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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


Funded Projects

  • Develop an online course on FutureLearn Writing Your Way to Academic and Professional Success: a course on writing personal statements and cover letters (HKD 100,000)
  • TDG grant: Teaching Oral Presentation Skills with Natural Language Processing Technologies (HKD 300,000)

Services at HKBU

  • PMC member, MA in Language Studies programme (since Fall 2018)
  • Staff Representative to Staff Consultative Committee for Academic/Teaching Staff (June 2019 to March 2021)
  • Course coordinator, MCCP 7020 Advanced English for Academic purposes for Postgraduate Students (From Fall 2017 to Spring 2020)


Journal articles

  • Wang, S. (2019, January 30). How to write effectively for international journals. Retrieved from Nature Career Column website: (co-author with Yongyan Li)
  • Wang, S. H. (2018). Hong Kong Learner Corpus of Legal Academic Writing in English: A Study of Boosters as a Marked Language Form in an English-Medium Instruction Context. TESOL Quarterly, 52(3), 680–691. (co-author with Christoph Hafner) [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]
  • Wang, S. H. (2015). Identity in Academic Discourse. Annual Review of Applied Linguistics, 35, 81–99. (Co-author with John Flowerdew) [SSCI]

Newspaper articles
For an updated list of Simon's newspaper articles and letters to the editor please visit


Credit-bearing courses

  • University English I
  • University English II
  • Advanced English for Academic purposes for Postgraduate Students 
  • 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