Coordinating Committee

Chairs

Christy Chan is a Senior Tutor and Bespoke Service Coordinator at the Chan Feng Men-Ling and Chan Shuk-Lin Language Centre, City University of Hong Kong. Her main roles are developing and coordinating self-funded English support for academic departments and university initiatives e.g. scholarship support and coaching student entrepreneurs. She is currently working on two UGC Teaching and Learning grants on mobile writing support for capstone projects and HKCPD Hub. She is a co-author of four book chapters on English across the curriculum and professional development for Hong Kong English teachers. Christy is a reviewer for two regional journals and a subject specialist of HKCAAVQ.

(September 2017 – June 2020)

Stephen Bolton has been at CityU since January 2001, and has also taught in Seoul, Prague, London, Bath and Buenos Aires. His main areas of interest in English teaching are methodology, materials/syllabus development, pedagogical grammar, learner strategies and teacher training. He has led several series of teacher training workshops for his LC colleagues and Hong Kong secondary school teachers. He was a finalist for the CityU Teaching Excellence Award in 2010.

Members

Esther Leung has around 7 years experience related to language education in universities. She received her CELTA training at the University of Texas at Austin in 2015, and has started teaching at CityU since then. She is constantly trying out new ideas to engage with students in the classroom, and would like to explore further into effective and interactive language teaching pedagogy.

James Nicoll has over thirty years’ experience in in English Language Teaching (ELT), mostly in Hong Kong. For many years he worked at The British Council, before moving to the university sector. His experience includes creating, coordinating and delivering English for Academic Purposes (EAP) courses, as well as Professional English courses.

As well as working in tertiary institutes, he has delivered ELT courses for a wide range of Hong Kong companies and the Hong Kong Government.

Recently, James spent six years at a division of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University where he was responsible for managing a variety of different courses. His responsibilities included curriculum development, generating materials, overseeing courses and assessment, as well as teacher training.

He has been an examiner for a number of different local and international exams.

He joined the City University Language Centre in the summer of 2020.

James has particular professional interests in Technology Enhanced Language Learning (TELL), materials development, academic literacy and teacher education.

Tiffany Pang has been teaching in CityU for three years. She is specialized in teaching film studies, business communication and academic writing. Her research interests are gender studies, identity construction and cross-cultural pragmatics.

Jenny Wu has over twenty years of experience in the English Language Teaching profession. She has taught English for Academic Purposes and a variety of English for Specific Purposes courses. In recent years she has also taught University General Education courses such as “Exploring English Cinema” and “Asian Literature in English”.

Her professional interests include: learner strategies, independent learning and Comparative Literature.

From 2013 to 2016 she was a member of the English Language Support Suite team which was tasked with developing and promoting outside-class learning opportunities. She ran workshops for the Writing Development Centre to help students become better writers, and has been providing advising service in the Self Access Centre to support students who want to become autonomous learners.

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