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.