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School of General Education and Languages

Academic Staff

Research interests

  • Child language acquisition
  • Literacy development in children
  • Language delays and disorders in Chinese children
  • Bilingualism in Chinese communities
  • Second language acquisition of Chinese and English
  • Clinical linguistics
  • Cantonese linguistics

Dr CHAU Man Lut

Associate Professor

mlchau@vtc.edu.hk

Research interests

  • Modern and Contemporary Chinese Literature
  • Chinese Literature of Hong Kong
  • Creative Writing

Research interests

  • Development of resources for teaching and learning Science
  • Problem-based/outcome-based learning pedagogy
  • Biology and genetics of pathogenic microorganisms
  • Oral health and diseases
  • Protein engineering and structural studies of industrial enzymes

Research interests

  • Teaching English as a second language (ESL) for Chinese learners
  • Second language acquisition
  • Pedagogical strategy
  • Adaptation from HKDSE to academic writing

Research interests

  • Course Development for General Science Education
  • Outcome-based Education
  • Creativity and Inventive Problem Solving
  • Plant Biology, Genetics and Development
  • Protein Trafficking in Plant Cells

Research interests

  • Contrastive Language Studies (Cantonese/Putonghua/English)
  • Language Testing & Assessment
  • Translation Studies
  • ICT in Teaching & Learning

Research interests

  • Political History of Hong Kong
  • Political Parties in Postwar Hong Kong
  • Relationship between the Hong Kong Colonial and British Governments
  • Music and Politics
  • Hong Kong Popular Music

Research interests

  • Discourse analysis
  • English for academic legal purposes
  • Language teaching for specific purposes
  • Second language acquisition
  • Teaching English as a second language

Research interests

  • Chinese Linguistics and Language Acquisition
  • Language Testing and Assessment
  • Vocational Chinese curriculum design

Research interests

  • Social and cultural history of Hong Kong
  • History and culture of modern China
  • Constructivist museum and curatorship
  • Museum and social inclusion
  • Museum in identity construction

Research interests

  • Yang Jiang Studies
  • Modern Chinese Comedy (1920s-1940s)
  • Female Comedy of Modern China
  • Female Writers of Modern China (1920s-1940s)

Research interests

  • Classical Chinese Literature: Prose and Poetry
  • Classical Literary Criticism
  • Civil Examination in Late Imperial China
  • KeJu Literature (Imperial examination literature)
  • Song and Ming Neo-Confucianism