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Dr. Edith Yan

Dr. Edith Yan is an Associate Professor and Acting Programme Director of the ELLS Programme. She earned her BSc from the University of Hong Kong, her MA in TESOL from Central Michigan University, USA and her PhD from City University of Hong Kong. Before joining UIC, she taught or tutored junior secondary science, senior secondary biology, vocational English for secondary school graduates, and English subject knowledge for English language teachers in Hong Kong. Her research interests include content-based language teaching and learning, multimodal discourse analysis, and first language use in language teaching.

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Dr. Charles Lowe

Dr. Charles Lowe is the Associate Dean of the Division of Humanities and Social Science at United International College.  He is also an Associate Professor of ELLS Programme.  He received his BA in English and Economics from Drew University and his PhD in English Literature from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.  His fiction has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize.  He has been thrice selected as a Resident Fellow at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and has been selected as a Resident Fellow at the Norman Mailer’s Writers’ Colony.  His fiction has been anthologized in a collection on literature on the electronic media.  His criticism has been anthologized in China and the Humanities: At the Crossroads of the Human and the Humane, published by New Directions in the Humanities.  His research interests include late 19th century and early 20th century British Literature, writing pedagogy, and creative writing.   

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Prof. John Corbett

Prof. John Corbett is a Professor in the ELLS Programme. He has an MA (Hons) in English and Scottish Literature and a PhD in English Language from Glasgow University and an MA in English from the University of New Brunswick. He was previously a Professor of Applied Language Studies at Glasgow University and a Professor of English at the University of Macau, as well as a Visiting Professor in the Department of Modern Languages at the University of São Paulo. He has published widely in a number of research areas, including intercultural language education, Scottish literary and linguistic studies, corpus linguistics, and translation studies.  

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Dr. XU Xi

Dr. Xi XU is an Assistant Professor in the ELLS Programme at UIC. He received his BA in English language and literature from Peking University and his PhD in Cross-cultural Studies in English from the University of Hong Kong. His doctoral research was on interactions between British left-wing writers and Chinese intellectuals in the fields of modern literature, politics, and science. He teaches Introduction to the Study of Literature, Survey of British Literature, Travel Writing, Children’s Literature, and World Literature in English at UIC. His research interests include travel writing, British modernism, children’s literature, and comparative literature.   

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Dr. Paul Woolridge

Dr. Paul Andrew Woolridge is an Assistant Professor in the English Language and Literature Studies Programme at UIC. He holds a BA in English from the University of California at Berkeley, an MA in Comparative Literature from University College London, and received his PhD in English Literature from the University of Cambridge. Dr. Woolridge specializes in the history of literary criticism and theory, with a particular emphasis on the function and role of intellectuals in the twentieth century. Prior to joining UIC, Dr. Woolridge held appointments at Northeastern University, New York University Shanghai, and Habib University, where he was director of the Arzu Programme for literature and regional languages. His work has been published in a number of academic journals, including The Cambridge Quarterly and Journal of the History of Ideas. His research areas include topics in cultural criticism, transatlantic modernism, and literature and philosophy.

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Dr. Jackie Yeoh 

Dr. Jackie Yeoh is an Assistant Professor in the ELLS Programme at UIC and teaches English as a World Language, English for Specific Purposes and Contrastive Error Analysis. She graduated with a PhD in Applied Linguistics awarded by Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. Her doctoral research focused on the analysis of authentic email communication between professionals at work in New Zealand and Malaysia. She is also a professionally certified corporate trainer with the Department for Training & Education, South Australia (DETAFE) and the Malaysian Human Resource Department. Before joining UIC, she taught Business Communication, Academic English for Second Language Learners and Writing English courses in New Zealand. Her main interests include pragmatics, workplace discourse and Language for Specific Purposes.

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Dr. Juyoung Lee

Dr. Juyoung Lee is an Assistant Professor in the ELLS Programme at UIC. She teaches Introduction to the Study of Language, Language Teaching Methodology, and Curriculum Development and Materials Design. She received her PhD in Linguistics from the University of Texas at Arlington, USA. Her doctoral research was on psycholinguistics and second language acquisition. In her PhD dissertation, she examined both monolingual and bilingual speakers’ English processing in online sentence comprehension. She received her MA in TESL/Applied Linguistics at Iowa State University, USA. Originally from South Korea, she also received her MA in Linguistics at Sogang University. Her research interests include second language acquisition, psycholinguistics, corpus linguistics and bilingualism (bilingual sentence processing).

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Dr. Benjamin Barber 

Dr. Benjamin Barber is an Assistant Professor in the Programme of English Language and Literature Studies. Benjamin received his Ph.D. in 2016 from the University of Ottawa. His dissertation explored Byron’s use of Shakespeare’s representations of desire in Byron’s prose, poetry, and plays, especially as they react to the social and political changes wrought by the French Revolution. Tracing Byron’s Shakespeare-derived intuitions of desire’s imitative nature, his research charted the implications of the two poet’s relationship within the European transition from the sacral-monarchical order to market society. His current research interests include the Shelley studies, Spinoza studies, mimetic theory, generative anthropology, affect theory and the work of Ernest Gellner. 

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Dr. Seongyong Lee 

Dr. Seongyong Lee is an Assistant Professor in the ELLS programme at UIC. He received his doctoral degree in Second Language Education from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He obtained his BA and MA in English and English Linguistics from Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Seoul, South Korea. His doctoral dissertation concerns the social acquisition of English by the Korean Speech Community and its application to English language policy. His research interest lies in intercultural communication, conversation analysis, World English(es), and second language writing. Recently, he is working on technology-based language learning, especially the use of speech recognition technology for teaching English pronunciation. He is also conducting research on the effect of task complexity on the efficacy of reformulation and models as written feedback methods for developing L2 students’ academic writing skills.  

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Dr. Sadie Chandler 

Dr. Sadie Chandler is an Assistant Professor in the Programme of English Language and Literature Studies. She received her Ph.D. in Theatre and Performance Studies from the University of Missouri, M.A. from Washington State University, and B.A. from Central Methodist University. Before coming to UIC, she held professorships in United States and East Asia. Her current research interests include dramatic literature, devised performance, cultural studies, and writing for performance.  

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Dr. Freek Olaf de Groot 

Dr. Freek Olaf de Groot is an Assistant Professor in the ELLS program at UIC. He received his Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics from the University of Reading. His research focuses on mediated discourse analysis, multimodality and digital literacy development with a particular interest in English language teacher education. Recent publications have explored how learners make use of digital technology outside the classroom and its potential for in-class English learning and teaching. Before joining UIC he was Director of Language of Language Center at the Asian Institute of technology in Bangkok and taught at the University of Reading, UK, City University of Hong Kong and Thammasat University in Bangkok, Thailand. In addition to his academic work, he has worked on various international teacher training projects and professional development initiatives for English language education.  

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Dr. Seino van Breugel  

Dr. Seino van Breugel obtained his PhD in Linguistics from La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia in 2009. The thesis received an honorable mention in the Pāṇini Award contest of 2011. He is specialized in languages of Northeast India, in particular Atong (Tibeto-Burman) and Lyngam (Austroasiatic). His Grammar of Atong and a bundle of glossed and annotated texts in that language have been published by Brill. Dr van Breugel has published several other books as well as articles on both linguistic and anthropological aspects of the Atong and Lyngam. His linguistic research is based on primary data collected during immersion fieldwork in the language communities in India. In 2006, Dr van Breugel obtained a CELTA certificate from International House in Bangkok. His career is in both Linguistics as well as EAP, EFL, ESL and Dutch as Second Language in various countries around the world, viz. Australia, Thailand, the U.K., India, the Netherlands and, now, China.  

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Dr. Annise LAM  

Dr. Annise LAM is an Assistant Professor in the ELLS Programme at UIC. She received her PhD in English from City University of Hong Kong. Her dissertation analyses the supernatural writings and fantasy fiction of four women novelists from British and Japanese cultures, including the ghost narratives of Florence Marryat and Vernon Lee from the late Victorian period and the novels and short stories written between the 1960s and the 1970s by the Japanese writers Enchi Fumiko and Ōba Minako. She obtained an MA in Literary and Cultural Studies at the University of Hong Kong and a BA in English at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She taught English in local schools and universities in Hong Kong and spent two years teaching English to Japanese students at Ritsumeikan University in the city of Kyoto. Her research interest includes Victorian and Japanese literature, gender theories and comparative literary studies.  

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Ms. Melody Feng 

Ms. Melody Feng is an instructor in the ELLS Programme. She completed her B.A. in English Studies at the University of Macau and her M.A in English at the University of Sydney, Australia. Her main interests are in Bilingualism and postcolonial literature.

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Ms. Lily Liu 

Ms. Lily Liu, M.A. in Educational Studies, is an instructor in the ELLS Programme. She got her B.A. in English Teaching and Translation at Hunan Normal University and her M.A. from York University in the U.K. Her major interest lies in effective teaching methods in Higher Education as well as applied translation theories.

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Ms. Joye Li

Ms. Joye Li is an assistant instructor of ELLS Programme. She received her BA in Contemporary English Language and Literature in BNU-HKNU United International College and completed MSc in TESOL at the University of Edinburgh. He research falls within the fields of Teaching English to Young Learners, Language Awareness, and Educational Neuroscience.

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Ms. Erin Zhou 

Ms. Erin Zhou is an assistant instructor of ELLS programme. She got her BA in Comtemporary English Language and Literature in BNU-HKNU united International college, and her MSc in TESOL in University in Edinburgh. Her interest is Material Evaluation and Adaptation.

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Ms. Cindy Chen

Ms. Cindy Chen is an assistant instructor in the ELLS programme. She completed her BA in TESL(Teaching English as a Second Language) at BNI-HKBU-United International College. She received her MA in Applied Linguistics from University College London (UCL). Her research interest lies in Bilingualism and Bilingual education.

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Ms. Frida Li

Ms Frida Li is an assistant instructor in ELLS programme. She received her BA in Contemporary English Literature and Language from BNU-HKBU United International College and MA in Comparative Literature from University College London (UCL). Her main research interests were feminist studies and crime fiction.

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Ms. Shelley Huo

Ms. Shelley Huo is an assistant instructor in the ELLS Programme. She completed B.A in Teaching English as a second language at United International College (UIC) and M.A in Educational Assessment at University College London (UCL). Her research interest lies in educational assessment management and policies as well as E-assessment.

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