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Dr Lindsay Miller

Associate Professor

Contact Information

Office: Y7631 AC1
Phone: 34428854
Fax: 34420288
Email: enlinds@cityu.edu.hk
Dr Lindsay Miller has worked at CityU since 1990. He has been responsible for designing, developing and teaching a wide variety of courses in the Department of English. In the area of English for Specific Purposes Lindsay has taught mainly 'English for Science' courses. In undergraduate courses he teaches mostly listening and speaking proficiency skills and conceptual courses on learner strategies. The postgraduate courses he teaches are mainly concerned with such topics as learner autonomy and critical pedagogy. Lindsay's main areas of research have focused on self-access language learning, academic listening, and English for Science and Technology. He has co-authored two books in these areas for Cambridge University Press, Establishing Self-Access: From Theory To Practice (1999) and Second Language Listening: Theory and Practice (2005). He is a founding member of the Hong Kong Association of Self-Access Learning and Development (HASALD), and over the past twelve years he has been invited to give lectures, seminars and workshops in Hong Kong, Thailand, Malaysia, Korea, Pakistan, Spain, the UK, and the USA. Apart from his teaching and research, Lindsay has also held two main administrative posts, as Associate Head of The English and Communication Department (2003-2005), and Associate Dean (Undergraduate Curriculum) in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (2005-2008).

Publication Show All Publications Show Prominent Publications


  • Hafner, C. , Li, D. CS. & Miller, L. (2016). 1. 2016 Language Choice between Peers in Project-Based Learning: A Hong Kong Case Study of English Language Learners’ Plurilingual Practices in Out-of-Class Computer-Mediated Communication. Canadian Journal of Modern Languages. 71(4). 441 - 470.
  • Miller, L. & Richards, J. C. (2016). Collaborative script writing for a digital media project. Writing and Pedagogy. 8 (1). 214 - 228.
  • Miller, Lindsay. (2014). Academic Listening in a Second Language Context: An Asian Perspective. Asian Journal of Applied Linguistics. 1(1). 64 - 75.
  • Miller, Lindsay. , Ng, Connie. & Hafner, Christoph, A. (2014). Enhancing Creativity in Higher Education: A Digital Video Project for Hong Kong University Science Students. International Journal of Innovation in ELT & Research. 3(1). 1 - 17.
  • Miller, Lindsay. & Gardner, David. (2014). The Management Skills of SALL Managers. SiSAL Journal. 4(4). 236 - 252.
  • Miller, Lindsay. & Gardner, David. (2013). Self-access managers: An emerging community of practice. System. 41. 817 - 828.
  • Miller, Lindsay. & Hafner, Christoph. A. (2012). Project-based learning in a technologically-enhanced learning environment for second language learners: Students’ perceptions. E-Learning and Digital Media. 9(2). 183 - 195.
  • Miller, Lindsay. & He, D. (2011). English teacher preference in a World Englishes context: The case of China's non-English major students. World Englishes. 30/3. 428 - 443.
  • Miller, Lindsay. & Hafner, Christoph. (2011). Fostering learner autonomy in English for Science: A collaborative digital video project in a technological learning environment. Language Learning & Technology. 15/3. 201 - 223.
  • Miller, Lindsay. (2009). Engineering lectures in a second language: What factors facilitate students' listening comprehension?. Asian EFL Journal. 11/2. 8 - 30.
  • Miller, Lindsay. , Hopkins, Mark. & Tsang, Elza. (2007). Establishing a self-access centre in a secondary school. English Language Teaching Journal. 61/3. 220 - 227.
  • Miller, Lindsay. (2007). Issues in lecturing in a second language: Lecturer's behaviour and students' interpretations. Studies in Higher Education. 32/6. 747 - 760.
  • Miller, Lindsay. (2002). Towards a model for lectures in a second language. Journal of English for Academic Purposes. 1/2. 145 - 162.


  • Hafner, Christoph. & Miller, Lindsay. (2018). English in the Disciplines: A Multidimensional Model for ESP Course Design. London:  Routledge.
  • Gardner, David. & Miller, Lindsay. (2014). Managing Self-Access Language Learning. Hong Kong:  City University Press. 978-962-937-213-6.
  • Miller, Lindsay. (2007). Autonomy in the Classroom: Learner Autonomy 9. Dublin:  Authentik Language Learning Resources.
  • Flowerdew, John. & Miller, Lindsay. (2005). Second Language Listening: Theory and Practice. New York:  Cambridge University Press (Translated into Basque 2008).
  • Gardner, David. & Miller, Lindsay. (1999). Establishing Self-Access: From Theory To Practice. Cambridge:  Cambridge University Press.

Book Chapter

  • Miller, L. (2017). Technical Communication. Curriculum Development in Language Teaching. (pp. 104 - 107). Cambridge. Cambridge University Press.
  • Miller, L. (2017). Sports Communication. Curriculum Development in Language Teaching. (pp. 191 - 195). Cambridge. Cambridge University Press.
  • Hafner, C. A. , Miller, L. & Ng, C. FK. (2017). Creativity and Digital Literacies in Enlgish for Specific Purposes. Essential Comeptencies for English-medium University Teaching. (pp. 111 - 124). Switzerland. Springer.
  • Miller, Lindsay. & Hafner, Christoph. A. (2014). Taking Control: A digital video project for English for Science students. Language learning beyond the classroom. (pp. 213 - 222). New York. Routledge. 978-0-415-71315-3.
  • Miller, Lindsay. & Flowerdew, John. (2014). Dimensions of Academic Listening. Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language. (pp. 90 - 103). Boston. National Geographic Learning. 978-1-111-35169-4.
  • Miller, Lindsay. (2014). English for Science and Technology. The Routledge Handbook of Language and Professional Communication. (pp. 304 - 320). London. Routledge/Taylor Francis. 978-0-415-67619-9.
  • Miller, Lindsay. & Flowerdew, John. (2012). Testing Listening. The Cambridge Guide to Second Language Assessment. (pp. 225 - 233). Cambridge. Cambridge University Press.
  • Miller, Lindsay. & Gardmer, D. (2011). Managing Self-access Language Learning: Principles and practice. System. (pp. 78 - 89).
  • Miller, Lindsay. (2009). Reflective lesson planning: Promoting learner autonomy in the classroom. Maintaining Control: Autonomy and Language Learning. (pp. 109 - 124). Edited by Richard Pemberton, Sarah Toogood and Andy Barfield. Hong Kong. Hong Kong University Press.

Last update date : 22 Aug 2017