|BA (SCNU); MEd (K.U.Leuven); PhD (H.K.)|
Dr. DENG Chunrao Jessica graduated from South China Normal University in English Language Education in 1999. She achieved a master's degree with distinction in 2005 (Leuven, Belgium) and a PhD degree in 2011 (HKU, Hong Kong). Dr. Deng’s research interests are in the realms of second language education, communicative English language teaching approaches, and English curriculum and assessment. Her PhD dissertation analyses the communicativeness of activities and factors affecting the implementation of task-based language teaching in EFL (English as a foreign language) context. She has published several papers in international journals and has several paper presentations (and invited colloquium) in academic conferences. Dr. Deng joined PolyU SPEED in August 2015 and teaches English subjects as a lecturer. Before that, she had full-time experience in English language teaching in Hong Kong Community College (HKCC).
Rai, L. & Deng, C. R. (in press). Influencing factors of success and failure in MOOC and general analysis of learner behavior. International Journal of Information and Education Technology, 6 (4), 262-268
Rai, L. & Deng, C. R. (in press) “Glocalization” and English language education in Chinese context. Globalisation, Societies and Education. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14767724.2014.980226
Deng, C. R. & Carless. D. (2010). Examination preparation or effective teaching: Conflicting priorities in the implementation of a pedagogic innovation. Language Assessment Quarterly 7 (4), 285-302.
Deng, C. R. & Carless. D. (2009). The Communicativeness of activities in a task-based innovation in Guangdong, China. Asian Journal English Language Teaching 19, 113-134.
Deng, C. R. (2008). Implementation of task-based activities in primary school classrooms in Nanhai Guangdong China — A pilot study. Research Studies in Education 6, 1-12.
Selected Refereed Conference Presentation
Rai, L, & Deng, C. R, (2014, December). Influencing factors of success and failure in MOOC and general analysis of learner behavior. Paper presented at 2nd International Conference on Behavioral and Educational Psychology (ICBEP 2014), Las Vegas, USA. (*Best Paper Award)
Rai, L, & Deng, C. R, (2013, December). Exploring phonetic and semantic similarities between Mandarin Chinese and Kannada language: A Comparative study. Paper presented at ICLC 2013 International Conference on Language and Communication, Thailand.
Deng, C.R. (2013, July). The influence of teacher belief on TBLT. Paper presented at 4th International ECIC Conference, Macao, China.
Deng, C. R. (2011, November). Task-based classroom teaching in Asian contexts. Invited colloquium at 4th Biennial International Conference on Task-based Language Teaching, Auckland, New Zealand.
Deng. C. R. (2011, August). Communication-oriented teaching in Chinese classrooms: Challenges and strategies? Paper presented at The 16th World Congress of Applied Linguistics (AILA 2011), Beijing, China.
Deng, C. R. (2010, August). Innovation towards communication-oriented teaching: What happens in Chinese EFL classrooms? Paper presented at The 8th Asian TEFL conference, Hanoi Vietnam.
Deng, C.R. (2009, September). The Communicativeness of activities in primary school classrooms in Guangdong China. Paper presented at 3rd Biennial International Conference on Task-based Language Teaching, Lancaster, UK.
Deng, C.R. (2009, June). Task-based primary teaching in a national innovation- Teachers’ Perspectives from China. Paper presented at 2nd International Conference on English, Discourse and International Communication, Macao, China.
Deng, C.R. (2008, June). Communicative teaching in primary schools in the Chinese national innovation. Paper presented at The 9th International Conference the Association for Language Awareness (ALA), Hong Kong.