Keynote Speaker - Elizabeth Loh

Elizabeth Loh 罗嘉怡
Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong


Full Bio

Elizabeth Loh is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong. She is also an Honorary Professor of Radboud International Training on High Ability (RITHA) at Radboud University, the Netherlands. She has served as a founding member of “International School Chinese Language Education”, and as an editorial member of international academic journals including Chinese as a Second Language Research and L1— Educational Studies in Language and Literature. She has been conducting research on Chinese as a second language (CSL) since 2007 as principal investigator of multiple large-scale research projects, covering topics including IT-assisted language learning, innovative pedagogy, school-based curriculum design, as well as cognition and learning motivation among K-12 students, and consulted on a United States federally-funded research project to develop Chinese language curriculum for K-5 students.

Being a co-author of Chinese Language Education in Multilingual and Multicultural Contexts: Theory and Practice, and Effective Teaching and Learning of Chinese for Non-Chinese Speaking Preschoolers (in Chinese) and other books, and published more than sixty international peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters. Elizabeth is also one of the founders of the mLang e-learning platform/mobile app project. She and her research partners have received various awards from The University of Hong Kong and international associations alike in recognition of their academic contributions to the field of language education. She and her team received the “Technology Start-up Support Scheme @ Universities” award from The University of Hong Kong in 2018, recognising the conversion of research findings into intellectual property, and she is the first colleague in the Faculty to receive this award.