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Simon Scanlon


  • BA in European Studies, Trinity College Dublin
  • MA in English Language Teaching, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • Certificate in English Language Training, Alpha College, Dublin
  • Doctor of Applied Language Sciences, Hong Kong Polytechnic University (in progress)

Simon spent most of his early life in Ireland, graduating in European Studies with Italian major from Trinity College Dublin. Upon arriving in Hong Kong 2007, he began teaching general English, IELTS, and language training for the retail and hospitality sectors. He completed the Master’s in English Language Teaching (MAELT) at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2013 and joined CAES immediately after.  His main teaching focus at the CAES is on English for medicine and healthcare, and he now acts as a deputy coordinator after having taught all five courses of the Centre’s courses for the Faculty of Medicine.

Outside of academic and professional English, his interests include the use of informal registers such as swearing, casual discourse markers, and African American English​. These and other sub-cultures are explored in his popular long-running summer course Know Your Bae From Your Boo.

Office: Room 6.10

Telephone: 3917 7222

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