An advocate of EdTech and Instructional Design with eclectic experience in secondary English-language teaching, I am currently exploring ways to leverage technology in school settings as a Master's student in the Learning Design and Technology program at Stanford University.
Key achievements:
• CUHK Outstanding Students Award (Top 0.6% in The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
• Cheng Ming Award (Top 0.07% in New Asia College)
• Outstanding Teaching Practice Award at Faculty of Education (Top student in cohort)
• Bei Shan Tang Foundation Scholarship (full-ride scholarship for graduate studies at Stanford University)

Honors & Awards

  • 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 Honors), 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

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 Language and Literature 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 Language and Literature & Computer and 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