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Miss TAVARES, Nicole J.

Miss TAVARES, Nicole J.

MA(TESOL) Programme Director
Coordinator of the Faculty English Language Proficiency Tests for BA&BEd (English Language Major) Students

Senior Lecturer

Academic Unit of Teacher Education and Learning Leadership


Qualification

Fellow of The Higher Education Academy, UK
Certificate in Careers Teachers Training (with Distinction), HKU
M.Ed. (with Distinction) in English Language Education, HKU
P.C.Ed. (with Distinction) in English Language and Use of Computers in Education, HKU
B.A. (English Linguistics, French and German), HKU

Email

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Phone

(852) 3917 2175

Location

Room 657, Meng Wah Complex

Prospective PhD/ EdD/ MPhil Applications

Not applicable.

Teaching Areas

Courses on the BA&BEd, PGDE, MEd and MA(TESOL) programmes: English Language Teaching Methodology; Pedagogy (English); Learning and Teaching English in Secondary School (Oracy and Literacy); Mistake-Management: Handling Error-Correction and Giving Quality Feedback; Assessment for Learning: Making it Work in Hong Kong Classrooms; Academic Literacies in Science and Mathematics; Language Awareness: Grammar and Lexis

 

Courses for English Teachers on 'Adopting an inductive approach to enhance secondary students' grammar knowledge and promote self-directed learning'

 

Courses for Secondary School Teachers on 'Catering for Learner Diversity in Learning and Teaching Non-language Subjects in English'

 

Courses for Secondary School Teachers on Mathematics Education and Personal, Social & Humanities Education Key Learning Areas in the English Medium

 

Courses for Secondary School Teachers on ‘Conducting Extended Learning Activities in English for the Mathematics Education Key Learning Area’

 

Courses on 'Connecting Reading and Writing in the Secondary English Language Curriculum' and 'Developing Primary Pupils' English Reading Strategies to Enhance their Learning Capacity to Facilitate the Transition from KS2 to KS3'

 

Professional Development Courses for Secondary School Graduate Teachers: Advances in Curriculum Studies and Pedagogies (English Language)

 

Professional Development Courses for Teachers in Preparation for the School-Based Assessment Component of the HKDSE English Language Examination

 

Research Interests

 

In English Language Teaching
English Language Pedagogy; Language Across the Curriculum / Content and Language Integrated Learning; Dynamic and Interactive Assessment; Teacher Assessment Readiness; Good Practices in the Teaching and Learning of English; Error-correction Techniques in Speaking and Writing Classes; Feedback on Students' Writing; Second Language Learning Strategies; 21st Century Skills Development; Textbook Adaptation; Collaborative Learning; Collaborative Writing and Writing Skills Development using Web 2.0 Technologies; Collaborative inquiry project-based learning

 

In Teacher Development
School-based Language-Across-the-Curriculum Programmes and Activities; The Use of Moodle, Facebook and other Social Networking Websites in Motivating and Facilitating the Learning and Professional Development of Pre-Service Teachers; Blended and E-Learning in Teacher Professional Development; Collaborative Lesson Planning; Challenges of Pre-service and In-service Teachers of English amid Curriculum Reforms

  • HKU Teaching Innovation Award 2020, awarded by The University of Hong Kong

 

  • Emergency Remote Teaching Award 2020, awarded by the Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong
  • Long Service Award 2017, awarded by The University of Hong Kong

               

  • University Outstanding Teaching Award 2015, awarded by The University of Hong Kong
    Nicole's Teaching Philosophy and Students' Words of Appreciation
    OTA Video Clip (1:17-2:34)
  • Outstanding Teaching Award 2014 - 2015, awarded by the Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong
  • Teacher Effectiveness Award (Undergraduate) 2014, awarded by the Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong, in recognition of excellence in teaching and having achieved the highest average SETL scores at the undergraduate level over the past three academic years (2011/12 - 2013/14) 
  • Academic Staff Knowledge Exchange Award 2009 - 2010, as part of The School-University Partnership Team, awarded by the Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong
  • Distinguished Teacher Award 2005 - 2006, awarded by the Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong
  • Ray Tongue Scholarship 2004 awarded by the International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language
  • Scholarships awarded by the Portuguese Community Education and Welfare Foundation (2000, 1996)
  • True Light Middle School of Hong Kong Prize in Education (1996)

 

  1. Speaker, on the topic 'Pedagogy Horse and Technology Cart Revisited and Implications for Teacher Knowledge', at the HKU Faculty of Education webinar with Prof. Amy B. M. Tsui and Dr Kennedy K. H. Chan as co-presenters (30th July 2021)

  2. Panelist, on the topic 'A teacher educator's response to challenges amid the pandemic, insights gained from teaching in the new normal, and observation of innovative English teaching practices' as part of the Asia TEFL Professional Network Webinar Series with the theme "Embracing the new normal in English language education from a pedagogical perspective: Innovative approaches and methodologies for classroom best practices" (17th July 2021)

  3. Paper presentation titled "Technology-enhanced video feedback - feedback that is relational, dialogic and engaging in nature, feedback that learners find prospective and actionable" at the International Conference on Technology-enhanced Language Learning and Teaching and Corpus-based Language Learning and Teaching (TeLLT & CoLLT 2021) organised by The Education University of Hong Kong (9th July 2021)

  4. Live workshop "No student is left out: Making every learner's voice heard and its impact on re-establishing social presence and communities of learning" at the Advance HE Teaching and Learning Conference 2021 with the theme 'Teaching in the Spotlight: What is the Future for HE Curricula?' (7th July 2021)

  5. Paper presentation titled "Exploring CLIL as an Approach to teaching Mathematics through English: From cooperation to collaboration, from stand-alone to contextualised lessons, from translation to communication, from learning key words to a practice of skills integration" with co-presenter Wong Ka Lok at The 2nd International Conference on Language Teaching and Learning 2021 organised by The Education University of Hong Kong (20th June 2021)

  6. Paper presentation titled "Students as Perusall Managers - MANning discussions, MANAGing their own learning and GenERating new understanding" at Perusall Exchange 2021 Conference (with co-presenters Daniel Ferguson, Hayley Kam and Poonkuzhali Sundaramurthy from 2020/21 MEd(ELE)) (17th - 28th May 2021) 

  7. Paper presentation titled "Reflecting on emerging modes of collaboration between Mathematics and English teachers in 4 Hong Kong schools" at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (with Wong Ka Lok, Arthur Lee and Simon Chan as co-presenters) (21st May 2021)

  8. Paper presentation titled "Learners positioning themselves as the teacher and the teacher as learner" at the HKCPD Hub Virtual International Conference 2021 on the theme "Innovative Teaching and Research in English Language Education" (9th January 2021) (with Lisa Catherine Low and Holly Ho as co-presenters)

  9. Paper presentation titled "Empowered students empowering the teacher: The cycle of empowerment" at the AsiaTEFL 2020 International Conference on the theme "Interweaving Theory and Practice in ELT in Asia: Creating New Prospects for the Future" held online and in Goyang, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea (27th November 2020) (with Lisa Catherine Low and Holly Ho as co-presenters)

  10. Paper titled "SMILE in CLIL: How 'Maths Talk' impacts on ESL learners' phonological and morphosyntactic awareness" accepted for presentation at the 2020 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting in April 2020 in San Francisco, USA 

  11. Paper presentation titled "Enriching ELT through CLIL: How 'Maths Talk' enhances L2 English morphosyntax and phonology" at the 17th Asia TEFL International Conference and 6th FLLT International Conference on the theme “ELT for Glocal Synergies across Disciplines and Multilingual Ambiences” in Bangkok, Thailand on 27th June 2019 (with Dr Daniel Fung from The Chinese University of Hong Kong as co-presenter)

  12. Faculty Research Fund project "University-School Collaboration between Content and Language Specialists in the Learning and Teaching of Secondary 1 Mathematics in English as the Medium of Instruction" (November 2018 - August 2021) (with Co-Investigator Wong Ka Lok)
  13. Invited Workshop "Making the Most Out of Online and Digital Technologies for Learning Effectiveness" as part of the HKAECT 2018 International Conference on the theme 'New Media for Educational Change: Effect on Learning and Reflection on Practice', co-organised by HKAECT and Hong Kong Baptist University (26th July 2018)
  14. SCOLAR project "Gamifying students' reading process through an online battle platform: Factors for success and obstacles to be overcome" (June 2018 - 2021) (Principal Investigator: Dr Sam Chu)
  15. Teaching Development Grant project "Student-teachers providing free English Language instruction to school students from lower socio-economic backgrounds in Community English Language Professional Workshops: An Experiential Professional Development and Community-based Project" (December 2017 - September 2019) (Project Leader: Ms Suzi Nicholson)
  16. Impact Project "Fostering young authors for the future: Co-authoring children's literature with high performers in a gamified e-quiz platform" supported by the Knowledge Exchange (KE) Funding Exercise (September 2017 - August 2018) (Project Leader: Dr Sam Chu)
  17. "Leading Asia via the MEd-CLIL (Master of Education in Content and Language Integrated Learning) Programme" (March 2016 - December 2017) supported by the Dean's Innovation Fund (Principal Investigator: Prof. Angel Lin)
  18. "Enhancing secondary students’ English-learning experiences through collaborative Language-Across-the-Curriculum tasks in the Mathematics classroom" (January 2016 - December 2017) funded by the Faculty (of Education) Research Fund
  19. Paper presentation titled "Access to English Medium Education through Blended Learning at Higher Education in Southeast Asia" as part of the sub-theme “Excellence in education through provision of technology, effective teaching and research” at the 60th ASAIHL International Conference, Siem Reap, Cambodia on 2nd December 2016 (with Prof. Angel Lin, Dr Yuen Yi Lo & Dr Simon Chan)
  20. "Enhancing Teaching and Learning through Integrating Mobile Learning with Learning Management System" (June 2014 - August 2016) funded by the Teaching Development Grant (HKU) with Dr Hu Xiao as Principal Investigator
  21. "Understanding Maths Talk: Theorising strategies of  how Mathematics teachers apprentice students into the technical language of mathematics" (December 2013 – August 2014) funded by the Faculty (of Education) Research Fund
  22. Strengthening students’ reading comprehension ability (both Chinese and English) through developing children’s literature e-quiz bank on cloud (May 2013 - February 2016) funded by the Quality Education Fund (EDB) with Dr Sam Chu as Principal Investigator
  23. Paper presentation titled "How strategic use of L1 in a Mathematics classroom facilitates L2 interaction and comprehension" in the colloquium "Beyond Linguistic Purism: Designing Multilingual and Multimodal 'Content and Language Integrated Learning' (CLIL) Frameworks for EFL Students" at the 9th International Symposium on Bilingualism (ISB9) in Singapore (10th - 13th June 2013) with Prof Angel Lin, Dr Lo Yuen Yi, Dr Simon Chan and Ms Gladys Luk
  24. Paper presentation titled "From Moodle to Facebook: Exploring students' motivation for online discussion" at the 2013 AERA Annual Meeting in San Francisco, USA (27th April - 1st May 2013) with Dr Lisa Deng at HKBU as co-presenter
  25. Paper Presentation titled "Experimenting with English Collaborative Writing on Google Sites" at the 4th International Conference on Computer Supported Education (CSEDU) in Porto, Portugal (16th - 18th April 2012)
  26. Speaker, 'Experimenting with English Collaborative Writing on Google Sites' as part of the CITE Research Symposium 2011 titled "Building Communities for Technology Enhanced Learning" and Symposia on 'Applying a collaborative approach to inquiry project-based learning with web 2.0 at upper primary levels' with Dr Sam Chu, Dr Felix Siu and Dr Ken Chow (30th June 2011)
  27. Paper presentation titled “An emerging role of teacher-researchers in Hong Kong through a school-university collaborative research project” (in collaboration with Dr Ken Chow, Dr Sam Chu, Dr Felix Siu, Prof. Donna Chu and Dr Ho Shun-yee), at The 2nd East Asian International Conference on Teacher Education Research, The Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong (December 2010)
  28. Speaker at the seminar titled 'Blogs and forums to support student learning at HKU: tales from three cases', as part of a series of technology-enhanced learning presentations organised by the Centre for Information Technology in Education, with Dr Bob Fox and Dr Lisa Deng(24th November 2010)
  29. Paper presentation titled “Media awareness in the age of new media: A case study of Primary 4 students in Hong Kong” (in collaboration with Prof. Donna Chu, Dr Sam Chu, Dr Felix Siu, Dr Ken Chow and Dr Ho Shun-yee), at ASIS&T 2010 Annual Meeting. Pittsburgh, PA (October 2010)
  30. EDB Consultancy Project on “Promoting a Collaborative Teaching Approach to Inquiry Project-based Learning with Web 2.0 at Upper Primary Levels” funded by the Quality Education Fund – with Dr Sam Chu as Principal Investigator and Nicole Tavares, Dr Felix Siu, Dr Ho Shun-yee, Dr Ken Chow (Principal, Sacred Heart Canossian Primary School) and Prof. Donna Chu (CUHK) as Co-Investigators (April 2009 - September 2011)
  31. Paper Presentation titled "Moving Students Forward Via Interactive Assessment - The Impact of IA on Student Learning, Challenges Teachers Face Practising IA and The Way Ahead" (in collaboration with Prof Liz Hamp-Lyons), as part of the SBA Seminar Series, Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong (24th September 2008)
  32. Paper Presentations titled "Interactive Assessment in an ESL Context: Student Learning, Teacher Constraints and The Need for Capacity-Building" and "ESL Teachers Learning to Assess Interactively - The Challenges and Teacher Development Issues" (in collaboration with Prof Liz Hamp-Lyons) at the 30th Language Testing Research Colloquium, Hangzhou, China (25th & 28th June 2008)
  33. Pre-Conference Workshop titled "Applying Assessment for Learning Principles in a Formal Examination System" (in collaboration with Prof. Chris Davison and Prof Liz Hamp-Lyons) at the 30th Language Testing Research Colloquium, Hangzhou, China (23rd June 2008)
  34. Paper Presentation titled "Teachers Learning to Assess Interactively - An Analysis of 'Interactive Assessment' Discourse, ESL Teachers' Strategy Use and Teacher Development Issues" at the 2008 Conference of the American Association of Applied Linguistics, Washington DC, USA (31st March 2008)
  35. Workshop on Interactive Assessment titled 'Assessing Interactively - Finding the Right Moment and Using the Right Strategies' at the QEF Teacher Conference 'Aligning Assessment with Curriculum Reform in Junior Secondary English Language Teaching', Hong Kong SAR (Workshop Co-Leaders: Nicole J. Tavares and Liz Hamp-Lyons) (24th November 2007)
  36. 'Aligning assessment with curriculum reform in junior secondary English language teaching' funded by the Quality Education Fund (Co-Investigators: Prof. Chris Davison, Prof. Steve Andrews. Prof. Dave Carless, Prof. Liz Hamp-Lyons, Dr. Zhangdong Gan and Ms Geraldine Davies) (August 2006 - July 2008) http://sba.edu.hku.hk/new_qef/interactive_assessment.html
  37. 'The teacher's role as mediator in assessment for learning: A case study of local English teachers' use of mediational strategies in evaluating and promoting learning during student presentations in the HKCEE school-based assessment' funded by the Faculty Research Fund
    http://sba.edu.hku.hk/new_sba/projects.html
  38. Paper Presentation titled "Planning Lessons with Teachers - A Dialogic, Collaborative and Reflective Approach" at the Third Asia TEFL International Conference in Beijing, China (5th November 2005)
  39. Paper Presentation titled "Outliving the Constraints and Overcoming the Barriers in the Way of Teaching Excellence" at The 18th International Language in Education Conference in Hong Kong - co-presented with Dr Gary Harfitt (16th December 2004)
  40. Paper Presentation titled "To Adopt? To Adapt? Or to Abort? Re-conceptualising the Challenges of Textbook Adaptation" at the Second Asia TEFL International Conference in Seoul, South Korea (6th November 2004)
  41. Paper presentation titled "Obstacles as Opportunities for the Pursuit of Teaching Excellence: Learning to Become Teacher Educators" at the ICET World Assembly 2004 (International Council on Education for Teaching) in Hong Kong (15th July 2004)
  42. Paper presentation titled "Learning Space - A Powerful 'Tool' that Unites, Motivates and Empowers Student-Teachers" at the 38th International Annual IATEFL (International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign language) Conference in Liverpool, the United Kingdom (15th April 2004)
  43. Paper Presentation at the First Asia TEFL International Conference in Pusan, South Korea on the impact of computer-mediated communication on the professional and pedagogical development of student-teachers during the BEd Teaching Practicum (7th November 2003)
  44. EMB Consultancy Project on "The Study of Good Practices in Secondary Schools: Enhancing Students' English Language Proficiency. Funded by the Quality Education Fund. Research Team headed by Prof. Amy B. M. Tsui and Dr. Anthony K. K. Tong (March 2003 - March 2005)
    http://good-practices.emb.hkedcity.net/
  45. A Study of the Second Language Learning Strategies of Secondary 6 Students in an Anglo-Chinese Band One School in Hong Kong (September 1997 - August 1999)

Books

  1. Chu, S.K.W., Reynolds, R.B., Tavares, N.J., Notari, M.P. & Lee, C.W.Y. (2017). 21st century skills development through inquiry-based learning: From theory to practice. International examples in wikis, digital project creation and game contexts. Singapore: Springer Asia.
  2. Chu, S.K.W., Tavares, N.J., Chu, D., Ho, S.Y., Chow, K., Siu, F.L.C. & Wong, M. (2012). Developing upper primary students' 21st century skills: Inquiry learning through collaborative teaching and Web 2.0 technology. Hong Kong: Centre for Information Technology in Education, Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong. ISBN: 978-988-18659-3-9 (Can be purchased via QEF Cyber Resource Centre)
  3. Deutsche Konversation im Alltag (1993) (with Volker Pasternak and Li Ye Xuan, German Section, Language Centre, HKU)

 

Journal articles and book chapters

  1. Tsui, A.B.M., & Tavares, N.J. (2021).The Technology Cart and the Pedagogy Horse in Online Teaching. English Teaching & Learning, 45(1), 109-118. (published online on 5 February 2021)
  2. Tavares, N.J. & Fung, D.K.T. (2020). SMILE in CLIL: How 'Maths Talk' impacts on ESL learners' phonological and morphosyntactic awareness. Online Paper Repository of the 2020 AERA Annual Meeting. 
  3. Chu, S.K.W., Tavares, N.J., Law, A.H.C., Fung, K.Y., Fong, C.S., Law, O.K.L., Lee, C.W.Y. & Leung, D.W.K.W. (2016). Using a Wiki for Collaborative Learning at Primary Schools. In The Wiki way of learning: Creating learning experiences using collaborative web pages. Chicago: American Library Association.
  4. Deng, L.P. & Tavares, N.J. (2015). Exploring university students’ use of technologies beyond the formal learning context: A tale of two online platforms. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, Volume 31, Issue 3, pp. 313 – 327.
  5. Chow, K.C.K., Chu, S.K.W., Tavares, N.J. & Lee, C.W.Y. (2015). Teachers as Researchers: A discovery of Their Emerging Role and Impact through a School-University Collaborative Research, Brock Education Journal, Volume 24, No. 2, pp. 20 - 39.
  6. Tavares, N.J. (2015). How strategic use of L1 in an L2-medium mathematics classroom facilitates L2 interaction and comprehension. International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism (Special Issue on Multilingual and Multimodal CLIL), Volume 18, Issue 3, pp. 319 – 335.(available online 3 February 2015)
  7. Wu, W.W.Y., Chu, S.K.W., Chan, H., Wong, J., Tse, S.K., Tavares, N.J. & Mok, S.W.S. (2014). Strengthening students’ reading comprehension ability (both Chinese and English) through developing children’s literature e-quiz bank on the cloud. Paper presented at 19th International Education & Technology Conference, Hong Kong.
  8. Chu, S.K.W., Tavares, N.J., Law, A.H.C., Fung, K.Y., Fong, C.S., Law, O.K.L., & Lee, C.W.Y. (2014). Verwendung von Wikis zum kollaborativen Lernen in Grundschulen. In Wiki-Weg des Lernens. Notari, M.P., and Doebeli, B. (Eds.). Berne, Switzerland: HEP. (English: Using a wiki for collaborative learning at primary schools. In The Wiki-Way of Learning)
  9. Deng, L. & Tavares, N.J. (2013). From Moodle to Facebook: Exploring students' motivation and experiences in online communities . Computers & Education, Volume 68, pp. 167 – 176. (available online 9 May 2013).
  10. Tavares, N., & Chu, S. (2012). Experimenting with English Collaborative Writing on Google Sites.Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Computer Supported Education, Volume 1, pp. 217 - 222. ISBN: 978-989-8565-06-8
  11. Hamp-Lyons, E.M. & Tavares, N.J. (2011). Interactive Assessment – A Dialogic and Collaborative Approach to Assessing Learners’ Oral Language. In D. Tsagari & I. Csepes (Eds.), Classroom-based language assessment. Language testing and evaluation series. Frankfurt: Peter Lang. pp. 29 - 46. ISBN: 978-3-631-60643-8
  12. Chu, S.K.W., Tavares, N., Siu, F., Chow, K., Ho, S.Y. & Choi, M.K.T. (2010). Teaching guide for teachers on inquiry based learning: Primary 5 General Studies project learning and English collaborative writing. Hong Kong: Centre for Information Technology in Education, Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong.
  13. Yuen, H.K., Deng, L., Fox, R. & Tavares, N.J. (2009). Engaging Students with Online Discussion in a Blended Learning Context: Issues and Implications, ICHL 2009, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS 5685), 2009, F.L. Wang et al, Springer-Verlag, pp. 150 - 162. ISBN: 978-3-642-03697-2-15
  14. Tavares, N.J. (2007). Remembering students' names. In IATEFL Teacher Development Special Interest Group Newsletter, Issue 53, pp. 10 - 13. ISSN: 1026-4361
  15. Harfitt, G.J. & N.J. Tavares (2005). Obstacles as Opportunities in the Promotion of Teachers' Learning. In International Journal of Educational Research, Volume 41 Issues 4 - 5, pp. 353 - 366.​
  16. Tavares, N.J. (2004) 'Learning space - uniting, motivating and empowering student teachers'. In A. Pulverness (ed.) IATEFL 2004 Liverpool Conference Selections. Kent: IATEFL (International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language). ISBN 1-901095-26-6
     
    1. Invited Speaker, on the topic 'The role of technology in innovative pedagogic practices: Re-tooling, re-imagining and re-creating', at the Hong Kong Association for Applied Linguistics Monthly Webinar Series (25th November 2021)
    2. Adjudicator, English Activity Day 2021 (Solo Verse Speaking, Dramatic Duologue, Prose Reading, Story (Radio) Broadcasting, Public Speaking), St. Paul’s School (Lam Tin)  (5th November 2021)
    3. Keynote Speaker, on the topic "What it means to be innovative in the development and enhancement of students' core skills for life in an online learning environment" at The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust British Council Core Skills for Life Symposium 2021 (18th October 2021) 
    4. Invited Speaker, on the topic 'Nurturing students to be self-directed, reflective and autonomous co-mistake-managers in the English class', at Maryknoll Convent School (Primary Section) (10th September 2021)
    5. Invited Speaker, on the topic "Making the impossible possible with WIT - amid and beyond the pandemic"  at School-University Partnerships Symposium 2021 'The Post-Pandemic Landscape: Challenges and Opportunities for Education' organised by the School-University Partnership Office of the Faculty of Education at The University of Hong Kong, with teacher-presenters Ms Petunia Kingsley (HKMA David Li Kwok Po College), Ms Holly Ho (Good Hope School, Secondary Section) and Miss Cherry Lam (St Paul's College) (2nd July 2021)
    6. Adjudicator, Language Out Loud (LOL) competition, organised by THiNKSeries, sponsored by the Standing Committee on Language Education and Research (SCOLAR) and partnered with Wiseman Education and Cultural Agents (Harvard University) (May 2021)
    7. Speaker, at a 'STrEAM 1 + 1 Children Reading/Writing Marathon' workshop for Primary 3 students of different ethnicities in 12 schools aiming at enhancing their cultural awareness and strengthening their reading and writing skills (17th May 2021)
    8. Keynote Speaker, 'Coping with the "New Normal" in ESL Teaching Using IT' Webinar, organised by mLang(27th March 2021)
    9. Adjudicator, Grand Final, CUHK English Public Speaking Competition 2021 on the Topic 'Protecting the Blue Planet', organised by the English Language Teaching Unit, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (25th March 2021)
    10. Presiding Judge, Upper Primary Section, Asian Digital Story Writing Competition 2021 on the theme 'AI, Robots, Love and Peace', organised by Academy 22 Education for All Foundation(18th February 2021)
    11. Adjudicator at The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups English Public Speaking Contest 2021(31st January 2021)
    12. Speaker at the Chatteris Educational Foundation Workshop titled "Listen!" "Aren't we listening?" for Primary CNETs (21st October 2020) 
    13. Speaker on the topic 'Using video feedback to promote student uptake and responsiveness to feedback' at the 'Using videos to promote teacher learning' Webinar organised by the Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong with Dr Kennedy Chan(27th July 2020) 
    14. Invited speaker at the Digital Story Writing (DSW) Workshop 2020 titled 'Design and Draw with Sincerity and Wit' for Little Authors of the Reading Battle, organised by the Faculty of Education at The University of Hong Kong (5th May 2020)
    15. Adjudicator at Ying Wa Primary SchoolSpeech Gala 2020 (21st January 2020)
    16. Speaker at the Professional Development Workshop on 'Learning English through Coordinate Geometry' for the Mathematics, English and LAC teachers at Raimondi College(7th January 2020)
    17. Speaker at the Professional Development Workshop on 'Mathematics as a language: Learning English through Maths' for the Mathematics and English teachers at United Christian College with Wong Ka Lok(15th October 2019)
    18. Invited speaker at the Pedagogical Innovation Seminar Series: Making Learning Fun and Stimulating on 'Enhancing the Quality and Depth of Student Reflections through Video Vox' organised by the Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (CETL) at HKU (with co-presenters Prof. Michael Botelho from the Faculty of Dentistry and Dr Kennedy Chan from the Faculty of Education) on 11thOctober 2019
    19. Speaker at the Professional Development Workshop on 'Maths Talk - Its Impact, Possibilities and Opportunities' for the Mathematics, English and LAC teachers at Raimondi College(11th June 2019)
    20. Speaker at the Professional Development Workshop on 'Understanding the challenges of tackling word problems - Implications for Maths-English-teachers collaboration and school-based curriculum development' for the Mathematics and English teachers at United Christian College with Wong Ka Lok(6th May 2019)
    21. Adjudicator at The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups English Public Speaking Contest 2019(27th January 2019)
    22. Professional Development Workshops on 'A Genre-Process Approach to the Teaching and Marking of Student Writing' for the English Panel at St Catharine's School for Girls with Dr Margaret Lo and Ms Suzi Nicholson(19th October 2018, 7th December 2018)
    23. Adjudicator at the Hong Kong Inter-Primary Schools English Speech Competition 2018 organised by HKMA David Li Kwok Po College(1st December 2018)
    24. Experience Sharing at 'The Essentials of Academic Advising @ HKU' Workshop with Ms Rachel Hong, Acting Head of the Academic Advising Office of the Registry at The University of Hong Kong (20th September 2018)
    25. Presentation titled 'The F-E-E-D-B-A-C-K Practice' at the Feedback for Learning Symposium on the theme 'Enhancing Feedback Practice with Technology', organised by the Technology-Enriched Learning Initiative at The University of Hong Kong (20th September 2018)
    26. Invited Workshop titled "Making the Most Out of Online and Digital Technologies for Learning Effectiveness",  HKAECT International Conference 2018 on the theme 'New Media for Educational Change: Effect on Learning and Reflection on Practice' held at Hong Kong Baptist University (26th July 2018)
    27. Invited Speaker at the Professional Development Workshop on Fostering Students' Critical Thinking in Tertiary Education titled "Promoting Critical Thinking Both In and Out of Class" for the teaching staff at Centennial College with Dr Kennedy Chan(3rd April 2018)
    28. Invited Speaker at the Professional Development Workshop "How to effectively facilitate classroom discussions in tertiary education" for the teaching staff at Centennial College(13th December 2017)
    29. Invited Speaker at the Advising “Chat and Share” event organised by the Academic Advising Office, with Dr Julia Kuehn (School of English), Dr Anthony Tam (Department of Computer Science), Ms Rachel Hong (AAO), Ms Linda Yeung & Ms Jamie Fung (CEDARS) (8th May 2017)
    30. Panel Speaker in the Join-the-Conversation Event on ‘How can academic advisors help students to capitalise upon the wealth of learning experiences at HKU?’ co-organised by the Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning and Academic Advising Office (with other panellists: Drs. Michael Botelho, Gary Harfitt & Julia Kuehn) (1st December 2016; 10th January 2017)
    31. Invited expert observer of the ‘Reading Buddy’ Lesson, Open Lesson cum Teaching Exchange and Sharing, attended by EDB officers, principals, vice principals and curriculum development leaders territory wide, at Yu Chun Keung Memorial College No. 2 (29th November 2016)
    32. Chairing the roundtable discussion on ‘Aspects the help bring about good teaching and learning’ as part of the ‘Introduction to Teaching and Learning at HKU’ programme for new academics and teaching staff organised by the Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning(13th September 2016; 10th January 2017)
    33. Adjudicator at the TWGHs Good People, Good Deeds: English Story Writing Competition 2015-16, 2016-17, 2019-20
    34. Invited speaker for a talk on 'Setting Academic, Career and Life Goals' for Secondary 1 to 4 students at Ling Liang Church E Wun Secondary School(17th February 2016)
    35. Invited speaker at the Reading BattleSeminar titled ‘Tips on Enjoyable Reading’ for over 200 parents, primary students and teachers, Rayson Huang Theatre, The University of Hong Kong (30th June 2015)
    36. Invited speaker at an EDB seminar titled 'A Genre-based Approach to the Teaching of Writing, Reading, Grammar and Vocabulary and its Implications for the Use of Written Feedback' as part of the Scheme on Hong Kong Teachers' Exchange Activities to the Mainland 2014/15 (2nd April 2015)
    37. Invited speaker at the Professional Development Workshop “Questioning our Questions” for all teachers of the English Department at HKUGA College(27th August 2014)
    38. Invited speaker of the Professional Development Workshop titled “Write it Right! Mark it Right” for all English teachers based on the theme "Assessing students’ writing assignments more effectively" at SKH St Simon’s Lui Ming Choi Secondary School(25th June 2014)
    39. Member of the Moderation Group and Test Construction Committee for the ‘Construction of the Pre-Secondary One Hong Kong Attainment Test 2015 English Test’ at the Hong Kong Education Bureau (September 2013 – January 2015)
    40. Invited speaker at the Staff Development Day for all teachers on "Assessment for Learning: Maximising its Potential and Effectiveness at SKHLMCSS" at SKH Lui Ming Choi Secondary School(6th March 2013)
    41. Member of HKU Consultancy Team in the 'Language-Across-The-Curriculum Project' at Shun Lee Catholic Secondary School for all Content Subject Teachers teaching their Subject Using English as MOI (in collaboration with Dr Tammy Kwan and Dr Gary Harfitt) (July 2012 - August 2014)
    42. Invited School Manager, School Management Committee, Sacred Heart Canossian College(2010 - 2013)
    43. Invited speaker at the professional development workshop titled "Keeping our Students 'Fit' for Writing" at HKTA The Yuen Yuen Institute No. 1 Secondary School(27th October 2012)
    44. Adjudicator at the annual Inter-Class Choral Speaking and Public-Speaking Competition at St Paul's School (Lam Tin)(26th October 2012)
    45. Invited speaker at the professional development workshop titled 'Maximising our Response-Ability: Better Marking! Better Writing!' at Shung Tak Catholic English College(4th July 2012)
    46. Adjudicator for the 1st - 12th Hong Kong Students Open Speech Competition, Speech and Music Recital Development Foundation(9th July 2008, 7th May 2009, 11th - 12th May 2010, 5th & 12th May 2011, 23rd - 24th May 2012, 7th May 2013, 13th & 15th May 2014, 12th & 19th May 2015, 24th May 2016, 25th May & 1st June 2017, 29th May & 20th June 2018; 23rd May 2019) 
    47. Invited Speaker at the Professional Development Workshop for the Centre for Applied English Studies titled 'Empowering Learners through Social Media: Facebook, Moodle and Podcasts' - with Ashley Hazell as co-facilitator (7th March 2012)
    48. Invited Speaker at the Teacher Training Workshop on Catering for Learner Diversity titled 'Appreciating Individual Differences: Same Task - Different Approaches' at True Light Middle School of Hong Kong(5th January 2012)
    49. Honorable Reviewer, English Learning and Teaching Programmes, School of Continuing Education, Hong Kong Baptist University (2010 - 2011)
    50. Adjudicator for the Solo-verse Speaking Competition, CCC Ming Yin College(11th May 2011)
    51. Guest facilitator at the EDB workshop titled 'Assessment for Learning: Let's shape up assessment to directly benefit learning' for secondary school Chinese, English and Mathematics teachers (15th December 2010)
    52. Invited speaker at the school-based professional development workshop series for English teachers on 'New Assessment Initiatives in Hong Kong and its Implications for ELT Pedagogical Practices: Maximising the Teacher's Role as Interactive Assessor in Speaking Lessons' at Ling Liang Church E Wun Secondary School(28th October 2010, 26th November 2010, 14th January 2011, 7th July 2011)
    53. Speaker, 'Collaborative Writing in English in a Wiki Environment' as part of the QEF Project Seminar titled "Promoting a collaborative teaching approach to inquiry project-based learning with Web 2.0 at upper primary levels"(9th October 2010)
    54. Invited Speaker at the workshop for English teachers on 'Collaborative Writing - Maximising the Teacher's Role and Students' Engagement in the Writing Process'for Canossa Primary School, CCC Kei Faat Primary School, Cheung Chau Sacred Heart School and STFA Wu Siu Kui Memorial Primary School [AM] (2nd July 2010)
    55. Coordinator, English Major Component of the Professional Development Course for Secondary School Graduate Teachers, INSTEP, Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong (2009 - present)
    56. Adjudicator for the Inter-Class Debating Contest, CCC Ming Yin College(8th December 2009)
    57. Honorary Consultant, Writing Competition for Primary and Secondary School Students, Victoria Art and Performance Education Centre(October - November 2009)
    58. Coordinating with the EDB Language Learning Support Section and ELCHK Lutheran Secondary School in their territory-wide Network Speaking Activity ‘Speaking Towards Excellence Project’ (STEP) for senior secondary students (February 2009 - February 2017)
    59. Language Consultant for the 'Hoppi & Friends' series of English story books for 2- to 7-year-olds published by Little Rainbow Educational(2009 - present)
    60. Invited speaker at the school-based workshop on teaching vocabulary titled 'Working with Words' at QualiEd College(19th June 2009)
    61. Invited speaker at the Assessment for Learning Workshop series titled 'From Hating to Enjoying Writing/Marking Compositions' at HKTA The Yuen Yuen Institute No. 1 Secondary School(23rd October 2008, 30th April 2009, 2nd July 2009)
    62. Adjudicator for the English Talent Show organised by the Hong Kong Catholic Diocesan Secondary Schools (25th April 2009)
    63. Adjudicator for the THiNKAga!n Documentary Making Competition and TH?NKGre@t Snapshot Competition 2009 as part of THiNKSeries co-organised by the Education Bureau, National Geographic Channel, Reuters and Wiseman Education (2008 - 2011)
    64. Guest Speaker at the 'Understanding Your Learners' Workshop, as part of the In-Service Teacher Training (INSETT) Programme, British Council (Hong Kong) (10th December 2008)
    65. Invited External Assessor, Internal Test of English Language Proficiency (ITELP), Centre for Language in Education, The Hong Kong Institute of Education (2009 - 2011)
    66. Invited External Rater, Graduating Students' Language Proficiency Assessment (GSLPA) (English), The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (2007 - 2008)
    67. Invited speaker at the 'Write It Right' Workshop at the Professional Development Day of Christian Alliance S W Chan Memorial College(12th June 2008)
    68. Guest Speaker at the EDB Workshop on 'Nurturing Teacher' Competency in Speaking Performance Analysis, Speaking Task Design and Curriculum Planning', as part of the Speaking Towards Excellence Project (STEP) for Secondary School Teachers and Students (10th November 2007)
    69. Adjudicator for the Internal English Speech Festival at Sacred Heart Canossian College (9th July 2007)
    70. Advisor to the school-based English Language Curriculum and Invited Speaker at the Professional Development Workshop Series on "Giving Quality Feedback to Students" at Stewards Pooi Tun Secondary School(June - December 2007)
    71. Delegate and Member of the Interviewing Team in The University of Hong Kong's Undergraduate Admissions Exercise at Tsinghua University, Beijing (28th - 30th June 2007)
    72. Adjudicator for The Standard Chartered Hong Kong English Public Speaking Contest(2007 - 2018)
    73. Adjudicator for the Poem Writing Competition at Po Leung Kuk Laws Foundation College(February 2007)
    74. Invited speaker at an 'Interview Skills' Workshop at St. Paul's School (Lam Tin)(30th January 2007)
    75. Invited speaker at a two-day Professional Development Workshop on "Questioning Skills" at Sacred Heart Canossian College(27th October & 3rd November 2006)
    76. Member of the Moderation Committee of the 2007 HKCE English Language Examination at the Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority (June 2006 - 2009)
    77. Member of the Expert Panel for English Enhancement Schemes for CMI and EMI Schools for the Education and Manpower Bureau (August 2006 - July 2008)
    78. Chief Examiner and Academic Advisor of the Territory-wide System Assessment Moderation Group for P6 English (2006 - 2009) at the Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority
    79. Invited Member, Mentorship Programme, St. Mary's Canossian College(September 2005 - present)
    80. Invited speaker at a workshop on "Mistake-Management in a Speaking Class" at the Professional Development Day of Christian Alliance College (Tuen Mun)(26th August 2005)
    81. Speaker at the Sharing Session on the Exemplars of Good Practices in the Teaching and Learning of English - Sharing of the Exemplar on Adaptation of Curriculum Materials: "Promoting Authenticity and Student Involvement in Task Design" organised by the Education and Manpower Bureau for Secondary School Principals and English Teachers (5th March 2005)
    82. Chief Examiner and Academic Advisor of the Territory-wide System Assessment Moderation Group for P3 English (2005 - 2006) at the Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority
    83. Adjudicator for the Annual Speech Contest at Good Hope School (Secondary Section)(11th November 2004)
    84. Invited speaker at a talk on "Writing More Persuasive Self-Sells" for the Careers Teachers, English Teachers and Students at St. Paul's School (Lam Tin) (19th October 2004)
    85. Assessor for the Language Proficiency Assessment for Teachers of English 2003 - 2014 at the Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority
    86. Facilitator of a Workshop on "'Writing Persuasive Recommendations" at the Staff Development Day of PLK Vicwood K T Chong Sixth Form College(2nd May 2003) 

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    87. Speaker at the "Workshop on Writing Persuasive Recommendations in English for School Leavers" organised by the Education and Manpower Bureau for Secondary School Careers Teachers (27th & 28th January 2003, 11th & 12th December 2004) 

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    1. Member of the Moderation Committee for the HKASL Use of English Examination 2001 - 2007 at the Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority
    2. Adjudicator for the 53rd - 66th Hong Kong Schools Speech Festival (2001-2014)
    3. Adjudicator for the Hong Kong English Verse Speaking Contest (Primary Section) jointly organised by Cityplaza Shopping Centre, Asia Television and River Bank Culture Enterprise Ltd with the support of the Education and Manpower Bureau (2002-2008)
    4. Member of the HKCE English Language Subject Committee 2001 - 2003 at the Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority
    5. Chairperson of the HKCE English Language Subject Committee 2000 - 2001 at the Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority
    6. Chairperson of the 2004 CE English Language Syllabus Working Party at the Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority
    7. Speaker at the Seminar on the Proposed 2004 New CE English Language Syllabus (29th June 2001)