Research Projects

External research funding

General Research Fund (GRF), Research Grant Council
Staff name Capacity Project title Duration Amount
Dr. GU Mingyue Michelle PI The interplay of language-in-education policy, language ideology and linguistic practices within discourse of internationalization in higher education – a comparative study 2018-2020 HKD623,992
Dr. GU Mingyue Michelle PI Second Language(s) Learning Motivation and Identity Construction of Ethnic Minority Students in Hong Kong 2014-2016 HKD368,500
Dr. Pauline MAK Co-I Focused written corrective feedback in Hong Kong secondary classrooms 2018-2019 HKD591,992
Dr. John TRENT PI The Identity Construction Experiences of Teachers of English to Young Learners in Mainland China 2019-2021 HKD614,033
Dr. John TRENT PI The identity construction experiences of novice English language teachers in Hong Kong 2016-2018 HKD221,472
Dr. YU Baohua PI Psychological and sociocultural adaptation and experience of international students in Hong Kong 2014-2016 HKD531,750
Dr. YUAN Rui Eric PI Preparing pre-service language teachers to teach critical thinking: An ethnographic case study in Hong Kong 2019-2021 HKD614,740
Early Career Scheme (ECS), Research Grant Council
Staff name Capacity Project title Duration Amount
Dr. YUAN Rui Eric PI Towards an understanding of EFL teacher educators’ expertise in Hong Kong 2018-2019 HKD416,000
Public Policy Research Funding Scheme (PPR), PICO
Staff name Capacity Project title Duration Amount
Dr. GU Mingyue Michelle Co-I Impact of short-term study in mainland China programme on Hong Kong local university students’ intercultural competence, perception and attitude about mainland China, and national identity 2018-2020 HKD594,435

 Public Policy Research Funding Scheme (PPR) (Special Round), PICO

Staff name Capacity Project title Duration Amount
Dr. GU Mingyue Michelle PI A Foucauldian Perspective on Citizenship and Identity (Re) Construction among University Students in Social Movements in Hong Kong. 2020-2020 HKD$458,735
Standing Committee on Language Education and Research (SCOLAR)
Staff name Capacity Project title Duration Amount
Dr. GU Mingyue Michelle PI The Effects of Family Socialisation on Second-Generation South Asian Adolescents in Hong Kong: Academic Identity Construction and Second Language Learning 2018-2020 HKD1,022,200
Dr. ZOU Di PI Multimedia annotations for vocabulary acquisition: Modes, modalities, application, effects and pedagogical implications 2018-2020 HKD774,430.4
Humanities and Social Science Research Grant, China Ministry of Education
Staff name Capacity Project title Duration Amount
Dr. YU Baohua Co-I Learning Autonomy and Cross-border Adaptation of First Year Mainland Students in Hong Kong Universities 2017-2020 RMB10,000
Multi-Year Research Grant (MYRG), University of Macau
Staff name Capacity Project title Duration Amount
Dr. Pauline MAK Co-I Understanding the nature and impact of teacher and peer feedback on student translations in Chinese EFL context: A multiple case study 2017-2019 MOP420,000
Quality Assurance Council (QAC)
Staff name Capacity Project title Duration Amount
Dr. John TRENT Co-I Digital Archive of English Language Learning Histories 2014-2017 HKD1,232,000
World Universities Network (WUN) Project Funding
Staff name Capacity Project title Duration Amount
Dr. GU Mingyue Michelle Co-I Multilingualism & Mobility in the Northern & Southern Hemispheres 2015-2016 HKD120,000
Dr. GU Mingyue Michelle Co-I Negotiating Multilingual Identities in Migrant Professional Contexts 2012-2013 HKD120,000
Other external funds
Staff name Capacity Project title Duration Amount
Dr. John Rogers PI Developing implicit and explicit knowledge of L2 case-marking 2015 USD2,000
Dr. John Rogers PI Spacing effects in L2 vocabulary learning (Gorilla Fund 2020) 2020-2021 USD500

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Internal research funding

Internal Research Grant (IRG), EdUHK
Staff name Capacity Project title Duration Amount
Dr. YU Baohua PI Who Succeeds at University? Modelling Transition Effects of First Year Students’ Learning Experiences and Learning Outcomes at the Education University of Hong Kong 2016-2017 HKD100,000
Dr. YU Baohua PI Toward a multidimensional model of acculturation, willingness to communicate and adaptation: A longitudinal examination on mainland students in Hong Kong Universities 2014-2016 HKD100,000
Dr. ZOU Di PI Developing a personalized vocabulary learning system based on the checklist of technique feature analysis 2017-2018 HKD100,000
Dr. ZOU Di PI A New Approach to Content-based Language Teaching and Learning: Integrating Spherical Video-based Virtual Reality into the Flipped Classroom 2020-2021 HKD150,000
Dr. John ROGERS PI The effects of task-relevant input on L2 interaction, performance, and development. Principle Investigator (Andrea Révész, Co-I) 2020-2021 HKD125,000
Start-up Research Grant, EdUHK
Staff name Capacity Project title Duration Amount
Dr. YU Baohua PI Understanding teacher students learning motivation, strategies and outcomes in Hong Kong and Mainland China 2013-2015 HKD30,000
Dr. ZOU Di PI Reviewing game-based vocabulary learning and vocabulary learning in virtual environments 2017-2018 HKD30,000
Dr. LEE Ju Seong PI Extramural English and language learning outcomes: Cross-cultural comparison between Sweden and Korea 2019-2020 HKD$28,607
Departmental Small-scale Research Grant, EdUHK ELE
Staff name Capacity Project title Duration Amount
Dr. WONG Ming Har Ruth PI Implementing the Secondary English Language Curriculum in Hong Kong under a new era (Phase 2) 2016-2017  
Dr. WONG Ming Har Ruth PI Starting from Scratch: Implementing the Secondary English Language Curriculum in Hong Kong under a new era (Phase 2) 2015-2016 HKD50,000
Dr. WONG Ming Har Ruth PI Starting from Scratch: Implementing the Secondary English Language Curriculum in Hong Kong under a new era (Phase 1) 2014-2015 HKD50,000
Dr. WONG Ming Har Ruth PI Changeable or not? Teacher Beliefs of Chinese EFL teachers on Task-based Learning 2013-2014 HKD30,000
Dr. YU Baohua PI A study on the validity and reliability of contributory factors and outcome indices of non-local students’ adaptation in Hong Kong 2018-2019 HKD50,000
Dr. YU Baohua PI Role of Willingness to Communicate in Adaptation of Asian International Students in Hong Kong Universities: Changes and Causes 2017-2018 HKD50,000
Dr. LEE Ju Seong Co-PI

Exploring the effects of a short-term overseas immersion program: The case of Hong Kong student teachers

2019-2020

HKD50,000

Dr. ZOU Di Co-PI
Dr. Gu Mingyue Michelle Co-PI

An exploratory study on EMI teachers’ professional challenges and needs in Hong Kong

2019-2020

 
HK$50,000
Dr. YUAN Rui Eric Co-PI
Dr. LEE Ju Seong Co-I
Other internal funds
Staff name Capacity Project title Duration Amount
Dr. WONG Ming Har Ruth PI Sorry I can’t help it: The teaching of Vocabulary 2012-2013 HKD30,000
Mr. Sterling Shaffer WU Co-I Unpacking student self-assessment: What are the self-assessment processes and how do they work? 2017-2019 HKD250,000
Dr. ZOU Di PI Generative use of vocabulary in web-based and paper-based collaborative and individual writing 2018-2019 HKD80,000
Dr. YU Baohua PI  Student-developed Digital Video Projects as a Way to Promote Students’ Autonomy and Digital Literacy Skills 2019-2020 HKD70,000