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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

Teacher Education and Learning Leadership

Tel: (852) 3917 6107

Location: Room 653, Meng Wah Complex

Areas of Expertise:

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

Awards

Faculty Outstanding Young Researcher Award

Faculty Early Career Teaching Award

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 for Postgraduate Research Students

Postgraduate Performance Award

Projects

Language attitudes in teaching English and Chinese as a lingua franca: The choice of pedagogical models. Principal investigator, General Research Fund (GRF), Research Grants Council (2020-2023) (HK$ 819,712).

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 (2018-2021) (HK$2,355,439.8).

Developing a lingua franca approach for English language education in Hong Kong. Principal investigator, Early Career Scheme (ECS), Research Grants Council (2016-2019) (HK$660,490).

How states promote global English. Collaborator, SSHRC of Canada, Insight Development Grant (2016-2019) (CAD$64,999).

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) (HK$149,891).

Internationalising the MEd(LAC) Programme – Developing a Blended-Learning Mode. Principal investigator, Faculty Teaching Development Fund (2016-2018) (HK$ 77,250).

 

Leading Asia via the MSc-CLIL (Master of Science in Content and Language Integrated Learning)Programme. Co-investigator, Dean’s Innovation Fund (2016-2018) (HK$245,118)

Publications

Chan, J. Y. H., & Chan, W. S. (Accepted). Exploring L2 learners’ use of communicative strategies in Hong Kong’s speaking examination task: Implications for teaching English as a lingua franca. In M. Chan (Ed), Teaching workplace English in the 21st century: Spoken Communication. Cambridge University Press.

Chan, W. S., & Chan, J. Y. H. (Accepted). A corpus-based study of discourse markers in secondary student talk. In K. L. Lin, I. N. Mwinlaaru, & D. Tay (Eds), Aspects of Specialized Genres: Research and Applications. Routledge.

Chan, J. Y. H.  (2020). Towards English as an international language: The evolving English language curricula and textbooks in Hong Kong (1975-present). The International Journal of Applied Linguistics. https://doi.org/10.1111/ijal.12277

Chan, J. Y. H.  (2019). Four decades of ELT development in Hong Kong: Impact of global theories on the changing curricula and textbooks. Language Teaching Research. https://doi.org/10.1177/1362168819865563

Chan, J. Y. H. (2019). The choice of English pronunciation goals: different views, experiences and concerns of students, teachers and professionals. Asian Englishes, 21(3), 264-284.

Chan, J. Y. H. (2019). 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). Gender and attitudes towards English varieties: Implications for teaching English as a global language. System, 76, 62-79.

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, 39(9), 759-775.

Chan, J. Y. H. (2018). Contexts, problems and solutions in international communication: Insights for teaching English as a lingua franca. Journal of Asia TEFL, 15(2), 257-275.

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, 35(3), 372-395.

Chan, J. 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. (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, 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 (HAAL)

Reviewer for TESOL Quarterly, Language Policy, Journal of Pragmatics, Language Teaching Research, English for Specific Purpose, Language, Culture and Curriculum, Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, International Journal of Applied Linguistics, System, The Australian Educational Researcher, Language Awareness, Multilingual Matters, International Review of Applied Linguistics in Language Teaching, Journal of Further and Higher Education, Applied Linguistic Review, Bilingual Research Journal, TESOL Journal, Education Journal, The Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, Linguistics and the Human Science, Pedagogies

Others

CONFERENCE PAPERS

 

Chan, J. Y. H. (Accepted). Developing an intelligibility-oriented approach to L2 pronunciation teaching: The case of Hong Kong English. Presentation at the World Congress of Applied Linguistics (AILA 2020), the Centre of Groningen, the Netherlands, 15-20 August.

 

Chan, J. Y. H. (Accepted). Different EMI arrangements and practices in Hong Kong: Challenges and opportunities. Presentation at the 13rd International Conference of English as a Lingua Franca, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan, 9-12 July.

 

Chan, J. Y. H. (Accepted). Exploring pronunciation variation in Hong Kong English: The acrolect-basilect continuum. Presentation at Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, The university of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 16-19 June.

 

Chan, J. Y. H. and Chan, W. S. (Accepted). Exploring L2 learners’ use of communicative strategies in the Corpus of Hong Kong Spoken English: Implications for teaching English as a lingua franca. Presentation at the 5th Asia-Pacific Corpus Linguistics Conference (APCLC2020), Yonsei University, Korea, 10-14 Feb.

 

Chan, J. Y. H. and Chan, W. S. (2019). An intelligibility-oriented approach to teaching Hong Kong English pronunciation. Presentation at the Fifth International Conference on Linguistics and Language Studies, Caritas Institute of Higher Education, Hong Kong, 25–26 June.

 

Chan, J. Y. H. (2019). Forty years of world Englishes research and its impact on English language education in Hong Kong. Presentation at the 24th Conference of the International Association for World Englishes (IAWE). University of Limerick, Ireland, 20-22 June.

 

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. Presentation at the 2017 IAWE Conference. Syracuse University, US, 30 June -2 June.

 

Chan, J. Y. H. and Chan, W. S. (2017). Exploring L2 learners’ use of communicative strategies: An English as a lingua franca (ELF) perspective. Presentation at the 1st International Conference on Corpus Analysis in Academic Discourse. Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain, 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, Spain, 26-29 June, 2016.

 

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, US, 16-18 November, 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, Italy, 4-7 September, 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, Hong Kong, 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, China. 6-9 December, 2012.

 

 

INVITED PRESENTATIONS

 

Chan, J. Y. H. (2019). Towards English as an international language: The evolving English language curricula, examination papers and textbooks in Hong Kong (1975-2016). Departmental Research Seminar, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 12 April.

 

Chan, J. Y. H. (2019). Four decades of ELT development in Hong Kong: Impact of global theories on the changing curricula, assessments and textbooks. LML Research Seminar. The Education University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 28 February.

 

Chan, J. Y. H. (2018). Bridging the gap between ELF and L2 student pragmatics: Rethinking assessment practices in teaching English as a global language. Hong Kong Association for Applied Linguistics (HAAL) Seminar. Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, 14 December.

 

Chan, J. Y. H. (2018). English as a lingua franca (ELF) and research into language attitudes. Plenary speech at 3rd Doctoral KCL-HKU Summer School in Sociolinguistics, King’s College London, UK. 11-13 June 2018.

 

Chan, J. Y. H. (2017). Native-speaker ideology in English and Chinese language learning: What do L2 learners say about their ultimate pronunciation goal? The 26th Malaysian English Language Teaching Association (MELTA) International Conference, Raia Hotel Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, 28-30 August 2017.

 

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. Public lecture, The University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, 29 April 2015. (Invited public lecturer)

 

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

 

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, Hong Kong, 3 June, 2013. (Invited Seminar)

 

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

 

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, Hong Kong, 1 December, 2012. (Invited conference paper)

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