Coordinating Committee

Chair

Blanche Chu is a senior lecturer in The Centre for Language in Education, The Education University of Hong Kong. Her research interests include EAP curriculum design, assessment for learning and language arts pedagogy. She was the author of two Longman textbooks on the NSS elective “Learning English through Popular Culture”. At The Education University of Hong Kong, she has been the principal investigator of a number of TDG projects, including course design for subject-specific EAP (for music and liberal studies disciplines) and remedial English through the use of student errors.

Members

Shirley Chan is a lecturer in The Centre for Language in Education, The Education University of Hong Kong. She has designed, taught and coordinated English enhancement courses at the Centre. Her research interests include assessment for learning, applying blended-learning to enhance students’ motivation and enhancing students’ listening and speaking skills through naturalistic approaches.

Jenny Cheng is a lecturer in The Centre for Language in Education, The Education University of Hong Kong. She has been involved in various funded projects that focused on empowering students’ learning initiatives. Her research interests include second language acquisition, catering learning differences and peer support in classroom.

Ivan Chong is a lecturer in The Centre for Language in Education, The Education University of Hong Kong. His research interests include second language writing, language assessment, and computer-assisted language learning. His publications have appeared in some of the leading international journals on assessment, including Assessing Writing, Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, Language Assessment Quarterly. He is currently working on two monographs to be published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing and Routledge respectively.

Cherry Chow is a lecturer in The Centre for Language in Education, The Education University of Hong Kong. She has taught, designed and coordinated various language enhancement courses. Her interests include enhancing students’ motivation, integrating online resources in curriculum design. She has participated in internal projects such as the “Checklist Project” that focused on structuring comments on students’ essays, as well as taking courses of the Blended & Online Learning & Teaching (BOLT) Project.

Catherine Lin is a lecturer in The Centre for Language in Education, The Education University of Hong Kong. She has taught a variety of university English enhancement courses and contributed to curriculum design and course materials development in face-to-face and technology-mediated modes as the course coordinator of various courses. Her research interests include second language motivation and how to use technology to support English language teaching and learning.

Desiree Mao is a lecturer in The Centre for Language in Education, The Education University of Hong Kong. She has taught, designed and coordinated EAP courses at universities and Blended-learning-based ESP courses for international corporations in Asia. Her research interests include technology-enhanced language teaching and assessments in higher education, ESL learner empowerment, flipped language classroom, and game-based vocabulary acquisition.

Anson Wong is a lecturer in The Centre for Language in Education, The Education University of Hong Kong. Apart from teaching English enhancement courses, he has also helped to organize student activities such as projects on movie reviews, summer camp, writing competitions, as well as research writing workshops. His research interests include long-distance anaphora, the representation of identities in post-modern literature, the acquisition of English grammar in a computer-mediated environment and language use in an online setting.

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