Leader and Co-leaders

Leader and Co-leaders

Hong Kong Continuing Professional Development Hub (HKCPD Hub) for University English Teachers is a 3-year University Grants Committee (UGC) funded project led by The University of Hong Kong with four collaborating universities, City University of Hong Kong, The Education University of Hong Kong, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

The University of Hong Kong

City University of Hong Kong

The Education University of Hong Kong

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

The Hong Kong University of
Science and Technology

HKCPD Hub is a 3-year University Grants Committee (UGC) funded project led by the University of Hong Kong with four collaborating universities, City University of Hong Kong, the Education University of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

The University of Hong Kong

City University of Hong Kong

The Education University of Hong Kong

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

The Hong Kong University of
Science and Technology

  • Dr. Lillian Wong
    Dr. Lillian Wong Leader

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 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 currently Chair-Elect and will be 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 and ESP. Her latest publications were on curriculum innovation and English Language Education, EAP and ESP.

  • Mr. Stephen Bolton
    Mr. Stephen Bolton Co-leader

Mr Stephen Bolton has a Post-Graduate Certificate in Teaching English for Academic Certificate and an RSA/Cambridge DELTA. He is the Manager (English for Academic Purposes) at the English Language Centre, City University of Hong Kong. He has given a number of conference presentations at local and international conferences, on topics including curriculum development, teaching EAP to novice undergraduates and the use of technology in EAP classrooms. He was the primary author of the EDB’s Resource pack for the NSS elective, “Learning English through Drama” and the co-author of two Longman textbooks focussing on the same course.

  • Ms Christy Chan
    Ms Christy Chan Co-leader

Ms Christy Chan is Senior Tutor and English Language Support Services Manager at the English Language Centre of City University of Hong Kong. She holds a Masters of Letters in Applied Linguistics from Australian National University and Masters of Arts in English from University of Sydney after completing first degree at University of Hong Kong. She has been co-ordinating self-funded English services for academic departments and coaching CityU applicants for eminent scholarships and student entrepreneurs for pitching events. She has been presenting papers on science dissertation writing and entrepreneurship education in local and international conferences. She has completed three TDG, T&L and UGC grants on curriculum development, entrepreneurship education and English across the curriculum. Christy is a reviewer for two regional journals and English subject specialist for HKCAAVQ.

  • Ms Blanche Chu
    Ms Blanche Chu Co-leader

Ms Blanche Chu is Senior Lecturer and Associate Head of the Centre for Language in Education at the Education University of Hong Kong. She holds a Master’s degree in English literary studies from Chinese University of Hong Kong. She has given a number of presentations at international conferences on topics related to EAP curriculum design for undergraduates and the teaching of English Literature and language arts in the local curriculum. She was the author of two Longman textbooks on the NSS elective “Learning English through Popular Culture”. At 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.

  • Mr. Adam Forrester
    Mr. Adam Forrester Co-leader

Mr Adam Forrester holds a MA in the Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and is a Senior Teaching Fellow and Associate Director in the English Language Centre of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. His duties include chairing the Centre’s Staff Development Committee being in charge of quality assurance for the Centre’s subjects. He is also the Project Leader of the ELC’s MOOC, English@Work in Asia. This HK$1.1 million project started in November 2014 with the MOOC’s first successful run in October 2015 and was followed by subsequent runs each year. His professional interests include investigating how technology can be used to improve both teaching and learning.

  • Dr. Nigel Huckstep
    Dr. Nigel Huckstep Co-leader

Dr Nigel Huckstep is Associate Director of the Center for Language Education (CLE) at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). He holds a PhD in applied linguistics and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Language Teaching) from the University of East Anglia, UK. He teaches EAP and ESP to undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as teaching on the HKUST MA in International Language Education. He is chair of the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) committee at the CLE and has presented papers on curriculum development at local and regional conferences. Nigel has been active in promoting Technology Enhanced Language Learning in the CLE and has written a large scale writing course in a blended environment for first year undergraduates at HKUST.

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