Yvonne Loong   

Yvonne Loong

Senior Lecturer
Senior Fellow (Higher Education Academy, UK)

Tel  3943 8731


After receiving her BA (Hons) in Language and Communication and Certificate in Education (major in English), Yvonne studied MA in English Language Teaching at the University of Warwick (UK) and later completed her Ph.D with the Department of English, City University of Hong Kong.  Prior to joining the Independent Learning Centre of CUHK, Yvonne worked at the University of Hong Kong (HKU), National University of Singapore (NUS) and two other local universities.  She has been involved in teaching research postgraduates Thesis Writing, and MA students applied linguistics courses including Research Methods and Vocabulary Teaching & Learning. Yvonne has also taught undergraduate English enhancement courses for many faculties such as Business, Dentistry, Education and Engineering.  Yvonne’s academic and research interests include English for academic/specific purposes, writer identity, vocabulary learning and independent learning.

Selected Publications

“Behind an engaging Zoom workshop on oral defence: Teacher's and administrator's voices” [Blog post]. Teaching Connections: Advancing Discussions about Teaching. Centre for Development of Teaching and Learning, National University of Singapore, 2020. Available: https://blog.nus.edu.sg/teachingconnections/2020/05/19/behind-an-engaging-zoom-workshop-on-oral-defence-teachers-and-administrators-voices/ (with MLC Sadorra).

“Online Learning of Reflective Journal Writing in Tertiary Education” in Proceeding of the 18th European Conference on e-Learning (ECEL), 2019 (with K Holm, J Yeung, M Yu, R Ho and F Chao).

“Promoting Intercultural Communication via a Series of Online Micro-learning Modules” in Proceeding of the 15th European Conference on e-Learning (ECEL), 2016 (with P Assier).

“Promoting Learner Awareness and Autonomy Using an Online Learning Platform for University Chinese” in Proceeding of the 15th European Conference on e-Learning (ECEL), 2016 (with F Chao).

“A Study of Vocabulary Learning Strategies Adopted by Dentistry Students in Hong Kong In Learning Specialized Dental Vocabulary” Asian ESP Journal, 8(3), 28-49, 2012. (with LSW Chan).

“The Business Communication Assessment (BCA) and its Curriculum Implications” in Proceeding for Enhancing Learning Experiences in Higher Education: International Conference, 2010 http://www.cetl.hku.hk/conference2010/conf_proc.htm  (with E Christopher).

“Authorship as Understood by Postgraduates in the University of Hong Kong: An Exploratory Study” Plagiary, 3(8), 2008.

“Using Case-based Learning to Enhance Awareness of Communication Principles:  An Exploratory Study” Reflections on English Language Teaching, Vol.4,  2005. (with S Nerney).

“Using Case-based Learning (CBL) in a Communication Skills Course” Ideas on Teaching, Vol.3, 2005. (with S Nerney).

“Getting Ready for Case-based Learning (CBL): Practical Tips” Ideas on Teaching, Vol.3, 2005. (with S Nerney).

“In Search of the Criteria for Evaluating a Learners’ Dictionary” in (Eds.)  Roger Berry, Barry Asker, Ken Hyland and Martha Lam. Language Analysis, Description and Pedagogy, 2005. (with AYW Chan).

“The First Year Experience Goes Global: Hong Kong Experience” The Freshman Year Experience, Vol. 10, No. 1, 1997.

 All About Meetings. Prentice Hall: Singapore, 1997. (with C Ng, E Tang and J Radcliffe).