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Dr Hebe M H Wong

BPhil, MEd, PhD


Contact Information

Office: LI-4251
Phone:   (852) 3442 6955
Fax:   (852) 3442 0165
Email: hebe.wong@cityu.edu.hk

Research Interests

  • Second language acquisition
  • Psychology of Learning / Reading Strategy
  • Metacognition
  • Writing-across-the-curriculum

Hebe Wong joined City University in the 1990s and has served as course leader for language courses for both part-time and full-time associate degree and undergraduate students since then. Her research interests include metacognitive reading strategies, peer reviewing, English-across-the curriculum and blended learning. She has received small-scale research grants, Teaching Development Grants and funding from University Grant Committee to investigate these topics.

Over the past few years, Hebe has been actively involved in developing online self-access materials to support academic writing for Engineering students. She has been the president of the Hong Kong Association for Self-access Learning and Development (HASALD- https://hasald.wordpress.com/) from 2006-2009 and from 2014 to 2018.

Research Grant

Types of Grant Title Value Status Role
Teaching Development Grant(CityU) No: 6000336 Evaluating the Effectiveness of Implementing English-across-the Curriculum (EAC) initiatives in the Electronic Engineering (EE) syllabus. (2010) HKD$99,000 Completed Principal Investigator
Teaching Development Grant(CityU) No: 6000343 Supporting a Hybrid Language Course (2012) HKD$99,000 Completed Principal Investigator
UGC Funded project in collaboration with PolyU and Baptist U Supporting and developing students’ English literacy practices in the disciplines (LITERACY) https://literacy.elc.polyu.edu.hk/engineering/student HKD$2.33m Completed Co-Investigator
UGC Funded project in collaboration with HKU and PolyU Online Project for the Involvement of University Speaking (OPTIMUS) https://optimus.hku.hk/home/ HKD$2.33m Completed Co-Investigator
UGC Funded project in collaboration with HKU and PolyU Online Support for Academic Writing for the Engineering Curriculum (OSAWEC) https://osawec.elc.cityu.edu.hk/repo/ HKD$4.97m Completed Principal Investigator


Journal Articles

  • Wong, H. & Storey, P. (2006). Knowing and doing in the ESL Writing Class. Language Awareness, 15, (2), 283-300.
  • Wong, H. (2011). Enhancing Learner Autonomy in an ON-line Editing Programme. Studies in Self-Access Learning (SiSsal), 2(3), 153-169.
  • Dureshahwar, L. S, Garner, S., Wong, H., Chan, L, Chen, J. (2016). English across the curriculum: Fostering collaboration”. The 5th CLC International Symposium, 25 May 2016 - 27 May 2016, Singapore. Conference proceedings.

Conference Presentation

  1. Wong, H. (2018) Perceived Importance of Self-Access Centre Resources: A Comparative Study of Would-Be and Current University Student Perceptions in Hong Kong. (Paper presented in the European Conference on Language Learning 2018, June 29- July 1, 2018, Brighton, UK)
  2. Wong, H & Chan , W. S (2017). Supporting academic writing for post-graduate Engineering students: a Hong Kong example. (Paper presented in the 9th Conference of the European Association for Teaching Academic Writing. June 19 to 21, 2017) London, UK.
  3. Wong, H. (2016) Writing across the Engineering Curriculum Insights and concerns. (Paper presented in Korea Association of Teachers of English (KATE) 2016 International Conference. July 7-8. Seoul)
  4. 4. Wong, H. (2016). Writing for Postgraduate Engineering: A Comparative Study of Students and Teacher’s Perspectives. (Paper presented in ICFLTAL 2016: 18th International Conference on foreign Language teaching and Applied Linguistics. Aug 18-19, 2016) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Best presentation Award).