Dr. CHAN, Joshua H
PhD in Education (University of Cambridge, UK)
PgDE in English Language Teaching (University of Hong Kong)
MSc in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition (University of Oxford, UK)
BA in Teaching English as a Second Language (City University of Hong Kong)
Assistant Professor, Department of Education Studies
Academic & Professional Experience
|2014 – Present||Assistant Professor, Department of Education Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University|
|2013 – 2014||Lecturer (part-time), Department of Education Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University|
|2013 – 2014||Lecturer (part-time), Division of Languages and Communication, Community College of City University of Hong Kong|
|2007 – 2010||Assistant Language Instructor, Centre for Applied English Studies, The University of Hong Kong|
|2006 – 2007||Assistant Lecturer, Hang Seng School of Commerce (now Hang Seng University of Hong Kong)|
- Task-based learning
- Phonetics and phonology
- Vocabulary learning and teaching
- Academic literacy
Ho, S. K., Chan, H., Chan , E. S.-S., Fung, K. K., & Hung, S. S. L. (2021). A preliminary psychometric investigation of a Chinese version of the Engaged Teachers Scale (C-ETS). Frontiers in Education, 6(208). Doi: 10.3389/feduc.2021.676835.
Chan, H., Cheuk, H. N. J., & Li, Y. X. (Computer application; 2021). A multi-modal Speaking App that introduces primary school pupils to the world of English poetry and intonation.
Web app: https://app.poetryreading.org
Chan, H. & Cheuk, H. N. J. (2020). Revisiting the notion of ESL: A corpus-based analysis of English textbook instructional language. Ampersand (by Elsevier). DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amper.2020.100066.
Chan, H. (2020). A corpus-based approach to comparing English textbook pedagogies: The case of Hong Kong and the People’s Republic of China. Pedagogies: An international journal (by Taylor & Francis). Doi.org/10.1080/1554480X.2020.1763799.
Chan, H. (2019). Using pitch and length information to assess speech prosody: A parallel approach. English Teaching & Learning (by Springer). DOI: 10.1007/s42321-018-0017-1.
Chan, H. (2018). Awareness issues in the learning of multiword patterns. ISTEL 2018 International Symposium on Teaching, Education, and Learning, Seoul, 6-8 July 2018.
Chan, H. (2018). A method of prosodic assessment: Insights from a singing workshop. Cogent Education (by Taylor & Francis), 5, 1. DOI: 10.1080/2331186X.2018.1461047.
Chan, H. (2017). Effects of pushed production of single words and multiword patterns on L2 oral fluency: Some evidence from temporal measurements. International Review of Applied Linguistics in Language Teaching (IRAL). DOI: 10.1515/iral-2015-0001.[SCImago Journal Rank: 0.911 (2015) 1st Quartile; Source Normalized Impact per Paper: 0.0.965 (2015); Impact factor: 0.800 (2015)]
Kwan, B.S.C., and Chan, H. (2014). An investigation of source use in the results and the closing sections of empirical articles in Information Systems: In search of a functional-semantic citation typology for pedagogical purposes. Journal of English for Academic Purposes, 14, 29-47. [SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 1.211 (2014) 1st Quartile; Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 1.629 (2014); Impact Factor: 1.019 (2014)]
Kwan, B.S.C., Chan, H. and Lam, C. (2012). Evaluating prior scholarship in literature reviews of research articles: A comparative study of practices in two research paradigms. English for Specific Purposes, 31 (3), 188-201. [SCImago Journal Rank: 1.533 (2014) 1st Quartile; Source Normalized Impact per Paper: 2.115 (2014); Impact factor: 1.659 (2014)]
Chan, H. (2019). A corpus-linguistic approach to comparing English textbook pedagogies: The case of Hong Kong and the People’s Republic of China. Paper presented at the JALT 2019 Summer Language Teaching Symposium (21-23 June 2019), Okinawa, Japan.
Chan, H., Li, Y. X. C., & Choi, T. H. (2019). Sowing in the field: Mentoring through teacher alumni in a community of practice for English language education. Paper presented at the 6th International Language in Focus (LIF): Conference Language, Research, and Teaching in the 21st Century (2-4 May 2019), Dubrovnik, Croatia.
Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, K. H. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium, 30 July – 1 August, Oxford, UK.
Chan, H. (2018). Proposing a method for quantifying speech prosody: Some insights from a singing workshop. Hanyang International Symposium on Phonetics and Cognitive Sciences of Language 2018, 18-19 May, Hanyang University, Korea.
Chan, H. (2016). Assessing learners’ awareness in a multiword approach: What did they notice about what they learnt? 13th International Conference of the Association of Language Awareness, 19-22 July 2016, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna, Austria.
Chan, H. (2015). Pushed production of single words and collocations for enhancing fluency: Some evidence from pausal analyses. 2015 KATE International Conference, 29 August 2015. The Korea Association of Teachers of English, Korea
Chan, H. (2011). Fluency changes and pausal phenomena: Some preliminary results from an interventional study. Second Language Education Group Seminar, 7 December 2011. Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge, UK.
Kwan, B.S.C., Chan, H. and Lam, C. (2011). A pedagogically-motivated study of engagement of prior scholarship in the results, discussion and conclusion sections of research articles. 7th International Symposium on Teaching English at Tertiary Level, 13-14 October 2011. Department of English, Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
Kwan, B.S.C. and Chan, H. (2011). An analysis of evaluations of prior scholarships in research articles of two sub-fields of Information Systems. CERLIS Conference: Genre Variation in English Academic Communication, 23-25 June 2011. University of Bergamo, Italy.
Chan, H. (2011). Exploring the effectiveness of teaching methods incorporating formulaic sequences for L2 oral fluency development: Focusing on methodology. Second Language Education Group Seminar, 14 March 2011. Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge, UK.
Chan, H. (2010) Exploring the effectiveness of teaching lexical phrases for L2 oral fluency. CAES Seminar, 24 March 2010. Centre for Applied English Studies, The University of Hong Kong.
Kwan, B.S.C. and Chan, H. (2009). Producing concordanced materials for learning move-specific language of the CARS model. 5th International Symposium on Teaching English at Tertiary Level, 16-17 October 2009. Department of English, Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
Chan, H. (2009). Exploring the effectiveness of teaching methods incorporating formulaic sequences for L2 oral fluency development. Second Language Education Group Seminar, 28 January 2009. Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge, UK.
GRF (PI) No: 12606221 Investigating the eye-voice relationship for intonation training: A two-part eye-tracking study. Funded by the General Research Fund under the Research Grants Council, HKSAR Government, HKD 651,760 (01/01/2022 – 30/06/2024; 30 months).
SCOLAR (PI, with Choi, T.H.) No: EDB(LE)/P&R/EL/203/11. Adapting task-based pedagogy for students with special educational needs: Training, practising and validation. Funded by the Standing Committee on Language Education and Research (SCOLAR), under Education Bureau, HKSAR Government, HKD 895,660 (01/08/2021 – 31/07/2023; 24 months).
Chan, H, as an HKBU coordinator (Mar 2020 – Dec 2021). Language enhancement at EdUHK and beyond: Fostering a Community of Practice on technology-enhanced language learning and teaching. Funded by the Communities of Practice (CoP) fund, The Education University of Hong Kong. [HKD 1,000,000]
TDG (Co-I) No: T0246: Chen, H. C. (EdUHK), Chan, H. (HKBU), Choi, W. C. (EdUHK), Lin Y. Y. (EdUHK) & Tian, J. X. (EdUHK). Development of a flipped corpus-aided spoken English training platform for Chinese learners of English. Funded by the Teaching Development Fund (TDG), The Education University of Hong Kong, HKD 330,000 (01/12/2020 – 31/05/2022).
ITB/FBL (PI, with Li, Y. X., Chen, H. C., Wong, W. L., & Deng, L. P.). No: ITB/FBL/5021/19/P. A multi-modal Speaking App that introduces primary school pupils to the world of English poetry and intonation. Funded by Fund for Better Living, under Innovation and Technology Bureau, HKSAR Government, HKD 2,999,200 (01/12/2019-30/11/2022).
IELTS (Co-I, with Wong, W. L., Chow, W. Y., & Chan, H. (2018). Connected speech in IELTS Listening and Speaking tests: Types, amount and level of difficulty. Funded by IELTS Joint-Funded Research Awards. [Pound Sterling £19,777.34]
Lau, C. S., Tang, K. Y. & Chan, H. (2018). Enhancing the effectiveness of the cross-border study for student teachers’ professional development [TDG/1718/05]. Funded by the Teaching Development Grant, HKBU. [HKD 200,000]
Choi, T. H., Chan, H. & Li, C. X. Y. (2017). A Head Start on teacher professional learning through alumni mentorship [CoP/1718/01]. Funded by the CoP (Communities of Practice) fund from Centre for Holistic Teaching and Learning, HKBU. [HKD 500,000]
Chan, H., Ho, S. K., & Li, K. W. (2015). A data-driven corpus-aided analysis of formulaic patterns in textbooks for learners of different educational contexts [FRG2/14-15/091]: Faculty Research Grant (Category II), Faculty of Social Sciences, HKBU. [HKD 98,900]
Reviewed articles for:
Applied Linguistics; The Asian ESP Journal; English Teaching & Learning; Writing and Pedagogy