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Dr WANG Ho, Simon
Lecturer II


Ph. D. in English studies City University of Hong Kong
Master of Science in education University of Oxford
Bachelor of Arts in history, Washington University in St. Louis

Telephone: 3411 7044
Office: OEE1003


With his Ph.D. from English Department of City University of Hong Kong focusing on GRE writing test preparation, Simon is privileged to join the Language Center to help HKBU students develop their academic literacies and critical thinking skills in a world now shaped by digital technologies. His research interests include discourse analysis and computer assisted language learning. Inspired by Richard Stallman, Lawrence Lessig and Aaron Swartz, Simon is committed to Free Culture Movement and believes that the world will be a better place if all creative works and scholarship are freely shared in digital forms.  

Discourse analysis, computer assisted language learning

  • Part-time tutor, Language Centre, City University of Hong Kong
  • EFL Instructor, Huazhong University of Science and Technology


Journal articles

  • Wang, S. H. (2015). Identity in Academic Discourse. Annual Review of Applied Linguistics, 35, 81–99. (Co-author with John Flowerdew) [SSCI]
  • Wang, S. H. (2016). Author’s Editor revisions to manuscripts published in international journals. Journal of Second Language Writing, 32, 39–52.  (Co-author with John Flowerdew) [SSCI]

Newspaper articles

  • Wang, S. (2016, April 28). Hong Kong should phase out Octopus cards to make way for truly competitive e-payment apps. South China Morning Post.
  • Wang, S. (2016, May 22). Action needed to curb misuse of antibiotics that creates superbugs. South China Morning Post. 
  • Wang, S. (2016, July 6). Time to take secondary education in Hong Kong into the digital age. South China Morning Post. 


Credit-bearing courses

  • University English I
  • University English II
  • Advanced English for Academic purposes for Postgraduate Students (Coordinator 2017-18)
  • Writing Enhancement Course

Supplementary courses

  • Intensive preparation course for IELTS writing task II
  • Data-driven Manuscript Editing for Research Postgraduate Students
  • Personal Statement Workshop for Graduate School Applicants
  • Argumentative Writing for TOEFL and GRE tests