Acknowledging the prominent role played by language in society, Dr Frieda Kwok is fond of linguistics and language education. Her interest in the two-language-three-dialect phenomenon in Hong Kong is demonstrated by her continuous academic pursuits after her undergraduate study in language and communication, namely M.A. in Linguistics, M.A. in Teaching English as a Second Language, and most importantly Doctor of Education with a specialism in Language Education (English). Dr Kwok’s main research interests lie in parents’ role in children’s education, learning and teaching English as a second language, and linguistics in general.
As HKCC develops, Dr Kwok has engaged herself in various teaching and non-teaching duties. Subjects she has taught include Practical English for College Students, Academic English, English for Academic Studies, and English for Workplace Communication. Her leadership in these subjects has also provided her with opportunities in designing teaching plans and materials, as well as coordinating teaching teams. Co-curricular wise, Dr Kwok designs, leads, and assists in projects in conjunction with the Student Development Committee, English Enhancement Team, and Marketing Team.