A Path to Becoming an English Educator/Researcher
(只有英文版 English version only)
Mr Yan Jiahao, Graduate of MATESOL (2019/20) - Research Assistant at LML of EdUHK
Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MATESOL) programme at The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK) offers an array of interesting courses which provides me with a solid foundation to pursue as an English educator and researcher.
I received a bachelor degree in English and have long dreamed to become an academic researcher in Linguistics and Applied Linguistics. Greatly interested in theories, tools and methods of corpus linguistics, I chose MATESOL at EdUHK for my master’s study because there is a world-leading research team in English education and corpus linguistics involved in teaching MATESOL.
During my master’s study, the theoretical and practical knowledge covered in the courses provided me with valuable insights and meaningful experience on how to design practical lessons, especially through corpus-based approaches. The lecturers also instructed students on how to do academic research in language learning and teaching. In addition, some course lecturers organised a series of inspiring and practical workshops and an English lesson design competition to motivate student learning and participation.
In the second semester, after choosing the course of Dissertation, I received professional instructions from my supervisor. After completing my corpus-based research, I gained valuable research skills and knowledge from various meaningful projects, powerful tools and abundant resources conducted, designed and collected by the MATESOL teaching team.
After graduation, it is my great honour to be employed as a Research Assistant at EdUHK. I would express my sincerest thanks to this programme which helped me embark on the journey to becoming an academic researcher and equipped me with confidence and competence to apply for a doctoral programme.