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Sarah Carmichael
Senior Instructor
BA English Language and literature, the University of Reading, UK
PGCE English & English as a Second Language, Reading University School of Education, UK
RSA Diploma in the Teaching of English as a Foreign Language
MA TESL, City University of Hong Kong
LLM Human Rights Law the University of Hong Kong
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Sarah Carmichael taught English in the UK, Spain, the Chinese mainland, and Sweden before
coming to Hong Kong with the British Council in 1989. She has been working at HKUST since
1993, and has taught nearly all of the English courses offered to HKUST students by the Center
for Language Education, as well as being involved in various other CLE initiatives such as MBA
classes in Shenzhen, IELTS examination advising and the development of short courses on
Her academic interests focus on discourse analysis, genre, English for Specific Purposes and
curriculum development. Sarah coordinates the English courses for undergraduates in the
School of Engineering, and has been working with a team to develop new specialized courses
for engineering students. She teaches on LANG 2030 and other courses offered to engineering
Publications include:
Carmichael, S. (2009) Language rights in education: a study of Hong Kong’s linguistic minorities.
Occasional Paper No.19: Centre for Comparative and Public Law, Faculty of Law, The University
of Hong kong.
Carmichael, S., Wu, K.Y., & Lee, J. (2013) Designing and evaluating a genre-based Technical
communication course incorporating a task-based model of instruction. Hong Kong Journal of
Applied Linguistics 14, 2 (2013); pp. 20–44