Ms. Linda MAK



Linda did her BA (majoring in English) at Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). After teaching English Language at a local secondary school for several years, as panel Chair of the subject English, she did her MA TESOL in London, under Professor Henry Widdowson and Professor Peter Skehan. She then taught at the English Language Teaching Unit of CUHK, where she developed the first multimedia English Language Learning software 1997 Dilemma with the Computer Centre there. Specialsing in CALL and CMC, Linda joined the Language Centre of HKUST in Dec. 1995. She has taught both UG & PG academic English courses, in Hong Kong and Shenzhen, as well as serving in the Language Centre Web Team for several years. She is currently honorary Secretary of the HKUST Staff Association.

Professional Interests

Web-Based Language Teaching

Computer Mediated Communication (CMC)

Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL)

Self-Access Learning


2005 Working Paper - Peer Reviewed

God’s Love in Cambodia.

With Lai, M.L., Chik, W.C., Lee, W.P., Luk, Y.P. and Leung, C.M. (Eds)

Hong Kong: Chinese Methodist Church.
2002 Working Paper - Peer Reviewed

Technology in Language Education: Meeting the Challenges of Research and Practice.

Chang,S., Foo, P., Hunter, J. Keung, M., Lee, J. Mok, W. and Noakes, N. (Eds)

Hong Kong: Language Centre, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
2001 Working Paper - Peer Reviewed

What is the Value of International E-mail Groups for ESL learners?

MAK, Linda

In A. Furness, G.H.Y. Wong and L. Wu (eds), Penetrating Discourse: Integrating Theory with Practice in Second Language Teaching (pp. 105-118). Hong Kong: Language Centre, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
1998 Working Paper - Peer Reviewed

Learning ESL on Electronic Networks: Verifying the Claims and the Evidence.

With Sussex, R.

In J. Gassin, M. Smith & D. Cunningham (Eds), Proceedings of WorldCALL Conference (pp. 137–9). Melbourne: University of Melbourne.
2000 Working Paper - Peer Reviewed

Changing Languages: Language Education in the Era of Transition.

With Keung, M. (Eds.)

Hong Kong: Language Centre, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology.