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Dr. Letty Chan


  • BSc in Psychology, The University of Reading
  • PGDE (Major in TESOL, minor in Music), The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • MPhil in English Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • PhD in Applied linguistics, The University of Nottingham

Letty has been teaching English-related courses in various universities both in Hong Kong and the UK since 2007. Prior to joining CAES in 2019, she was a teacher educator, teaching TESOL methodology courses to pre- and in-service English teachers. She is currently teaching academic literacies and professional communication to undergraduate and postgraduate students. She is also the programme coordinator of the English-in-the-Discipline courses for Faculty of Medicine and Faculty of Dentistry.

Other Major Administrative Roles:

Programme Coordinator, English-in-the Discipline courses for Faculty of Medicine and Faculty of Dentistry

Board member, Faculty of Medicine

Board member, Faculty of Dentistry


Selected Publications / Presentations:

  • Wang, W.F., Chan, L., Scanlon, S., Datwani, D., Cheung, A., & Singh, G. (2023). Panel Discussion: English for medical communication: Perceptions and experiences of course designers and classroom teachers. 2023 Global English Education China Assembly, City University of Macau.
  • Chan, L. (2016). The dynamic interplay of the ideal self, mental imagery and context: A language learner’s journey of success. In J. King (Ed.), Context and the learner in second language learning (pp. 29-46). Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Dörnyei, Z., & Chan, L. (2013). Motivation and vision: An analysis of L2 self images and imagery capacity across two target languagesLanguage Learning, 63(3), 437-462.
  • Chan, L. (2012). Christian language professionals (CLPs) and integrated vision: The stories of four educators. In M. S. Wong, C. Kristjansson & Z. Dörnyei (Ed.), Christian faith and English language teaching and learning: Research on the interrelationship of religion and ELT (pp. 206-222). New York: Routledge.

Grants / Awards / Other Achievements:

  • Project member. Medical Terminology Web: Self-learning Resources for Healthcare Professionals”. Knowledge Exchange Impact Project Grant (Completed in June 2023).
  • Co-investigator. “Are you Ready for your Profession: Promoting Innovative Experiential Learning for Clinical Professionalism through Reflective Practice”, Teaching Development Grant (HK$99,505), The University of Hong Kong. (June 2020 – May 2022).

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