Coordinating Committee

Chair

Dr. Lillian Wong holds a Ph.D. in applied linguistics and is a Senior Lecturer in the Centre for Applied English Studies at the University of Hong Kong. She has been Co-ordinator of the English programme in the Graduate School and teaches EAP to undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as teaching Second Language Curricula and Information Technology in Language Teaching and Learning on the MA in Applied Linguistics and the MA TESOL programmes. She has been Chair of the Research and Professional Development Committee and Language Education SIG at her Centre. She was elected to serve on the Board of Directors (2012-15) and was member then Chair of the Professional Development Committee (2003-07), and is Chair of the Research Professional Council (2019-2020) of TESOL International Association, the largest international English language professional association with over 13,000 members. Lillian has been chair of various conferences and editor of books. She has completed 15 funded research projects, including TDG and UGC grants via inter-institution collaboration, and has given over 150 papers, including 50 plenary and invited presentations around the world. She has published articles and book chapters in her research areas, including innovation and change in language education, language teacher professional development, technology in English language teaching and learning, EAP & ESP. Her latest publications were on curriculum innovation and English Language Education, EAP and ESP Research and Practice.

Members

Andy Jarvis is a Teaching Fellow in the English Language Centre, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He coordinates the centre’s discipline-specific programme which has around 30 professional and academic English subjects taught in years 2-4. He is also the co-subject leader of a first-year EAP course delivered to around 3,000 students each academic year. Andy is interested in teacher professional development and has worked on various teacher training programmes and service learning subjects in Hong Kong and Mainland China. He also coordinates a mentoring scheme for teaching staff. Andy is a published materials writer and regularly presents about EAP/ESP, and teacher training.

Dr. Linda Lin holds a PhD in Applied Linguistics. She works for the English Language Centre of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and is the leader of two programmes operated in the Centre, the LCR (Language and Communication Requirement) subjects and the postgraduate subjects. She has been involved in a number of research projects, one of them being a large UGC-funded inter-university project. She is currently co-leading a joint project with Stanford University. Her research interests include vocabulary studies, corpus analysis and applications of concordancing in teaching and learning.

Albert Wong is an EAP teacher (Lecturer) at the Centre for Applied English Studies (CAES). He began his career as an English for Academic Purposes (EAP) practitioner here at CAES, HKU shortly after attaining qualified teacher status. Since then, he has been involved in developing English-in-the-discipline (ED) courses for Faculties of Dentistry, Architecture and Business & Economics. He also teaches on Social Sciences (Great Speeches) and Education ED courses. He is currently deputy coordinator of the Dentistry English-in-the-discipline programme and leader of the General Language Advising under the centre’s new Communication Support Services framework. His research interests include dialogic pedagogy, classroom interaction and classroom discourse analysis, language advising discourse, the discourse of peer review and the development of evaluative capabilities in language learning. He is undertaking doctoral studies to investigate dialogic classroom talk in discipline-specific EAP contexts at the University of York, UK.

Doris Wong is Assistant Lecturer at the Centre for Applied English Studies (CAES), the University of Hong Kong. She received her undergraduate degrees in Education and English Language, and holds an MPhil Degree in Linguistics from the University of Hong Kong. Doris currently teaches the first-year EAP course: Core University English and the English-in-the-Discipline course for undergraduate Business students. She is Deputy Coordinator of the Business programme and is actively involved in developing teaching materials related to academic and business writing. Doris is interested in collaborative learning, learner’s autonomy and teacher’s identity.

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