As a former educator in Hong Kong with IT leadership experience in schools, I help ed-tech companies make products that teachers and learners will actually use.
Key achievements:
• Winner, Stanford Digital Learning Design Challenge
• Stanford GSE Fellowship (Merit-based scholarship)
• Bei Shan Tang Foundation Scholarship (Full-ride scholarship for graduate studies at Stanford University)
• CUHK Outstanding Students Award (Top 0.6% in The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
• Cheng Ming Award (Top student in New Asia College)
• Outstanding Teaching Practice Award at Faculty of Education, CUHK (Top student in cohort)

Honors & Awards

  • Stanford Digital Learning Design Challenge Design Award, Stanford Accelerator for Learning (December 2022)
  • Stanford GSE Fellowship, Stanford University (February 2022)
  • Bei Shan Tang Foundation Scholarship Tenable at Stanford University 2022/23, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (June 2022)
  • Outstanding Students Award, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (September 2018)
  • Cheng Ming Award, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (July 2018)

Education & Certifications

  • BA & BEd (First Class Honours), The Chinese University of Hong Kong, English Studies & English Language Education (2018)

Service, Volunteer and Community Work

  • Co-Founder, Acceptance For All Educators (6/1/2021 - 8/31/2022)

    I organized a series of talks and meetups to promote diversity and inclusion in school environments across local and international schools in Hong Kong.


    Hong Kong

Personal Interests

Pop music, Gaming, Reading, Drag Race, Memes

Research Interests

  • Collaborative Learning
  • Motivation
  • Professional Development
  • Secondary Education
  • Technology and Education

Current Research and Scholarly Interests

I am interested in developing an application which provides immediate feedback to intermediate learners of English as a Second Language (ESL) who are interested in improving their speaking with the help of AI. This application will address several issues in learning and teaching, including but not limited to: importance of conversational practice and feedback in ESL learning; ESL learners' lack of support outside of classroom; lack of manpower; teachers' workload; and modeling and peer feedback.

Work Experience

  • English Teacher, Shatin Tsung Tsin Secondary School (9/1/2018 - 8/31/2020)


    Hong Kong

  • English Teacher, Tung Wah Group of Hospitals Mrs. Wu York Yu Memorial College (9/1/2020 - 7/31/2021)


    Hong Kong

  • English and Computer & Technology Teacher, Ho Fung College (Sponsored by Sik Sik Yuen) (9/1/2021 - 8/31/2022)


    Hong Kong

All Publications

  • Online Language Teaching during the COVID-19 Pandemic – What Has and Hasn’t Worked? The 19th Asia TEFL International Conference Cheng, C. 2021
  • Language Across the Curriculum in support of English Language Education – Challenges and Possibilities in the Hong Kong context The International Conference on English Language Education in the Chinese Context Cheng, C. 2018
  • Effectiveness of Pop Songs in Enhancing ESL Learners’ Intrinsic Motivation The 16th Asia TEFL International Conference Cheng, C. 2018
  • The Online Community of Practice Co-constructed by EFL Teachers: Case Studies from Hong Kong, China and South Korea TESOL International Convention & English Language Expo 2017 Cheng, C., Park, M. 2017