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Research Interests

Global Englishes, English as a lingua franca, language attitudes and identities, language policy, TESOL pedagogies, materials and assessments, bilingual educaiton, phonology and L2 pronunication teaching



Research Projects/Collaborations

General Research Fund (GRF), Research Grants Council (2020-2023), HKSAR
Language attitudes in teaching English and Chinese as a lingua franca: The choice of pedagogical models.

Standing Committee on Language Education and Research (SCOLAR), Research and Development Projects, HKSAR (2018-2021) 
Developing an intelligibility-oriented approach to teaching and assessing English pronunciation in Hong Kong.

Early Career Scheme (ECS), Research Grants Council (2016-2019) 
Developing a lingua franca approach for English language education in Hong Kong.

Insight Development Grant, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) of Canada (2016-2019)
How states promote global English. 

University Seed Funding Programme for Basic Research, The University of Hong Kong (2016-2018)
English language Education in Hong Kong: Tracing the development of the changing ideologies and methodologies in curricula, assessments and textbooks.

Faculty Teaching Development Fund, The University of Hong Kong (2016-2019)
Internationalising the MEd(LAC) Programme – Developing a Blended-Learning Mode.

Dean’s Innovation Fund, The University of Hong Kong (2016-2018)
Leading Asia via the MSc-CLIL (Master of Science in Content and Language Integrated Learning) Programme. 

PhD Supervision

QU, Jiaqi (PhD): Influencing Factors of Freshmen Students' Participation in EMI Classrooms in Hong Kong. (Primary supervisor)

RUDIANTO, Christian (PhD): The Range and The Depth of the Global Spread of English in an Expanding Circle of English User Country: The Case of Indonesia. (Primary supervisor)

CHIBA, MEREU Akiko (EdD): Development of Primary-age Learners’ English Pragmatic Competence Through Readers Theatre: A Functional Approach. (Primary supervisor)

CHOI, Ying An Natalie (PhD): Critical Ethnography of Language Policy, Critical Discourse Analysis, Language Ideology. (Primary supervisor)

LIU, Zirui (PhD candidate): Resisting Standard Language Ideology among Chinese Learners of English - Bridging the Gap Between Theory and Practice. (Primary supervisor)

Membership of Professional Bodies

Hong Kong Assoication for Applied Linguistics


Fellow of HEA

Faculty Outstanding Young Researcher Award

Faculty Early Career Teaching Award

Faculty of Humanities Distinguished Thesis Award

Fawzia Braine Memorial Award for the Best Journal Article Published by a Novice Scholar

Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fellowships for Postgraduate Research Students

Postgraduate Performance Award



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