Sixth Sharing Session (21 Apr 2021)

CoP Project Sharing Session Series

Sixth Sharing Session

Date: 21 April 2021 (Wednesday)

Time: 3:00-4:00pm

Mode: Online by ZOOM

First Speaker: Dr Lee Fung King Jackie (LML, EdUHK)

Title: Integrating E-learning Tools in Grammar Classes


Grammar is an important means to make communication effective and meaningful, and explicit grammar teaching is commonly regarded as necessary for ESL and EFL learners. However, a number of teachers and students consider grammar learning boring and difficult. In this talk, I will show how to integrate various e-learning tools to make grammar instruction and English learning more fun. I will also demonstrate how to incorporate technology to assess student understanding and to facilitate independent learning. Hands-on practice will be included.


Dr Jackie F. K. Lee is an Associate Professor in the Department of Linguistics and Modern Language Studies at The Education University of Hong Kong. Her research interests include grammar pedagogy, language and gender, experiential learning and teacher education. Some of her work can be found at the websites ‘Teaching Grammar and Readers’ ( and ‘Gender and Children’s Literature’ (

Second Speaker: Dr Chen Hsueh Chu Rebecca (LML, EdUHK)

Title: Innovations in Pronunciation Teaching and Learning via Learner Corpora of
English and Mandarin


In addition to Cantonese serving mostly as first language, Hong Kong government encourages English and Mandarin as the second and third languages under the ‘Biliteracy and Trilingualism’ language policy. This talk reports on two corpus-based online pronunciation learning systems for English and Mandarin teachers, learners and researchers in order to better understand the major problems that Hong Kong Cantonese speakers encounter when learning English and Mandarin pronunciation. The corpus-based teaching materials and research findings will be provided to demonstrate how the applications of learner corpora inform student learning and teaching practices, and enhance teaching quality.


Dr. Rebecca Chen is an Associate Professor at the Department of Linguistics and Modern Language Studies, EdUHK. She is serving as Head of Centre for Language in Education. Her research interests cover interlanguage phonology, computer-assisted pronunciation teaching, and third language phonological development.