Visit the booking timetable for details on available Language Advice sessions.
Language Advisers are CAES lecturers who provide one-to-one support for students who want help with academic and professional English. They are here to help you achieve your language goals!
Meet your Advisers:
Teaches: EEDD6800 Thesis Writing Workshop/ CAES9423 Academic English for Education Students/ GRSC6020 Introduction to Thesis Writing (The Humanities & Related Disciplines)/ Dr. Aditi Jhaveri has been teaching language, communication and media courses to tertiary students in Hong Kong since 2004. Prior to starting her career in education, she worked for BBC World Service Radio as a news presenter and writer. In the early 2000s, she took up the position of sub-editor for an online media start-up company. Her current research interests include examining the newswriting of L2 writers through Appraisal Linguistics and Systemic Functional Linguistics. in addition to supervising postgraduate students' dissertations, at the CAES, she has been teaching MA courses in Applied Linguistics ('Advanced Research Methods' and 'Pedagogical Grammar'); postgraduate courses offered by the Graduate School ('Thesis Writing' and 'Intensive English'); and undergraduate courses ('Core University English', 'Academic English for Science', and 'Academic English for Education Students'). At the Faculty level, she is involved in an initiative to support the use of gender-neutral language for curriculum design and development, and at the University-wide level, she is working on creating 'Prevention of Sexual Harassment Online Courses' or 'P-SHOCS' for students and staff as well as a MOOC entitled 'Doing Gender and why it Matters'. She is also the recipient of HKU SPACE's Outstanding Teacher Award (2007) and HKU's Postgraduate Fellowship Award (2008).
Teaches: CAES9820 Academic English for Science Students/ CAES9922 Language, Genre and Reports/ CAES1000 (CUE).
Andrea obtained her BA and MA degrees at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. With a passion for language teaching, she pursued another master's degree in TESOL at UCL Institute of Education. Before joining CAES, she worked at universities in Hong Kong, Singapore and the UK and taught various academic and discipline specific English courses. At CAES, she teaches Core University English and Academic English for Science Students.
Teaches: CAES9540 Technical English for Civil Engineering/ CAES9920 Academic Communication for Business and Economics.
Upon graduating with a double degree in BA and BEd, Doris continued her studies at HKU and received her Master of Philosophy degree in Linguistics. Before joining CAES, she taught English and Linguistics courses at various local tertiary institutions. Doris is interested in second and third language acquisition, reading abilities and writing systems.
Teaches: CAES9920 Academic Communication for Business and Economics.
Born and raised in New York, Kevin graduated Baruch College with a BBA in Finance and Investments and a minor in Economics. Afterwards, he worked for the capital markets division at HSBC, advising corporations on loan funding alternatives. After obtaining the CELTA, he taught general and business English for Education First in China. He leveraged this experience to complete his DELTA, which further enhanced his understanding and practice of ELT. Subsequently, he taught at and created materials for primary and secondary schools in Hong Kong.
At CAES, Kevin is actively involved in curriculum and materials design for the English-in-the-discipline course for business students. He has also developed materials for a number of courses at the Centre and is a co-author of the Academic English: Skills for success (2nd ed.) textbook. He is also a member of the Pragmatics Special Interest Group at the centre. His research interests include classroom discourse, pragmatics (specifically linguistic im/politeness), and WhatsApp text messaging during university group projects.
Teaches: CAES1000 (CUE)/ CAES9423 Academic English for Education Students/ CAES9540 Technical English for Civil Engineering/ Academic Writing Workshop for Master of Education Students.
Keith Chau graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong with a BA in English and continued to pursue a PGDE in English at CUHK the year after. He gained an MEd in English at Hong Kong Baptist University. Before joining CAES, he taught at the secondary school level for several years and gained experience in teaching Project Yi Jin at SCE, HKBU. He is currently involved in the development of the English-in-the-Discipline courses for the Faculty of Education in the new 4-year curriculum. His research interests include teacher autonomy, teacher stress and language education.
Teaches: CAES1000 (CUE)/ CAES9740 English for Clinical Clerkships/ ITS English Writing Workshop/ CAES9201 Academic English: Countries and Cultures/ Medical and Dental Terminology Workshop.
Glenda first completed a joint BA (Hons) in Applied Language Studies majoring in French and Spanish in London and began her career in EFL in Kyoto, Japan. She has since worked in Spain, England, Malaysia and Hong Kong. During her teaching career, she has gained extensive experience in EAP, ESP, blended learning, Young Learners, teacher training as well as course design and material writing for exam preparation courses at various organisations such as the British Council, The Hong Kong Institute of Education and City University of Hong Kong. She is now teaching Core University English and writing to undergraduates from various disciplines at CAES. Her main areas of interest are language assessment, EAP, material development and the use of web 2.0 technologies in language learning.
Teaches: CAES9820 Academic English for Science Students/ CAES9721 Academic Communication for Nursing Students/ GRSC6021 Introduction to Thesis Writing (The Sciences & Related Disciplines).
Alice obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics and Translation from the University of Hong Kong. She also completed her doctoral degree in the area of language and health communication in the Centre for the Humanities and Medicine, HKU. Her main research interests include discourse analysis, medical/health communication, and health and nutrition literacy.
Teaches: CAES1000 (CUE).
Upon graduation, Natalie Fong worked as a Senior Research Assistant for the Standing Committee on Language Education & Research (SCOLAR) in the Education and Manpower Bureau of the Government of the HKSAR. She then started her teaching career at the Language Centre of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Currently, she is the coordinator of CAES1000 Core University English, a compulsory English course for Year 1 students. She has also contributed to teaching Second Language Curricula for the Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics. She was also involved in developing materials for English-in-the-Discipline courses for Faculty of Education in the new 4-year curriculum. Her research interests include curriculum development in English for Academic and Specific Purposes, teaching English across curriculum, classroom interaction and second language education.
Teaches: CAES9423 Academic English for Education Students/ CAES9921 Great Speeches: Rhetoric and Delivery/ CAES9120 Communication Course for Architecture Students/ Medical and Dental Terminology Workshop.
I began my teaching career at an English-medium local secondary school upon graduation from the BA&BEd programme at HKU and joined CAES shortly afterwards. I have been involved in developing an English-in-the-discipline course for second year students in the Faculty of Business and Economics as well as a number of other course development initiatives. I teach on the first year general academic English course (Core University English) and an English-in-the-discipline course for second year business and economics majors. Apart from my teaching duties, I serve also as a language proficiency test support (FELPT/LPATE) agent for the Faculty of Education. My research interests include collaborative learning, peer feedback as well as the development of evaluative capacities in academic and professional writing.
Teaches: CAES1000 (CUE)/ CAES9920 Academic Communication for Business and Economics.
Gagan obtained his B.A. in English Studies from City University of Hong Kong. During his undergraduate studies, he accumulated experience in broadcast journalism at SAFRA Radio Singapore, social media promotion at SCMP and language tutoring. Thereafter, he completed his M.A. in Literary and Cultural Studies at The University of Hong Kong. Prior to joining the Centre for Applied English Studies as an Assistant Lecturer, he worked as a research assistant for the Hong Kong Archive of Language Learning, and English teaching assistant at CAES. Gagan is currently teaching undergraduate courses Academic Communication for Business and Economics and Core University English. His academic interests include world literature, film studies, and language, culture and identity.
What can I book?
We provide advising for all of your English language needs! Topics can include:
– English language exams such as IELTS, LPATE, TOEFL, etc.
– Advice on how to improve CVs, cover letters, applications, or university assignments
– Support for long-term goals to improve speaking, writing, listening, and reading
If seeking advice on a specific university assignment, make sure to come to the session with a copy (printed or digital) of your writing and the assignment instructions.