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Dr. Clarence Wang


  • BA in English, Hebei Teachers’ University
  • MA in Linguistics, Beijing Foreign Studies University
  • PhD in Applied Linguistics, The University of Hong Kong

Prior to joining CAES, Clarence taught English at Beijing Foreign Studies University and researched into effective language teachers with China National Research Center for Foreign Language Education. At CAES, Clarence first worked on his doctoral study exploring teachers’ beliefs and practices, and upon graduation in 2008, he started teaching full-time at the Centre. At undergraduate level, he teaches academic and professional English courses to students of a range of disciplines, including arts, business, education, engineering, law, medicine, and science; at postgraduate level, he teaches Language Teacher Development¬†and¬†Thesis Writing, and supervises MA dissertations in Applied Linguistics. Currently, Clarence is Program Coordinator of English courses for Faculty of Medicine and Faculty of Dentistry after serving this role for Faculty of Education for over five years. His research interests include English for Academic/Specific Purposes (EAP/ESP) and language teacher development.

Professional Affiliations:

TESOL International Association

Other Major Administrative Roles:

  • Program Coordinator, English-in-the-Discipline courses for Faculty of Medicine and Faculty of Dentistry
  • Member, Faculty of Medicine Board of Examiners
  • Member, Graduate School Examiners’ Committee
  • Member, Faculty of Arts Board

Selected Publications / Presentations:

  • Wang, W.F., Leung, P., & Jhaveri, A. (2020).¬† Developing four English-in-the-Discipline courses for university studies in Hong Kong. In Y. Sun, L. Li., & H. Cai. (eds.). Asian Research on English for Specific Purposes (pp.23-43). Singapore: Springer.
  • Wang, W.F. (2019). English Language Support for University Studies: The Experience of HKU. Paper presented at 2019 TESOL International Association China Assembly, Hanghzou, China.
  • Leung, P., & Wang, W.F. (2018). Systematic Scaffolding for Student Success: Effective Pedagogical Practices in Academic Literacy Classrooms. Paper presented at Co-Constructing Excellence: Recognizing, Scaffolding and Building Excellence in University Learning and Teaching. The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

Grants / Awards / Other Achievements:

  • 2019 Continuing Professional Development Grant
  • 2017 Continuing Professional Development Grant
  • 2015 Continuing Professional Development Grant

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Telephone: 3917 2041

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