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Professor LEE Kit-bing, Icy

Professor & Chairperson
B.A. (HKU), Dip. Ed. (CUHK), M.A. in Linguistics (TESOL)(University of Surrey), Ph.D. in Applied English Linguistics (HKU)
Address: Ho Tim Building, Faculty of Education, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong
Tel: 3943 6940
Fax: 2603 6129
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Icy lee has taught in Hong Kong and Vancouver, Canada. She has worked in Douglas College and Simon Fraser University (Vancouver), Institute of Language in Education (currently The Education University of Hong Kong), Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong Baptist University, and the University of Hong Kong. The undergraduate and postgraduate courses she has taught include ELT methodology, academic reading and writing, written and spoken discourse, language assessment, classroom communication, teaching and learning of reading and writing, and action research.

Her publications have appeared in numerous international journals, including the Journal of Second Language Writing, TESOL Quarterly, Language Teaching, Language Teaching Research, System, ELT Journal, Assessing Writing, and the Canadian Modern Language Review. She is currently Co-editor of the Journal of Second Language Writing and Senior Associate Editor of The Asia-Pacific Education Researcher.

Research Areas

Second language writing, error correction and feedback in writing, classroom writing assessment, and teacher development

Selected Publications

  1. Lee, I. (2017). Classroom assessment and feedback in L2 school contexts. Singapore: Springer.
  2. Lee, I. (2016). Teacher education on feedback in EFL writing: Issues, challenges, and future directions. TESOL Quarterly, 50(2), 518-527.
  3. Yu, S., & Lee, I. (2016). State-of-the-art article: Peer feedback in second language writing (2005-2014). Language Teaching, 49(4), 461-493
  4. Yu, S., & Lee, I. (2015). Understanding EFL students’ participation in group peer feedback of L2 writing: A case study from an activity theory perspective. Language Teaching Research, 19(5), 572-593.
  5. Lee, I. (2014). Publish or perish: The myth and reality of academic publishing. Language Teaching, 47(2), 250-261.
  6. Lee, I. (2013). Becoming a writing teacher: Using “identity” as an analytic lens to understand EFL writing teachers’ development. Journal of Second Language Writing.
  7. Lee, I. (2011) Feedback revolution: What gets in the way? ELT Journal, 65(1), 1-12.
  8. Lee, I. (2010). Writing teacher education and teacher learning: Testimonies of four EFL teachers. Journal of Second Language Writing, 19(3), 143-157.
  9. Lee, I. (2009). Ten mismatches between teachers’ beliefs and written feedback practice. ELT Journal, 63(1), 13-22.
  10. Lee, I. (2008). Understanding teachers’ written feedback practices in Hong Kong secondary classrooms. Journal of Second Language Writing, 17(2), 69-85.

Last Updated: Aug 2017