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Dr TAI, Kevin W. H.

Dr TAI, Kevin W. H.

戴維軒

Professor Kevin W. H. Tai
Assistant Professor of English Language Education

Honorary Research Fellow, IOE, UCL’s Faculty of Education and Society, University College London
Associate Editor, The Language Learning Journal (Routledge)
Assistant Editor, International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism (Routledge)

Assistant Professor

Academic Unit of Teacher Education and Learning Leadership


Qualification

BA (Hons) in English Language and Literature (First Class Honours and Top of the Cohort), Newcastle University, UK
MSc in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition, University of Oxford
PhD in Applied Linguistics (Pass without Corrections), University College London (UCL)
Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA), Cambridge Assessment English
Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA), UK
Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA), Advanced HE, UK

Email

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Phone

(852) 3917 6107

Location

Room 653, Meng Wah Complex

Areas
  • Translanguaging Practices
  • Conversation Analysis for Second Language Acquisition
  • Classroom Discourse
  • Multilingual Education
  • Language Policy and Medium of Instruction Policy
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Educational and Applied Linguistics

Research Expertise

  • Bilingualism and Multilingualism
  • English Language Education
  • Research Methods and Methodologies
  • Literacies and Languages
  • Educational Policy

Prospective PhD/ EdD/ MPhil Applications

I am available to supervise PhD/MPhil students and would welcome enquiries for supervision.

Professor Kevin W. H. Tai is Assistant Professor of English Language Education at the Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong and Honorary Research Fellow at IOE, UCL's Faculty of Education and Society in University College London (UCL). Additionally, Professor Kevin Tai is Associate Editor of The Language Learning Journal (ESCI-listed Journal; Routledge) and Assistant Editor of the International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism (SSCI-listed Journal; Routledge). Professor Kevin Tai has a PhD in Applied Linguistics from UCL and his doctoral research was fully funded by the UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). He completed his doctoral coursework in Educational Research at the University of Cambridge, where he was Hughes Hall Hong Kong Alumni Scholar. He holds an MSc degree in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition with Distinction in Dissertation from the University of Oxford and a BA (Hons) degree in English Language and Literature with First Class Honours (top of the cohort) from Newcastle University, UK. Professor Tai is CELTA-qualified and his research interests include: language education policy, classroom discourse, translanguaging in multilingual contexts and qualitative research methods (particularly Multimodal Conversation Analysis, Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis and Linguistic Ethnography). His research has appeared in international peer-reviewed journals, including Classroom Discourse, Language and Education, Linguistics and Education, System, Applied Linguistics, International Journal of Science Education, Language Teaching Research, Applied Linguistics Review, Research in Science Education, and International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism. Professor Tai is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA) and an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA). 

 

Academic Background 

  • BA (Hons) in English Language and Literature (First Class Honours and ranked 1st in the cohort), Newcastle University, UK 
  • MSc in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition (Distinction in Dissertation), University of Oxford, UK
  • PhD (Coursework) in Second Language Education, University of Cambridge, UK
  • PhD in Applied Linguistics (Pass without Corrections), University College London, UK [Principal Supervisor: Professor Li Wei; Internal and External Examiners: Professor Steve Walsh and Professor John Gray].
  • Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA), Cambridge Assessment English
  • Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (DELTA) Module One, Cambridge Assessment English

 

Editorial Positions

  • Associate Editor, The Language Learning Journal (Routledge, ESCI-listed Journal)
  • Assistant Editor, International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism (Routledge, SSCI-listed Journal) 

 

Teaching Summary

To this point in his career, Professor Kevin Tai has had the opportunity to teach a diverse group of students in a wide range of educational contexts: adult English to Speakers of Other Languages students (a community centre in the United Kingdom), junior and senior secondary students (a Hong Kong English Medium Instruction school), primary students (a Hong Kong international school), undergraduates (English Language Education and Linguistics majors) and postgraduates (MA in English Language Studies and PhD/EdD in Education). Professor Tai was awarded the status of Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA) in 2021 for recognising his teaching and learning support activity in higher education. 

 

Undergraduate and Postgraduate Teaching
Undergraduate Course

  • School of Arts and Social Sciences, Hong Kong Metropolitan University
  1. Teaching Assistant for LANGA339F Pragmatics (Undergraduate course for students pursuing BEd (Hons) in English Language Teaching, Bachelor of English Language Studies (with Honours) and BA (Hons) in Language Studies and Translation)

Postgraduate Courses

  • Department of English and Communication, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  1. MA Subject Coordinator and Lecturer for ENGL542 Language Development and Use (Postgraduate taught course for students pursuing an MA in English Language Studies or an MA in English Language Arts)
  • IOE, UCL’s Faculty of Education and Society, University College London
  1. Course Tutor for IOE MPhil/PhD Core Course 
  2. Course Tutor for Qualitative Data Analysis: An Overview (Research Method Course for PhD/EdD students)
  • Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong
  1. Course Coordinator and Lecturer for MAES7109 Intercultural Communication (Postgraduate taught course for students pursuing an MA in TESOL)
  2. Course Coordinator and Lecturer for MEDD8845 Principles and Practice: Bridging Pedagogy in Content and Language Integrated Learning (Postgraduate taught course for students pursuing an MEd in Content and Language Integrated Learning) 
  3. Specialism Teacher for MEDD8001 Educational Issues and Research (Tutorials for MEd Content and Language Integrated Learning students)

Postgraduate Supervision
At present, Professor Kevin Tai is supervising three postgraduate research students:

  1. Rachel Zuhui Chen, PhD Student (as Co-Supervisor, with Professor Steve Walsh), “Chinese high school teachers’ classroom interactional competence in synchronous online lessons—A CL/CA approach”
  2. Renxiang Tian, PhD Student (as Co-Supervisor, with Assistant Professor Nutsa Kobakhidze), “Reshaping the ecosystem of education: An ethnographic study of teachers’, students’ and parents’ experience after China’s Double Reduction Policy”
  3. Xiaochen Yu, EdD Student (as Co-Supervisor, with Assistant Professor George Lianjiang Jiang), “Effectiveness of digital multimodal composing on Chinese EFL learners’ collaborative learning and academic writing: A quasi-experimental study”

Professor Tai welcomes informal enquiries from prospective doctoral students interested in any of the primary research areas outlined above and is typically able to take on one (or occasionally two) new doctoral student(s) each year. Prospective students should aim to contact Prof. Kevin Tai with a CV and draft proposal in the autumn term (September-November) before the intended start date. Additional information for applicants (including deadlines for funding) can be found here. Due to the high number of applications received, prospective students are strongly advised to apply in advance of the funding deadline (typically early December).

 

Awards, Honours and Funding

  • Honorary Research Fellow, IOE, University College London
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA), The Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, United Kingdom 
  • Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA), Advanced HE, United Kingdom
  • Alumni Mentor, St Cross College, University of Oxford
  • Visiting Colleague, Department of Second Language Studies, University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • Finalist of the Old Cranbrookian (OC) of the Year Award, Cranbrook School, Australia
  • Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) +3 Doctoral Award, ESRC UCL, Bloomsbury and East London (UBEL) Doctoral Training Partnership (Grant Reference: ES/P000592/1) (Approximately GBP £72,860; tuition fees and living stipends)
  • ESRC Research Training Support Grant, ESRC UCL, Bloomsbury and East London Doctoral Training Partnership (GBP £2250)
  • ESRC Overseas Institutional Visit Grant, ESRC UCL, Bloomsbury and East London Doctoral Training Partnership (GBP £2810)
  • ESRC Overseas Fieldwork Grant, ESRC UCL, Bloomsbury and East London Doctoral Training Partnership (GBP £2560)
  • Full Conference Scholarship for Attending the 55th RELC International Conference, University College London (SGD $107)
  • Learning Opportunity Fund, University College London (GBP £250)
  • Edwin Leong Travel Grant, Hughes Hall, University of Cambridge (GBP £250)
  • Hong Kong Alumni Scholarship, Hughes Hall, University of Cambridge (GBP £2500)
  • Travel Bursary, Warwick ESRC Doctoral Training Centre, The University of Warwick (GBP £40.90)
  • MSc Student Research Grant, Department of Education, University of Oxford (GBP £100)
  • Travel and Research Fund, St Cross College, University of Oxford (GBP £150)
  • Barbara Strang Best Performance in Language and Linguistics, Newcastle University (GBP £150)
  • Barbara Strang Runner-up Best Dissertation in Language and Linguistics, Newcastle University (GBP £100)
  • University Research Scholarship, Newcastle University (GBP £1200)
     

  1. “Constructing a Translanguaging Space for Supporting Hong Kong Ethnic Minority Students in Managing Second Language Classroom Anxiety: A Pilot Study of English as a Second Language Classrooms”, Principal Investigator, Faculty Research Fund (HKD $60,000), Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong (September 2022 - Present)

  2. "Translanguaging in Hong Kong English Medium Instruction Classrooms: A Linguistic Ethnographic Study of Classroom Interaction and Teachers' Reflection", Principal Investigator, +3 ESRC Doctoral Award, ESRC Overseas Fieldwork Grant, ESRC Overseas Institutional Visit Grant and ESRC Research Training Support Grant (approx. £80,480), Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) (September 2019 - July 2021)
  3. "Literacy Education for Immigrant Adults: Materials and Teacher Training", Principal Investigator, University Research Scholarship (£1,200), Newcastle University (2016)

Publications (* indicates Corresponding Author)

 

Book
Tai, K. W. H. Forthcoming, Under Contract. Combining Multimodal Conversation Analysis and Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis: A Methodological Framework for Researching Translanguaging in Multilingual Classrooms. London: Routledge. 
 

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Tai, K. W. H. Accepted, Forthcoming. ‘A Translanguaging Perspective on Teacher Contingency in Hong Kong English Medium Instruction History Classrooms’. Applied Linguistics. (SSCI-indexed Journal) [Open Access]

 

Tai, K. W. H.* and Zhao, V. Y. 2022. ‘Success Factors for English as a Second Language University Students’ Attainment in Academic English Language Proficiency: Exploring the Roles of Secondary School Medium-of-Instruction, Motivation and Language Learning Strategies’. Applied Linguistics Review. Epub ahead of Print. DOI: 10.1515/applirev-2022-0049 (SSCI-indexed Journal) [Open Access]

 

Bui, G. and Tai, K. W. H. Accepted, Forthcoming. ‘Revisiting Task-based Language Teaching in the GBA: Insights from Translanguaging’. Asian Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education. (Invitation to Special Issue – ‘Rethinking Language Policy and Planning in the Greater Bay Area of China: Insights from Translanguaging theory’). (ESCI-indexed Journal) [Open Access]

 

Tai, K. W. H. 2022. ‘Translanguaging as Inclusive Pedagogical Practices in English Medium Instruction Science and Mathematics Classrooms for Linguistically and Culturally Diverse Students’. Research in Science Education 52 (3): 975 - 1012. DOI: 10.1007/s11165-021-10018-6 (Invitation to Special Issue – ‘Multiple Representations and Social Semiotics’) (SSCI-indexed Journal) [Open Access]

 

Ho, W. Y. J. and Tai, K. W. H. 2021. ‘Translanguaging in Digital Learning: The Making of Translanguaging Spaces in Online English Teaching Videos’. International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism. Epub ahead of Print. DOI: 10.1080/13670050.2021.2001427 (Invitation to Special Issue – ‘Trans(language)ing in Language Education: Meaning-Making past the Traditional Boundaries of Language(s)’) (SSCI-indexed Journal)

 

Cheung, K. K. C. and Tai, K. W. H. 2021. ‘The Use of Intercoder Reliability in Qualitative Interview Data Analysis in Science Education’. Research in Science and Technological Education. Epub ahead of Print. DOI: 10.1080/02635143.2021.1993179 (SSCI-indexed Journal) [Open Access]

 

Tai, K. W. H.* and Li, Wei. 2021. ‘The Affordances of iPad for Constructing a Technology-Mediated Space in Hong Kong English Medium Instruction Secondary Classrooms: A Translanguaging View’. Language Teaching Research. Epub ahead of Print. DOI: 10.1177/13621688211027851 (SSCI-indexed Journal) [Open Access]

 

Tai, K. W. H.* and Li, Wei. 2021. ‘Constructing Playful Talk through Translanguaging in the English Medium Instruction Mathematics Classrooms’. Applied Linguistics 42 (4): 607-640. DOI: 10.1093/applin/amaa043 (SSCI-indexed Journal) [Open Access]

 

Pun, J. and Tai, K. W. H.* 2021. ‘Doing Science through Translanguaging: A Study of Translanguaging Practices in Secondary English as a Medium of Instruction Science Laboratory Sessions’. International Journal of Science Education 43 (7): 1112-1139. DOI: 10.1080/09500693.2021.1902015 (SSCI-indexed Journal)

 

Tai, K. W. H.* and Li, Wei. 2021. ‘Co-Learning in Hong Kong English Medium Instruction Mathematics Secondary Classrooms: A Translanguaging Perspective’. Language and Education 35 (3): 241-267. DOI: 10.1080/09500782.2020.1837860 (SSCI-indexed Journal)

 

Tai, K. W. H.* and Li, Wei. 2020. ‘Bringing the Outside In: Connecting Students’ Out-of-School Knowledge and Experience through Translanguaging in Hong Kong English Medium Instruction Mathematics Classes’. System 95: 1-32. DOI: 10.1016/j.system.2020.102364 (SSCI-indexed Journal)

 

Ho, W. Y. J. and Tai, K. W. H. 2020. ‘Doing Expertise Multilingually and Multimodally in Online English Teaching Videos’. System 94: 1-12. DOI: 10.1016/j.system.2020.102340 (SSCI-indexed Journal)

 

Tai, K. W. H.* and Khabbazbashi, N. 2019. ‘Vocabulary Explanations in Beginning-level Adult ESOL Classroom Interactions: A Conversation Analysis Perspective’. Linguistics and Education 52: 61-77. DOI: 10.1016/j.linged.2019.06.006 (SSCI-indexed Journal)

 

Tai, K. W. H.* and Khabbazbashi, N. 2019. ‘The Mediation and Organisation of Gestures in Vocabulary Instructions: A Microgenetic Analysis of Interactions in a Beginning-level Adult ESOL Classroom’. Language and Education 33 (5): 445-468. DOI: 10.1080/09500782.2019.1596122 (SSCI-indexed Journal)

 

Tai, K. W. H.* and Brandt, A. 2018. ‘Creating an Imaginary Context: Teacher’s Use of Embodied Enactments in Addressing a Learner’s Initiatives in a Beginner-Level Adult ESOL Classroom’. Classroom Discourse 9 (3): 244-266. DOI: 10.1080/19463014.2018.1496345. (ESCI-indexed Journal)

 

Tai, K. W. H.* and Poon, B. L. M. 2016. ‘A Conversation Analysis of Teacher's Feedback and Students' Uptake in an Intermediate English as a Second Language Classroom at INTO Newcastle University’. Annual Review of Education, Communication and Language Sciences (ARECLS) 13: 15-43. (EBSCO-indexed Journal)

 

Encyclopaedia
Tai, K. W. H. Submitted. ‘Translanguaging in Multilingual Education’. The Encyclopaedia of Applied Linguistics. (Invitation to contribute an Article by the Editors).

 

Book Chapter
Tai, K. W. H. 2021. ‘Researching Translanguaging in EMI Classrooms’. In J. Pun and S. Curle (eds.) Research Methods for English Medium Instruction. London: Routledge. 119-132. DOI: 10.4324/9781003025115-9 

 

Newsletter
Tai, K. W. H. 2021. ‘Publishing During Your Doctoral Studies’. The AAAL Graduate Student Council Newsletter 6 (1): 16-18. https://www.aaal-gsc.org/newsletter-fall-2021 

 

Theses
Tai, K. W. H. 2021. Translanguaging in Hong Kong English Medium Instruction Classrooms: An Ethnomethodologically Informed Study of Classroom Interaction and Teachers’ Reflection. PhD Thesis, University College London, U.K. 

 

Tai, K. W. H. 2018. Vocabulary Explanations and Second Language Development in Adult Beginner-Level ESOL Classroom Interaction: A Conversation Analysis Perspective. MSc Dissertation. University of Oxford, U.K. 

 

Tai, K. W. H. 2017. A Conversation Analysis of Learner-Initiated Responses in a Beginning-Level English as a Second Language Classroom for Adults. BA Honours Dissertation. Newcastle University, U.K. 

 

Conference Presentations and Posters
Tai, K. W. H. 2021, May. Playful Talk through Translanguaging in the English Medium Instruction Classrooms in Hong Kong: A Sociolinguistic Ethnography. Paper presented at the e-Sociolinguistics Symposium 23 in Hong Kong.

 

Tai, K. W. H. 2021, February. Connecting Students’ Out-of-School Knowledge and Experience through Translanguaging in Hong Kong EMI Classes. Paper presented at the 2021 Conference of the American Association of Applied Linguistics (AAAL), Invited Colloquium: “Translanguaging as multisensory and multimodal: Transcending linguistic and non-linguistic divide for complex knowledge-construction”.

 

Tai, K. W. H. 2020, November. Translanguaging Practices in a Linguistically Diverse English Medium Instruction Mathematics Secondary Classroom in Hong Kong. Data presented at Multimodal-Analysis Research Group (MARG). Data Session, Newcastle University, U.K. 

 

Tai, K. W. H. 2020, October. Translanguaging in a Hong Kong EMI Mathematics Secondary Classroom. Conversation Analysis Data Session, University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA. 

 

Tai, K. W. H. 2020, February. Translanguaging Practices in EMI classes in Hong Kong. EMI Doctorial Webinar, Teaching English & Teaching in English in Global Contexts. Available at here.

 

Chan, D., Tai, K. W. H., and Naroden, A. 2019, June. Do Cantonese-English bilinguals construe motion events differently from monolingual controls? Language production data from an eye-tracking study. Poster presented at The 12th International Symposium on Bilingualism (ISB12) in Canada. 

 

Tai, K. W. H. 2019, June. Embodied Enactment as a Form of Translanguaging: A Conversation Analysis of Beginning-level Adult ESOL Classroom Interactions. Paper presented at the 16th International Pragmatics Conference (IPrA) in Hong Kong. 

 

Tai, K. W. H. 2018, May. Vocabulary Explanations in Adult Beginner-Level ESOL Classroom Interaction: A Conversation Analysis Perspective. Paper presented at Kaleidoscope Conference 2018, The Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge.

 

Tai, K. W. H. 2018, May. Explaining Vocabulary in an Adult ESOL Classroom in the United States. Data presented at Multimodal-Analysis Research Group (MARG). Data Session, Newcastle University, U.K.

 

Tai, K. W. H. 2018, February. Vocabulary Explanations in Adults’ Beginner-Level ESOL Classrooms. Data presented at Multimodal-Analysis Research Group (MARG). Data Session, Newcastle University, U.K. 

 

Tai, K. W. H. 2018, January. Creating an Imaginary Context: Teacher’s Use of Embodied Enactments in Addressing Learner Initiatives in a Beginner-Level Adult ESOL Classroom. Paper presented at Oxford University Hong Kong Scholars Association: Research Symposium 2018, University of Oxford. Available at here.

 

Tai, K. W. H. 2017, October. Teacher's Feedback and Students' Uptake in an Intermediate English as a Second Language Classroom at a British University: A Conversation-Analytic Study. Paper presented at Oxford Educational Cloud Conference, University of Oxford. Available at here

 

Tai, K. W. H. 2017, February. Beginner-level ESOL Classroom Interaction in USA. Data presented at Multimodal-Analysis Research Group (MARG). Data Session, Newcastle University, U.K. 

 

Tai, K. W. H. 2016, November. Literacy Education for Immigrant Adults: Materials and Teacher Training. Poster presented at Newcastle University Research Scholarships 2016 Presentation Evening, Newcastle upon Tyne, U.K.

 

Naroden, A., Tai, K. W. H.*, Chan, H. L. 2016, August. Linguistic Relativity Effects on Eye Gaze and Tense and Aspect Production in Cantonese and American English L1 and L2 Speakers. Poster presented at The Chinese University of Hong Kong Summer Undergraduate Research End-of-Programme Poster Presentation, Hong Kong.

Editorial Positions 

  • Associate Editor, The Language Learning Journal (Routledge, ESCI-listed Journal)
  • Assistant Editor, International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism (Routledge, SSCI-listed Journal) 

 

Peer Reviewer for Conference Proposals

  • Strand Coordinator of the Analysis of Discourse and Interaction Strand, 2023 Conference of the American Association of Applied Linguistics (AAAL)

 

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow, Royal Society of Arts, UK (2021-Present)
  • Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Advanced HE, UK (2021-Present)
  • Ordinary Member, Senior Common Room, The University of Hong Kong (2022-Present)
  • Alumni Mentor and Alumni Member, St Cross College, University of Oxford (2017-Present)
  • Member, American Association of Applied Linguistics (2022-Present)
  • Member, East-West Center Association, Hawaii (2021-Present)
  • Member, The Oxford and Cambridge Hong Kong Society (2018-Present)
  • Life Member, The Oxford Union (2017-Present)
  • Alumni Member, Hughes Hall, University of Cambridge (2018-Present)
  • Alumni Member, Goodenough College (2019-Present)

Invited Peer Reviewer
Professor Kevin Tai has acted as a reviewer for submissions to the following publisher and international journals:

 

  • Routledge (Publisher for Linguistics)
  • Applied Linguistics (SSCI-listed Journal)
  • The Modern Language Journal (SSCI-listed Journal) 
  • International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism (SSCI-listed Journal)
  • TESOL Quarterly (SSCI-listed Journal)
  • System (SSCI-listed Journal)
  • Language and Education (SSCI-listed Journal)
  • Linguistics and Education (SSCI-listed Journal)
  • Applied Linguistics Review (SSCI-listed Journal)
  • Text and Talk (SSCI-listed Journal)
  • Journal of English for Academic Purposes (SSCI-listed Journal)
  • RELC Journal (SSCI-listed Journal)
  • Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching (SSCI-listed Journal)
  • Classroom Discourse (ESCI-listed Journal)
  • The Language Learning Journal (ESCI-listed Journal)
  • Asian Englishes (ESCI-listed Journal)
  • European Journal of Applied Linguistics (ESCI-listed Journal)
  • TESOL Journal (ESCI-listed Journal)
  •  Asian Journal of English Language Teaching
     

 

Invited Keynotes / Talks

Keynote Speaker, International Conference on Applied Linguistics and Language Education 2022, University of Economics Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam (21st of Oct 2022)
  • Being invited to deliver a keynote speech on the following topic: “Translanguaging: Transforming Language, Multilingualism and English Medium Instruction Education”
Guest Speaker, Edvantage Institute Australia (EIA), Australia (31st of May 2022)
  • Being invited to deliver a workshop to English Medium Instruction teachers in the Chinese context: “Translanguaging in Hong Kong English Medium Instruction (EMI) Secondary Classrooms”
Guest Speaker, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge (31st of March 2022)
  • Being invited to deliver a seminar to MPhil and PhD students at Cambridge on the following topic: “Abstract Writing and Peer Review Process”
Guest Speaker, Moray House School of Education, The University of Edinburgh, UK (28th of March 2022)
  • Being invited to deliver a research seminar to the faculty members on the following topic: “Constructing Playful Talk through Translanguaging in the English Medium Instruction Mathematics Classrooms”
Guest Speaker, Department of Linguistics, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia (7th of March 2022)
  • Being invited to deliver a research seminar to the faculty members on the following topic: “Multimodal Conversation Analysis and Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis: Analysing Translanguaging in Hong Kong English Medium Instruction Secondary Classrooms”
Guest Speaker, IOE Doctoral Community, UCL Centre for Doctoral Education, University College London, UK (28th of Feb 2022)
  • Being invited to deliver a seminar to PhD/EdD students on the following topic: “Publishing in international peer-reviewed Journals during PhD Studies” 

Guest Speaker, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, Faculty of Education, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (24th of Feb 2022)

  • Being invited to deliver a research seminar to the faculty members on the following topic: “Multimodal Conversation Analysis and Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis: Analysing Translanguaging in Hong Kong English Medium Instruction Secondary Classrooms”

Guest Speaker, Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong (21st of Feb 2022)

  • Being invited to deliver a research seminar to the faculty members on the following topic: “Multimodal Conversation Analysis and Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis: Analysing Translanguaging in Hong Kong English Medium Instruction Secondary Classrooms

Guest Speaker, EduKeeners Society, University College London, UK (20th of Feb 2022)

  • Being invited to deliver a seminar to undergraduate students on the following topic: “Translanguaging: Transforming Language, Multilingualism and Second Language Education”.

Guest Speaker, UCL CA Research Seminar, UCL Conversation Analysis PhD Network, University College London, UK (15th of Feb 2022)

  • Being invited to deliver a seminar to faculty members and PhD students on the following topic: “Researching Translanguaging in English Medium Instruction Classrooms: Combining Multimodal Conversation Analysis with Inoperative Phenomenological Analysis 

Guest Lecturer, Division of Humanities, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
MILE5107 Introduction to Research Methods in Language Education (Course Coordinator: Dr. James Simpson) (1st of Nov 2021)

  • Master’s level Course (Guest Lecture on “Multimodal Conversation Analysis and Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis: Qualitative Research Methods for Analysing Translanguaging”)

Guest Speaker, Department of Culture, Communication and Media, IOE, UCL’s Faculty of Education and Society, University College London, UK (19th of Oct 2021)

  • Being invited to deliver a seminar at the Discourse, Society and Culture CCM Seminar on the following topic: “Classroom Interactions in Hong Kong English Medium Instruction Secondary Classrooms: A Translanguaging View”. 

Guest Speaker, School of Education, University of Nottingham (Malaysia Campus) (18th of June 2021)

  • Being invited to deliver a lecture at the Alternative Research Lounge session on the following topic: “Researching Translanguaging in English Medium Instruction Classrooms: Insights from a Linguistic Ethnography”.

Guest Speaker, Dr Xu Gazing at Academia (17th of June 2021)

  • Being interviewed by Dr. Cora Xu (Assistant Professor of Education, Durham University) to discuss tips for publishing research papers in top-tier international peer-reviewed journals. 

Guest Lecturer, School of Languages and Linguistics, The University of Melbourne, Australia
LING90003 Research in Applied Linguistics (Course Coordinator: Dr. Helen Zhao) (22nd of April 2021)

  • Master’s level Course (Guest Lecture on “Researching Translanguaging: Insights from Linguistic Ethnography in English Medium Instruction Classrooms”)

Guest Speaker, Department of English, Lingnan University, Hong Kong (22nd of March 2021)

  • Being invited to deliver a departmental online seminar on the following topic: “What is Translanguaging? A Case Study from Hong Kong English Medium Instruction Secondary Classrooms”.

Guest Lecturer, UCL Centre for Applied Linguistics, IOE, UCL’s Faculty of Education and Society, University College London, UK (5th of Feb 2021)
IOEF0021: Researching Second Language Learning (Module Leader: Dr. Jim McKinley)

  • MA-level TESOL Pre Service Module (Guest Lecture on “Researching English Language Teaching: Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis”)

Guest Speaker, School of Foreign Languages, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China (8th of Nov 2020)

  • Invited guest speaker on the following topic: “Translanguaging as a Theory of Language: Implications for English Medium Instruction Classrooms”.

Guest Lecturer, Department of Linguistics, The University of Hong Kong (9th of April 2020)
LING2040 Languages in Contact (Course Coordinator: Professor Stephen Matthews)

  • Undergraduate Advanced Linguistics Course (Guest Lecture on “Translanguaging as a Theory of Language”)