Dr Mak Ho Yan Sabina

Centennial College - Dr Mak Ho Yan Sabina

English and
​Applied Linguistics

Dr Mak Ho Yan Sabina 麥可欣博士(副教授)

Associate Professor
E-mail sabina.mak@centennialcollege.hku.hk
Tel (852) 3762 6251


Dr Sabina Mak obtained her doctorate in Applied English Linguistics, specialising in language teacher education. She is also interested in task-based English teaching and learning; she has conducted research on effective learning task-types for Chinese EFL learners. Before joining the College, she taught post-secondary and secondary school students English as well as adult courses on business communication and English speaking skills. She has been involved in programme development and material design for various types of activity-based workshops and language camps for learners of all levels, from primary to university, in Hong Kong and Mainland China. To share good classroom practice, she has conducted teacher development workshops/programmes and postgraduate courses for in-service and prospective language teachers.

At the College, Dr Mak is the Coordinator of required English language courses for students of different disciplines.


Academic and Professional Qualifications

PhD in Applied English Linguistics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
MPhil in Applied English Linguistics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
PgDipEd, The University of Hong Kong
BA in English, The Chinese University of Hong Kong




Research Interests

Teacher Beliefs
Task-based Language Teaching and Learning
English Language Teacher Education
ELT in the Chinese Context
Learning Task-types for Oral Enhancement
Academic Reading and Listening Strategies

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