Ms Chan has been teaching English and Putonghua in various institutions since 1989 when she was still studying. She worked as a lecturer at Indiana University, U.S.A. where she taught English writing and vocabulary acquisition, as an assistant professor at Benedictine College, U.S.A. where she taught writing English as a second language, and as a lecturer at Hong Kong Baptist University where she taught Chinese Culture and Putonghua in English. She is also experienced in teaching English for hotel studies and TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication) preparation courses. In addition, she had taught Putonghua in the fields of law, finance, architecture, construction, engineering, and insurance.
Prior to taking up teaching as a full-time career, Ms Chan had worked as a police interpreter at the Hong Kong Police Force, and as a professional legal translator in renowned American law firms for seven years. She had been a simultaneous interpreter for U.S. senators, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Vanuatu, the mayor of Nanjing, PRC, and the government officials of the Shangdong Province, PRC.
At HKCC, Ms Chan has taught English for Health Care, English Skills for Academic Studies, and English Skills for Business Communication. Currently, she teaches Elementary Putonghua and Business Putonghua while taking up at the same time the role of subject leader for the latter. She also serves as a member of the Editorial Board and participates actively in the Putonghua and English enhancement activities of the Student Development Committee.