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Dr CHAN, Jim Y.H.

Personal Particulars

Dr CHAN, Jim Y.H.

陳以謙

B.Sc., PGDE, MAELS, MAELT, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Division of English Language Education

Tel: (852) 3917 6107

Location: Room 653, Meng Wah Complex

Areas of Expertise:

World Englishes (WE), English as a lingua franca (ELF), Language attitudes and identity, Bilingual education, Phonology, ELT materials design

Awards

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 

Projects

Developing an intelligibility-oriented approach to teaching and assessing English pronunciation in Hong Kong. Principal investigator, Standing Committee on Language Education and Research (SCOLAR) Research and Development Projects (2018-2020).

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

How states promote global English. Collaborator, SSHRC of Canada, Insight Development Grant (2016-2019).

English language Education in Hong Kong: Tracing the development of the changing ideologies and methodologies in curricula, assessments and textbooks. Principal investigator, HKU Seed Funding Research (2016-2018).

Publications

Chan, J. Y. H. (in press). Attitudes and identities in learning English and Chinese as a lingua franca: A bilingual learners’ perspective. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development.

Chan, J. Y. H. (in press). Gender and attitudes towards English varieties: Implications for teaching English as a global language. System.

Chan, J. Y. H. (in press). The choice of English pronunciation goals: different views, experiences and concerns of students, teachers and professionals. Asian Englishes.

Chan, J. Y. H. (in press). Contexts, problems and solutions in international communication: Insights for teaching English as a lingua franca. Journal of Asia TEFL.

Chan, J. Y. H. (in press). Contextualising teaching English as a local/global language: A bottom-up sociolinguistic investigation. In F. Fang, & H. P. Widodo (Eds), Critical Perspectives of Global Englishes in Asia: Language Policy and Curriculum, Pedagogy, and Assessment. Multilingual Matters.

Chan, J. Y. H. (2018). Attitudes and identities in learning English and Chinese as a lingua franca: A bilingual learners’ perspective. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development. doi: 10.1080/01434632.2018.1438446

Chan, J. Y. H. (2017). Stakeholders’ Perceptions of Language Variation, English Language Teaching and Language Use: The Case of Hong Kong. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 38 (1), 2-18.

Chan, J. Y. H. (2016). Contextualising a pedagogical model in English-language education: The case of Hong Kong. World Englishes. doi: 10.1111/weng.12184

Chan, J. Y. H. (2016). The Fine-tuning medium-of-instruction policy in Hong Kong: A case study of the changing school-based test papers in science subjects. Education Journal, 44(1), 159-193.

Chan, Jim. Y. H. (2016). A multi-perspective investigation of attitudes towards English accents in Hong Kong: Implications for pronunciation teaching. TESOL Quarterly, 50 (2), 285–313.

Chan, J. Y. H. (2014). Fine-tuning language policy in Hong Kong education: Stakeholders’ perceptions, practices and challenges. Language and Education, 28(5), 459-476.

Chan, J. Y. H. (2014). Exposure to accents and pronunciation modelling: A case study of a secondary school in Hong Kong. The International Journal of Applied Linguistics, 24(3), 390–415.

Chan, J. Y. H. (2014). An evaluation of the pronunciation target in Hong Kong’s ELT curriculum and materials: Influences from WE and ELF? Journal of English as a Lingua Franca, 3(1), 143-168.

Chan, J. Y. H. (2013). A week in the life of a ‘finely tuned’ secondary school in Hong Kong. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 34(5), 411-430.

Chan, J. Y. H. (2013). Contextual variation and Hong Kong English. World Englishes, 32(1), 54-74.

Chan, J. Y. H. (2013). The role of situational authenticity in English language textbooks. RELC Journal, 44(3), 303-317.

Chan, J. Y. H. (2013). Towards a lingua franca pedagogical model in the Hong Kong classroom: A sociolinguistic enquiry. Asian EFL Journal, 15(3), 183-216.

Chan, J. Y. H., & Evans, S. (2011). Choosing an appropriate pronunciation model for the ELT classroom: A Hong Kong perspective. Journal of Asia TEFL, 8(4), 1-24.

Professional Community Services

Treasurer & executive member, Hong Kong Association of Applied Linguistics (HKAAL)

Reviewer for TESOL Quarterly, Language Policy, Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, International Journal of Applied Linguistics, System, Language Awareness, Journal of Further and Higher Education, Education Journal, The Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, Linguistics and the Human Sciences

Others

CONFERENCE PAPERS & PRESENTATIONS

Chan, J. Y. H. (2018). Bridging the gap between L2 learners’ use of communicative strategies and ELF: a pedagogical framework. Presentation at the 11th International Conference of English as a Lingua Franca, King’s College London, Britain, 4-7 July.

Chan, J. Y. H. (2018). Four decades of English language education in Hong Kong: the evolving teaching methods and designs in curricula, textbooks and assessments. Presentation at the 16th Asia TEFL International Conference, Macau, China, 27-29 June.

Chan, W. S. and Chan, J. Y. H. (2018). A corpus-based study of discourse markers in secondary student talk. Presentation at 2018 International Conference on English Teaching and Learning, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan, 18-19 May.

Chan, J. Y. H. (2017). A native-speaker or localised English pronunciation goal? Different views, experiences and concerns by students, teachers and the professionals in Hong Kong. The 2017 IAWE Conference. Syracuse University. 30 June -2 June.

Chan, J. Y. H. (2017). A native-speaker or localised English pronunciation goal? Different views, experiences and concerns by students, teachers and the professionals in Hong Kong. The 26th MELTA International Conference. 28 August - 30 August.

Chan, J. Y. H. and Chan, W. S. (2017). Exploring L2 learners’ use of communicative strategies: An English as a lingua franca (ELF) perspective. The 1st International Conference on Corpus Analysis in Academic Discourse. Universitat Politècnica de València. 22-24 November.

Chan, J. Y. H. (2016). Perceptions and experiences of ELF among students, teachers and professionals in Hong Kong: Implications for English language teaching. Presentation at the Ninth International Conference of English as a Lingua Franca. University of Lleida. 26-29 June, 2016.

Chan, J. Y. H. (2015). Sounding like a native speaker of English in international communication – does it matter? The implications of accent variation for careers. The University of Science and Technology. 29 April 2015.

Chan, J. Y. H. (2014). Contextualising a pedagogical model in English-language education: The case of Hong Kong. Presentation in research seminar, Faculty of Education. The University of Hong Kong. 12 December, 2014.

Chan, J. Y. H. (2013). An evaluation of the globalised ELT curriculum and materials in Hong Kong. Paper at the 19th Conference of the International Association for World Englishes (IAWE). Arizona State University. 16-18 November, 2013.

Chan, J. Y. H. (2013). Herry Widdowson’s Doctoral Workshop. Presentation at the Sixth International Conference of English as a Lingua Franca. Roma Tre University. 4-7 September, 2013.

Chan, J. Y. H. (2013). Accent acceptability in Hong Kong: Implications for designing ELF language awareness activities. Paper at the Sixth International Conference of English as a Lingua Franca. Roma Tre University. 4-7 September, 2013.

Chan, J. Y. H. (2013). Contextual variation and Hong Kong English. Paper at the Hong Kong Association of Applied Linguistics (HAAL) Awardees’ Night. The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. 3 June, 2013.

Chan, J. Y. H. (2013). How is authenticity constructed in localised secondary ELT textbooks? Paper at the Fourth PolySystemic Language & Educational Symposium. The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. 30 May, 2013.

Chan, J. Y. H. (2012). Which pronunciation model in the local secondary classroom? An ethnographic case study of the fine-tuning MOI policy in Hong Kong. Paper at the 18th Conference of the International Association for World Englishes (IAWE). City University of Hong Kong and Sun Yat-sen University. 6-9 December, 2012.

Wong, C., & Chan, J. Y. H. (2012). How ‘fine’ is fine-tuning of Medium of Instruction (MOI) policy in local schools? Paper at the Linguistic Society of Hong Kong - Annual Research Forum (LSHK-ARF). The Hong Kong Institute of Education. 1 December, 2012.

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