Jessie is keen on helping students reach their full potential in their English communication skills.  She specializes in teaching business students, and developing modules and organizing competitions on persuasive communication for undergraduate language courses.   Jessie is an experienced coordinator in business communication courses, and was a teacher trainer and assessor for the English Language Proficiency Assessment (ELPA) test at the university.  She was a dedicated member of the Informal Curriculum for Language Learning (iLANG) team and led the English Language Activities unit to arrange a wide range of well-received activities, talks, workshops and programs to stimulate English learning outside the classroom, including sporting events, orienteering competitions, cooking classes, board games nights, intercultural communication workshops, speech crafting and delivery workshops, storytelling and drama workshops, vocabulary workshops, English Chit-chat Corner, and the English Language Buddy Scheme.  She is also experienced in coordinating English communication and leadership development camps, and English immersion camps for local and exchange students, and English training programs for the university’s technical staff.

Qualifications


2008

Master of Arts (English Language Teaching)

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

2004

Postgraduate Diploma in Education (English)

Hong Kong Baptist University

2002

Master of Business Administration (Technology Management)

Deakin University, Australia

1995

Honours Bachelor of Arts (Chartered Accountancy)

University of Waterloo, Canada

Achievements


  • 2019

    Developed course materials for four 1.5-hour lessons in LABU 2040 (Business Case Analyses) to develop Year 2 business students' skills in giving persuasive presentations

  • 2018

    Mentored two Master students in the MAILE (Master of Arts in International Language Education) program during their supervised teaching practicum (Teaching English as a Second Language)

  • 2018

    Developed an ELPA Listening Exam Preparation Workshop to help LANG 1003 students prepare for the ELPA Listening Paper

  • 2018-present

    Coordinated the LABU 2052 (Business Case Analyses II) course since 2018

  • 2017-2018

    Coordinated the annual LANG 2010 (English for Science I) Science in Plain English (SIPE) Contest that showcased the best presenters of scientific concepts

  • 2017

    Developed course materials for six 1.5-hour lessons that culminate into a speaking assessment task in LANG 2010 (English for Science I) to develop Year 2 science students' abilities in presenting complex scientific concepts simply, interestingly, and engagingly to a general audience in 3 minutes.

  • 2017-present

    Coordinated the LABU 2051 (Business Case Analyses I) course since Year 2017

  • 2015-2017

    Conducted training sessions for ELPA (English Language Proficiency Assessment) assessors at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and the Education University of Hong Kong

  • 2016

    Co-coordinated the LABU 2050 (Honors Business Case Analyses) course

  • 2015-2017

    Co-coordinated the LABU 2052 (Business Case Analyses II) course

  • 2014-2016

    Co-coordinated the LABU 2051 (Business Case Analyses I) course

  • 2013-2014

    Coordinated the 3-day CLE Communication and Leadership Development Program as part of Dean of Students Office/ Division of Environment's Global Citizenship Summer Program

  • 2012-2013

    Co-managed iLANG's Activities Team consisting of 4 Language Activity Officers and 2 language instructors to support students' English learning through a wide range of out-of-class activities, events, workshops and programs

  • 2012-2013

    Coordinated the annual 6-week English Conversation Course for the technical staff at the university's Facilities Management Office

  • 2012

    Coordinated the LANG 2028 Language Interplay II course

  • 2011-2012; 2015-2016

    Coordinated the annual LABU Business Case Competition

  • 2011-2012

    Managed iLANG's iAction Team, consisting of Project Managers and Language Activity Officers, to support students' English language learning through a wide range of out-of-class activities, workshops, events, language programs and camps

  • 2011-2012

    Coordinated the Young Executive Training (YET): English Communication Skills Program, a summer English language camp to sharpen students’ essential workplace communication skills (2011: 10-day camp; 2012: 5-day camp)

  • 2011

    Coordinated the Business Elite Skills Training Programme (B.E.S.T.), a 10-day English winter camp to enable cultural exchange and leadership training for 22 students from various Shanghai universities

  • 2010

    Organized two cultural visits to enrich learning in the LANG 208 Language Interplay course (Event 1: "Ethnic Minorities' Life in HK"; Event 2: "South Asians in HK: Challenges, Opportunities and Daily Lives")

  • 2009-2010

    Coordinated CAMPUS WRAP (a 5-day English orientation camp for freshmen) and the English Language Buddy Scheme (a biannual semester-long English immersion program for undergraduate students)

  • 2009

    Appointed as an Organizing Committee and Executive Committee Member of the Language Enhancement Activities Programme (LEAP) Task Force