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Ms WARREN Patricia
Associate Head of Language Centre / Senior Lecturer

Qualifications:

M.Ed. English Language Teaching (University of Exeter)
P.G.C.E. English as a Foreign and Second Language,
Dip. TEO Diploma in Teaching English Overseas (University of Manchester)
B.A. (Hons) Combined Arts (University of Leicester)

Telephone: 3411 5010
Email: pbwarren@hkbu.edu.hk
Office: OEM902(F)



CURRENT AND PREVIOUS FULLTIME POSITIONS
  • Language Centre, Hong Kong Baptist University
  • Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, Guangzhou, People's Republic of China
  • Northeast Normal University, Changchun, People's Republic of China
  • Guangzhou University of Foreign Trade, Guangzhou, People's Republic of China
  • The British Council, Guayaquil, Ecuador
  • The British Council, Quito, Ecuador
  • Inlingua School of Languages, Ghent, Belgium

BIO

Patricia Warren has worked as a teacher of English since 1986, dealing with a variety of subjects in the field of EFL, including General English, English for Academic Purposes, Business English, English Pronunciation and English for Young Learners. She has taught in the UK, Denmark, Belgium, Portugal, Ecuador and China. She did a Postgraduate Certificate of Education (ESL/EFL) at Manchester University and a Master of Education (Language Teaching) at Exeter University.

From 2001 to 2003, she was the coordinator of the Language Proficiency Course for Teachers of English (LPATE) and from 2004 to 2014, the coordinator of the English Language Enhancement Programme, and the English Bridging Course. Patricia was co-investigator in a six-year Strategic Development Fund Project, entitled Evaluating the English Language Proficiency of HKBU Students through the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) from 2010 to 2016 and she is currently the coordinator of the English Language Enhancement Programme and Associate Head of the Language Centre.



RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • Dynamic assessment
  • Materials development
  • English pronunciation
  • Teaching speaking skills

RESEARCH GRANT
  • Strategic Development Fund Project [SDF-10-0526-P07] - Evaluating the English Language Proficiency of HKBU Students through the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). (2010-2016)
  • Teaching Development Grant (TDG/0708/IV/09) - Developing Speaking Materials for the Special Needs of HKBU Students. (2009)

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS OR CREATIVE WORKS

Conference Presentations

  • Using authentic children's storybooks with young learners of English. Paper presented at the 14th NATE & 7th FEELTA 2008 Conference, Vladivostok, Russia, 26-28 June, 2008.
  • Stone, D. and P. Warren. The Language Proficiency Course for Teachers of English (Benchmark) at Learning from the Past, Informing the Future: Education Then, Now and Tomorrow. A Symposium Supported by the Council of the Lord Wilson Heritage Trust, 13 May, 2002.

Journal Articles

  • Bankowski, E., Chan, E., Lam, C., Warren, P. (2010). Preparing Students for the Challenges of Academic Studies.  Studies on Teaching and Learning. Vol.2 p.39-50 . Hong Kong.
  • Warren, P. (2005). Teaching English Pronunciation in PowerPoint. HKBU Papers in Applied Language Studies. Language Centre, Vol. 9, 149-154.

COURSES TAUGHT

Credit-Bearing Courses Taught:

  • University English 1 (GCLA 1008) and University English 2 (GCLA 1009)
  • English 1 (Lang 1491) and English 2 (Lang 1492)
  • Public Speaking/Practical Writing (Lang 3620)
  • EAP: Communication (Lang 1180) (Coordinator)
  • EAP: CAEP Business (Lang 1160)
  • EAP: Combined Sciences (Lang 1140/1240)
  • EAP: Arts and Social Sciences (Lang 1121/1122)
  • EAP: Social Work (Lang 1150)
  • The English Proficiency Course (Lang 0010)
  • Foundation English Skills 2 (Lang 0112)

Non-Credit Bearing Courses Taught:

  • English Bridging Course (SUPE 0030) (Coordinator 2004-2014)
  • English Pronunciation (SUPE 1020) (Coordinator)
  • LPATE Prep Course: Speaking & Listening (SUPE 2500) (Coordinator)
  • Advanced Communicative Skills for Science Students (SUPE 1190) (Coordinator)
  • Activate Your Spoken English for IELTS (SUPE 2570) (Coordinator)
  • Advanced Practice in Oral English (SUPE 2010) (Coordinator)
  • The English Enhancement Course for Postgraduate Science Students (SUPE 1100)
  • IELTS Prep Course: Speaking & Listening (SUPE 2240)
  • IELTS Prep Course: Speaking (SUPE 2242)
  • Supported English Conversation (SUPE 0010)

Workshops Conducted:

  • Talking About Table Manners Dinner (Coordinator)
  • How to Write an Artist’s Statement (Coordinator)