External Grants (Since 2010)

  • 2017–2020
    Theoretical Construction and Empirical Study of English Academic Literacy in Critical Pedagogy (批判教育视角下英语学术素养理论建构与实证研究)
    Co-Investigator, in collarboation with Principal Investigator, Dr. Ivy Yang, Shantou University 
    Social Sciences Research Fund, Ministry of Education, China, RMB 10,000
  • 2016–2018
    Integrating content and language learning in EMI education - Exploring "thematic patterns" as pedagogical strategies 
    Principal Investigator 
    Funded by the Standing Committee on Language Education and Research (SCOLAR), Hong Kong Government, HK $1,184,825
  • 2016–2017 
    Impact of genre-based pedagogy on students' academic literacy development in Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL): A quasi-experimental study
    Co-Investigator in collaboration with Dr. Yuen Yi Lo
    General Research Fund, Hong Kong Research Grants Council, HK $366,750
  • 2015–2017
    Developing KS3 Students' Self-directed Learning in English Literacy Skills Development Through Promoting Assessment As Learning
    Co-Investigator in collaboration with Dr. Yuen Yi Lo
    Education Development Fund, University–School Support Programmes, Hong Kong Education Bureau, HK $4,250,300
  • 2014–2015
    Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) for South Asian Students: Building Teacher Capacity to Cater for Learner Diversity 
    Principal Investigator
    Quality Education Fund, Hong Kong Education Bureau, HK $493,500
  • 2013–2015
    Promoting Talking and Writing in Science at Junior Secondary Level Using English as the Medium of Instruction
    Principal Investigator; in collaboration with Drs. Dennis Fung, Yuen Yi Lo, Simon Chan
    Commissed Research by the Curriculum Development Unit (Science Section), Hong Kong Education Bureau, HK $1.16 million
  • 2012–2014
    The New Fine-Tuned Medium of Instruction Policy in Hong Kong: Analysis of Policy Interpretation and Local Implementation Policies 
    Principal Investigator
    Public Policy Research (PPR) Grant, Hong Kong Research Grants Council, HK $255,102
  • 2011–2014
    School-based Language Across the Curriculum (LAC) Development Project
    Principal Investigator
    Commissioned Research through Refined English Enhancement Scheme (REES), Kowloon True Light School, HK $1.2 million
  • 2011–2013
    Integrating Culture and English Language Education at Senior Secondary Level in Hong Kong Through Popular Cultural Texts
    Co-Investigator in collaboration with Dr. Jasmine Luk
    General Research Fund, Hong Kong Research Grants Council, HK $574,975
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