: 3411-5752
Senior Lecturer (German / German Area Studies / E-Learning)
Course Coordinator for the German Stream of European Studies
External Relations Coordinator for the Faculty of Social Sciences


EURO 2006 Contemporary European Societies I: The German Speaking Countries
EURO 4007 Europe Economic and Business Life: Wirtschaft im Wandel / Deutsch-Chinesische Wirtschaftsbeziehungen
EURO 4898-9 Honours Projects (European Studies)
GERM 1008-9 European Language in Context I (German A1-2)
GERM 2008-9 European Language in Context II (German B1-2)
GERM 4008-9 European Language in Context III (German C1)


Tushar Chaudhuri earned his B.A. (Hons.) degree in German Studies from the Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi India where he graduated at the top of his class. After completing a Masters in German literature with a thesis on Peter Weiss he went on to earn an M.Phil. degree in the field of intercultural learning and foreign language teaching. He taught German for four years at the Goethe-Institute New Delhi and finished a two year German teachers training course at the Goethe-Institutes in New Delhi, Pune, Berlin and Munich. He completed his Ph.D. with a magna cum laude from the University of Giessen, Germany.

At HKBU since 2005

Previous Experience:

  • Lecturer for German as a Foreign Language at the Goethe-Institut New Delhi
  • Lecturer for German for Students at the Language Center, University of Giessen, FRG
  • Lecturer for German for Immigrants at the Institute for Adult Education (Volkshochschule), Wetzlar
Research Interests
  • Language learning pedagogy / acquisition
  • Multilingualism and foreign language acquisition
  • Acquisition of Grammar
  • E-learning & foreign language teaching
  • Intercultural learning
  • Empirical classroom research

Chaudhuri, Tushar (2009). Mehrsprachigkeit und Grammatikerwerb. Die Bedeutung der mehrsprachigen Ausgangssituation für die Grammatikvermittlung im Unterricht Deutsch als Fremdsprache in Indien. <Multilingualism and Acquisition of Grammar. The role of the multilingual environment in the teaching of Grammar in German as a Foreign Language in India>. Tübingen: Gunter Narr.

Chaudhuri, Tushar & Cabau, Béatrice (Eds.) (2017). E-Portfolios in Higher Education. A Multidisciplinary Approach. Singapore: Springer.

Chaudhuri, Tushar (2017). (De)Constructing Student E-Portfolios in Five Questions. Experiences from a Community of Practice. In: Chaudhuri, Tushar & Cabau, Beatrice (Eds.): E-Portfolios in Higher Education. A Multidisciplinary Approach. Singapore: Springer. 3-20.

Chaudhuri, Tushar (2015). Mehr Autonomie wagen. Elektronische Portfolios im DaF-Unterricht. <Daring more autonomy. Electronic portfolios in German as a foreign language class>. In: Merkelbach, Chris (Hrsg.). Mehr Sprache(n) lernen – mehr Sprachen(n) lehren. Aachen: Shaker. 97-116.

Chaudhuri, Tushar (2014). Using the CEFR in Asia. Promises & Pitfalls. In: The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages and its Relevance for European Studies in East Asia. European Union Centre Taiwan Book Series. Taipei: National Taiwan University Press. 21-42.

Chaudhuri, Tushar & Hans-Werner Hess (2011). "I learn German with robots – and you?" Notes on the East-Asian Situation. In: Schmenk, Barbara / Würffel, Nicola (eds.): Drei Schritte vor und manchman auch sechs zurück. Festschrift for Prof. Dr. Dietmar Rösler. Tübingen: Gunter Narr. 161-170. (In German & English)

Chaudhuri, Tushar (2009). Deutsch als (Fremd)sprache in Indien. Die Rolle der multilingualen Ausgangssituation beim Grammatikerwerb. <German as a (foreign) language in India: The role of the multilingual environment in the acquisition of Grammar>. In: Fan, Jieping / Li, Yuan, (eds.) Deutsch als Fremdsprache aus internationaler Perspektive. Neuere Trends und Tendenzen. Munich: iudicium. 446-454. (In German)

Chaudhuri, Tushar & Chan, Wai Yin (2016). Networked Learning Communities: A Perspective Arising from a Multidisciplinary Community of Practice on Student Eportfolios. In: Cox, Milton D. (Ed.). Learning Communities Journal, Vol. 8(2), 27-50. (Available online:

Chaudhuri, Tushar (2014). Integration von eLernumgebungen in der Vorbereitung eines Studienaufenthaltes in Deutschland. <Integrating eLearning environments for preparing a study sojourn in Germany>. In: Möhring, Jupp / Mackus, Nicole / Tschirner, Erwin (eds.). Reihe Materialien Deutsch als Fremdsprache (MatDaF/87). Göttingen: Universitätsverlag. 211-222. (In German)

Chaudhuri, Tushar (2011). Designing Web 2.0-telecollaborations for university students. The eExchange Giessen-Hong Kong. German as a foreign language 2/2011, 126-141.

Chaudhuri, Tushar & Csilla Puskás (2011). Interkulturelle Lernaktivitäten im Zeitalter des Web 2.0. Erkenntnisse eines telekollaborativen Projektes zwischen der Hong Kong Baptist University und der Justus-Liebig-Universität, Gießen. <Intercultural teaching and learning activities in the age of Web 2.0. Lessons learnt from the telecollaborative project between the Hong Kong Baptist University and the Justus-Liebig-University, Giessen>. InfoDaF 1/2011, 3-25. (In German)

Chaudhuri, Tushar & Hans-Werner Hess (2010). Prinzip Vernetzung. Stabilisierung und Dynamisierung beim Fremdsprachenlernen. <The Networking Principle: Stable and dynamic systems in foreign language learning>. In: Würffel, Nicola / Rösler, Dietmar (eds.), Fremdsprache Deutsch 42/2010. 23-28. (In German)

Chaudhuri, Tushar (2009). Multilingual perspectives on German as a foreign language in India. Observations of an empirical study with learners of German as a foreign language in New Delhi. ForumSprache 1/2009, 6-22. (Available online:

(with Chan, Winnie W Y) Networked Learning Communities: Interdisciplinary Community of Practice on Student E-portfolio. Lilly International Spring Conference - Evidenced-Based Teaching and Learning. Bethesda, Maryland, USA. 28.-31. May 2015.

(with Chan, Wai Tsun Julian) The Role of Learning Management Systems in Planning E-telecollaborative Projects: A report from the Hong Kong-EU school project on green living and sustainability in the community. Language.Learning.Technology 2015 Conference Leuphana University, Lüneburg. 20.-21. November 2015.

Blackboard as Platform for Online Telecollaborative Learning Across Continents. Innovate & Educate. Blackboard Teaching & Learning Conference Asia. Ngee Ann Polytechnic Singapore. 8.-9. October 2015.

Using E-Portfolios to Develop Learner Autonomy in a Foreign Language Programme. Sixth CLS International Conference (ClaSic 2014). National University of Singapore. 4.-6. Dezember 2014.

(with Shroff, Ronnie; Linger, Warren) Engagement with Electronic Portfolios: Promising Practices and Lessons Learnt from a Pilot. Paper presented at the 9th E-Learning Forum Asia. Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan. May 2014.

Schlickau, Stephan (2009). Neue Medien in der Sprach- und Kulturvermittlung. Frankfurt a.M.: Peter Lang. In: Deutsch als Fremdsprache 1/2012. 57-59. (In German)

Sivan, Atara et al (2016). Teaching Portfolio Guidance Notes. Development of Teaching Portfolio Framework through a Multidisciplinary Community of Practice. SoSc/HKBU