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Academic Qualifications

  • PhD (Applied Linguistics in Education), University College London, Institute of Education
  • MSc (Education: Language – Theory, Practice and Literacy), University of Edinburgh
  • MA (Chinese Language and Literature), The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • BEd (Languages), major in Chinese Language, The Hong Kong Institute of Education

Professional Qualifcations

  • Full Registration, Secondary Education, Subject: Mandarin, The General Teaching Council for Scotland
  • Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), Department for Education, England
  • Registered Teacher, Hong Kong Education and Manpower Bureau
  • Language Proficiency Assessment for Teachers (Putonghua), Attained with Merit, Hong Kong Examination and Assessment Authority, Hong Kong
  • 國家語言委員會普通話水平測試二級甲等

Academic/Teaching Appointment

  • 01/2021 - present Assistant Professor, Department of Chinese Language Studies, The Education University of Hong Kong
  • 08/2019 - 12/2020 Senior Lecturer, Department of Chinese Language Studies, The Education University of Hong Kong
  • 09/2018 - 08/2019 Postgraduate Teaching Assistant (PGTA), University College London, Institute of Education, United Kingdom
  • 11/2017 - 06/2019 Doctoral School Research Training Programmes (RTP) Facilitator, University College London, Institute of Education, United Kingdom
  • 08/2016 - 03/2019 Vice-warden, Residences Office, University College London, United Kingdom
  • 04/2016 - 07/2016 Secondary school teacher - Cantonese and Mandarin, Scotland
  • 09/2006 - 08/2015 Secondary school teacher - Chinese Language and Putonghua, Hong Kong

Research interests

  • Chinese Language Pedagogy
  • Teaching Chinese as a Second Language
  • Teacher Education
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Motivation Theories
  • Research Methods

Teaching Interests

Currently, I am teaching the following undergraduate and postgraduate courses:

  • Cantonese and Hong Kong Local Culture
  • Chinese Language Pedagogy
  • Theory and Practice of Classroom Language
  • Cantonese Pronunciation and Use of Blackboard
  • Academic Writing and Use of Research Resources


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