Wience W. S. Lai

Assoc Div Hd(LC), PhD


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    Professional Information

    Dr. Wience LAI is Associate Head and Senior Lecturer of the Division of Languages and Communication, College of Professional and Continuing Education, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. She is currently serving as the Scheme Leader of BA (Hons) Scheme in Language and Communication and the Deputy Director of the CPCE Centre for Pedagogic Research (CPCECPR).


    Dr Lai teaches Phonetics, Business English, Academic English, Oral Communication, Writing, and Grammar subjects.

    Research interests

    Her research interests lie mainly in phonetics and phonology, the relationship between speech production and perception, second language teaching, Writing across the Curriculum and more recently also on AI/VR-assisted language learning and teaching as well as teacher professional development.

    Personal profile

    In her spare time, Dr Lai loves travelling. She enjoys planning her own tour and has travelled to nearly 40 countries spread across Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Europe, and Australia.


    Education/Academic qualification

    Doctorate, Doctor of Philosophy in Education (Speech and Hearing Sciences), The University of Hong Kong

    Award Date: 31 Aug 2017

    Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Diploma in Education with Distinction in Course Work (Major in English), The Chinese University of Hong Kong

    Master, Master of Philosophy in Linguistics (Specialization in Phonology), The Chinese University of Hong Kong

    Bachelor, Bachelor of Arts in Contemporary English Language with First Class Honours (Specialization in Phonetics and Phonology), The Hong Kong Polytechnic University


    • L Education (General)
    • Second Language Teaching
    • PE English
    • P Philology. Linguistics
    • Phonetics
    • Phonology
    • QP Physiology
    • Speech
    • Hearing
    • QM Human anatomy
    • Speech
    • Hearing


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