Ms. Rolian LEE



Rolian acquired her MA in Applied Linguistics at the University of Hong Kong and achieved an overall distinction. Her dissertation, entitled “Discursive Leadership of Anson Chan and Carrie Lam: How do the most “Powerful” Hong Kong Women in Politics Take their Stances?”, was awarded a distinction and published at the HKU Scholars Hub. Her research interests include discourse analysis, Systemic Functional Linguistics and pedagogies in EAP/ESP, discursive leadership, and gender and language.

Prior to joining CLE, Rolian taught workplace English and EAP/ESP courses at post-secondary institutions. At CLE, she teaches LANG1401 and LABU2060 for undergraduates from a range of disciplines. She is dedicated to facilitating students’ learning and academic literacy development, as well as enhancing their professional communicative competence.

Teaching aside, Rolian is a French culinary arts enthusiast who obtained the professional Disciples Escoffier Diploma in French Cuisine. She is also a modern calligraphy lover and certified florist specialising in the arts of preserved flowers.

Professional Interests

  • Discourse analysis
  • Gender and Language
  • Leadership discourse
  • Stancetaking in discourse
  • Systemic Functional Linguistics
  • Pedagogies in EAP/ESP