Mr Alan CHAN

Mr Alan CHAN

8822 4060

Consultation Hours
Tuesday 13:00 - 14:00
Thursday 13:00 - 14:00

Or by appointment via


Current PhD student in Composition and Applied Linguistics, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, US

M.A. in Applied English, University of Macau, Macau

B.A. in Education in English major, University of Macau, Macau


Research Interests

EFL writing pedagogy

Teacher education

Writing correction feedback

Language learning anxiety

Courses Regularly Taught

EELC 1001 – Interactive English I

EELC 1002 – Interactive English II


Mr. Alan Chan has started teaching as an instructor at the English Language Centre since 2019. Before that, he taught English at a secondary school in Macau for 14 years, and also worked as the panel chairperson for 12 years. He puts efforts into the development of curriculum and new methods of instruction. He has also been the training teacher of many international STEAM competitions, leading students to set a number of new Macau records. In addition, he has been a mentor to student-teachers of English language teaching for over 10 years. Besides teaching, Alan conducts research in the field of TESOL, English language learning and linguistics.

Professional Affiliations

Deputy Managing Director, Macao Association for the Advancement of English Language Teaching (MÆLT) (2018-Present)

Member, KoTESOL (2019-Present)

Member, IATEFL (2019-Present)

Awards & Honors

“Distinguished Teacher” Honour of the school year 2016/2017 (Awarded by Education and Youth Affairs Bureau, Government of the Macao Special Administrative Region)

Conference Papers and Other Presentations


Implications of Foreign Language Classroom Anxiety (FLCA) to Macau EFL Students

Co-presented with Riko Lei Ut Meng. The 27th Korea TESOL International Conference: Advancing ELT: Blending Disciplines, Approaches, and Technologies, Sookmyung Women’s University, Seoul, October 12-13, 2019

Foreign Language Classroom Anxiety: A Preliminary Study of its Implication to EFL Final-Year Secondary Students and First-Year University Students

Co-presented with Riko Lei Ut Meng. Inaugural Conference on Language Teaching and Learning: Cognition and Identity, The Education University of Hong Kong, June 28-29, 2019

If only YOU were in my shoes, teachers

Co-presented with Riko Lei Ut Meng and Kitty Ng Si Man. 2018 Macao English Language Teaching Conference, Moving Forward: Breakthroughs in Macao EFL Classrooms, Macao, June 9, 2018

A in the STEAM – the Correlation between English (Language Arts) and STEM Education

2017 Macao English Language Teaching Conference, English in the Real World: From School to Society, Macao, June 10-11, 2017

English is Science? An Exploration of Scientific Approach in English Pedagogy

Keynote Speech at 2016 Macao English Language Teaching Conference, Bringing Teachers Together: From Monologues to Multilogues, Macao, June 11-12, 2016

The use of Meaning-Check Questions (MCQ) to assist students’ autonomy in learning English

English Language Teaching International Conference 2015, Departing from Tradition: Innovations in English Language Teaching and Learning, Macao, Jan 31 – Feb 1, 2015


Selected Publications

Lei, U. M., & Chan, K. L. (2020). Implications of foreign language classroom anxiety to Macau EFL students. Korea TESOL Journal, 15(2), 127-150.