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Dr WONG Ming Har Ruth

Qualifications:
  • BSS (Ohio)
  • PGDE (CUHK)
  • MA (Birmingham)
  • MA (HKBU)
  • EdD (Durham)

 

Contact

Email:

wongmh@ied.edu.hk

Office:
B4-2/F-22 Department of English Language Education 
Hong Kong Institute of Education 
10 Lo Ping Road, Tai Po, Hong Kong
Tel:
2948 8341


Teaching Interests

  • Motivation
  • Curriculum
  • Language Arts
  • Task-based Learning
  • ELT Methods
  • Literature


Research Interests

  • Motivation
  • Teacher Education
  • Curriculum

 

Selected Publications


Paper Presentations at Conferences

  • Wong, R. (June, 2013). The Sustainability of Change in Teacher Beliefs and Practices as a Result of an Overseas Professional Development Course. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English, Discourse and Intercultural Communication, Macao. Macao Polytechnic Institute & Xinjiang Normal University, Macao and Urumqi, China.

  • Wong, R. (April 2013). Motivation to Learn English and Age Differences. Paper presented in 2013 International Symposium on Education and Psychology (ISEP 2013). Knowledge Association of Taiwan, International Business Academics Consortium, & Academy of Taiwan Information Systems Research, Kitakyushu, Japan.

  • Wong, R. (June, 2012). Non native English speaking Novice researchers developing research skills in research community. Paper presented in International Conference: Innovative Research in a Changing and Challenging World. The Australian Multicultural Interaction Institute, Phuket, Thailand.

  • Wong, R. (2011). Change in Teaching Philosophy: The Effects of Short-Term Teaching Immersion on English-Teaching Beliefs and Practice”. Paper presented at the 2nd International Conference on English, Discourse and Intercultural Communication, Macao. Macao Polytechnic Institute & Xinjiang Normal University, Macao and Urumqi, China.

  • Wong, R. (2010). Classifying Teacher questions in EFL classrooms: Question types and their proper use. Language Sciences. The University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo, Japan.

  • Wong, R. (2009). The Homestay Experience and its Contribution to Linguistic Self-confidence in L2 Acquisition: A Comparative Study. Paper presented at the 2nd International Conference on English, Discourse and Intercultural Communication, Macao. Macao Polytechnic Institute & Xinjiang Normal University, Macao and Urumqi, China.

  • Wong, R. (2008). Developing Teachers’ Awareness of Language Use and Language Knowledge through Collaboration. The 13 th International Conference on English in South East Asia, National Institute of Education, Singapore.

  • Wong, R. (2007). We Build the Road as We Travel: Non-English speaking novice researchers developing research skills in the ESL research community. Paper presented in the 1st International Conference on English, Discourse and Intercultural Communication, Macao Polytechnic Institute, Macao and Urumqi, China.

  • Wong, R. (2006). Motivation and English Attainment: Different background, different patterns? Paper presented at ALLE Conference – Diversity and Community in Applied Linguistics: Interface, Interpretation, Interdisciplinary. Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.

  • Wong, R. (2006). From outside in; from inside out: Students’ expectations and perceptions of culturally different teaching styles. Paper presented at ALLE Conference – Diversity and Community in Applied Linguistics: Interface, Interpretation, Interdisciplinary. Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.

  • Wong, R. & Yu, Z. (2006). Using Language Arts Activities to Facilitate Learners’ Autonomy. Paper presented at ELTeCS Conference– ‘EFL teachers as classroom researchers’, HCM City, Vietnam.

  • Wong, R. (2006). Language Knowledge and Language Use: Questioning technique that facilitate learners’ autonomy. Paper presented at ELTeCS Conference– ‘EFL teachers as classroom researchers’, HCM City, Vietnam.

  • Lam, W., Pang, M., Luk, J., Ma, A. & Wong, R. (2006): Attention to language knowledge and attention to language use: discussions on some baseline data. The Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong.

  • Wong, R. (2006). Motivation to Learn English: The Newly Arrived Hong Kong Students’ Perspectives. Durham University Research Seminar, British Council, Hong Kong.

  • Wong, R. (2006). Pre-service Chinese Language Teachers’ Motivation and Attitudes to Learn English. Second CamTESOL Conference on English Language Teaching “Improving the Practice”, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

  • Wong, R. (2006). Competency-based ESL: Investigating Chinese Major Students’ English Learning Experience in Hong Kong. Paper presented at Eleventh EFL Skills Conference, “Integrating EFL Skills: Learning, Teaching and Standards”, Cairo, Egypt.

  • Wong, R. (2005). Using English as the Medium of Instruction in Hong Kong Secondary English Classrooms: A Comparative Study. Paper presented at ELTeCS Conference– ‘Collaboration for Sustainability & Development’, HCM City, Vietnam.

  • Wong, R. (2004). Constraints of Hong Kong School Teachers Conducting Research. Paper presented at ELTeCS Conference– ‘EFL teachers as classroom researchers’, HCM City, Vietnam.

  • Wong, R. (2003). Creative Writing: Leading students to experience the power of imagination. Paper presented at ELTeCS Conference– ‘ Creative Writing for EFL Classroom in the Asian Context’, Bangkok , Thailand.

 

 
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