I joined the Center for Language Education in 2010. In the Center for Language Education, I teach English language skills-based and content-based courses at undergraduate and graduate degree levels. For the past four years, I have been mainly working with business and science undergraduate students. Four summers ago, I began working with postgraduate students. I taught a managerial communication course in the MBA program part-time (2012). In the Fall term (2014), I developed and taught a new course in testing and assessment in the MA in International Language Education program part-time.  In the Spring term (2016), I taught the testing and assessment course for the second time as well as pilot-teaching a new course for research postgraduate students in Business and Social Sciences.  I thoroughly enjoy working with a diverse student body of different levels. At the same time, I am excited about expanding my teaching repertoire. I look forward to the teaching and learning ahead.

I was born and raised in Hong Kong. I have worked as a civil servant, organizational communication consultant, corporate human resources trainer, language teacher, and teacher trainer at various settings in Australia, China, Hong Kong, and the United States. I completed my undergraduate degree in History with a focus on international relations from Hong Kong. Subsequently, I undertook graduate studies on a university scholarship in the United States where I earned two Master’s degrees in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) and Communication-Speech Communication. After completing the studies, I returned to Hong Kong and began a language teaching career in the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and the Chinese University of Hong Kong before undertaking full-time doctoral study on Monash Graduate Scholarship (MGS) in Australia. My completed PhD research in 2005 was in psychology where I investigated the relationship between humour appreciation, sense of humour, personality, and psychological wellbeing among adults across cultures.

Qualifications


BA (History)

Hong Kong Baptist University

Cert (Teaching Putonghua)

Hong Kong University

Cert (TESL)

University of Central Missouri

MA (TESL)

University of Central Missouri

MA (Communication)

University of Central Missouri

PhD (Psychology)

Monash University