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Dr MA Qing (Angel) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Linguistics and Modern Language Studies and currently holds the position of Associate Dean (Research & Postgraduate Studies) in the Faculty of Humanities at The Education University of Hong Kong. Her research primarily focuses on second language vocabulary acquisition, corpus linguistics, corpus-based literature studies, and the application of technology in language learning, including corpus-based language pedagogy (CBLP), computer-assisted language learning (CALL), and mobile-assisted language learning (MALL).


She has developed the Parallel EAP Corpora ( for research purposes, as well as the Corpus-Aided Platform for Language Teachers (CAP) ( and the Corpus-Based Language Pedagogy for English Teachers ( for teaching applications. She is an experimenter of corpus technology in teaching, and passionate English teacher trainer. She has established a new corpus-based language pedagogy by theorising and empirically testing it that has positively impacted many pre-service and in-service English teachers. She is the associate editor for four journals: Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL); International Journal of Computer-Assisted Language Learning and Teaching (IJCALLT); The Journal of China Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning (ChinaCALL); Research and Practice in Technology Enhanced Learning.


Research interests

  • Second language vocabulary acquisition
  • Corpus linguistics, corpus-based language pedagogy (CBLP), corpus-based literature studies
  • Computer assisted language learning (CALL)
  • Mobile assisted language learning (MALL)

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External Appointments

Journal editor

  • Associate Editor of The Journal of China Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning (ChinaCALL)
  • Associate Editor of the International Journal of Computer-Assisted Language Learning and Teaching (IJCALLT)

Editorial Board 

  • Educational Psychology
  • Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL)
  • Multimedia-Assisted Language Learning

Professional Membership

  • Member of the Hong Kong Association for Applied Linguistics (HAAL), Hong Kong
  • Member of the Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium (CALICO), USA
  • Member of Belgian Association of Anglicists in Higher Education (BAAHE), Belgium 



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