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Chiu-Yin (Cathy) Wong, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

English as a Second Language (ESL)

ESL MEd Program Director

Curriculum & Instruction, Curriculum and Instruction
McAllan Hall 218

Chiu-Yin (Cathy) Wong, Ph.D.

Dr. Cathy Wong has many years of experience teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) both overseas and in the United States. Her enthusiasm and passion in teaching make her courses enjoyable to students. She also advocates for having fun while learning. Courses she has taught include: ESL and World Language Teaching methods, Applied Linguistics, Teaching Students with Diverse Needs, Diversity in Education, and Bilingual Education. Her research interests include Communicative Language Teaching, ESL Teachers’ Perceptions, and Integration of Content and Language. She recently published several articles on developing academic literacy for English Language Learners through effective instruction in academic journals.


Doctor of Philosophy degree in Curriculum and Instruction, Texas Tech University

Masters degree in Applied Linguistics, Texas Tech University

Bachelor’s degree in TESOL, Brigham Young University-Hawaii


Scholarly Articles

  • Wong, C. & Harriott, W. (2019). Jen’s story: How being gifted and talented affects a teacher. In Judith A. Bazler, Meta L. Van Sickle, Julie Swanson, & Kathryn Lubniewski (Eds.).Identifying, Describing, and Developing Teachers Who Are Gifted and Talented (pp. 123-133). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
  • Kim, J., Wong, C.Y., Lee, Y. (2018). Transformative Learning Through an Online Global Class Project in Teacher Education. The Teacher Educator 53(2), 90-207.
  • Lee, Y., Kim, J., & Wong, C.Y. (2017). Developing Pre-service Teachers’ Understanding of “Good Teaching”: A Global Collaborative Project Using Online Discussion. International Journal for Educational Media and Technology 11(1), 68-75.
  • Servilio, K., & Wong, C.Y. (2017). A Case Study of a Teacher from Hong Kong: What does an International Teacher Really Think about U.S. Education? Proceedings of the 2017 International Conference on Education, New York, New York. July 30-August 3rd 2017.
  • Wong, C. & Moran, C. (2016). The Effect of task-based instruction on the acquisition of content and academic language. TESL Reporter, 49 (2), 1-17.
  • Wong, C., Indiatsi, J., Wong, G. K. W. (2016). ESL teacher candidates’ perceptions of strengths and inadequacies of instructing culturally and linguistically diverse students: Post clinical experience. Journal of Cultural Diversity, 23 , 57-64.


Frequently Taught Classes

  • Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching (ED 536)
  • Applied Linguistics for the Language Educator (ED 336)
  • Bilingual Education: Theories and Practices (ED 586)
  • Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Teaching (ED 428)
  • Diversity in Education (ED 606)
  • Issues and Practices in World Language Education Part Ii (ED 374)
  • Teaching Diverse Populations (ED 550)
  • Teaching English Language Learners in Mainstream Classroom (ED 550)
  • Teaching Students With Diverse Needs (ED 320)
  • Theories and Practice of Esl Instruction Part I (ED 327, ED 583)
  • Theories and Practice of Esl Instruction Part Ii (ED 328, ED 584)

Recently Taught Classes

2020 Spring

2020 Summer E

2020 Summer B

2020 Fall

2019 Spring

2019 Summer E

2019 Summer B

2019 Fall

2018 Spring

2018 Summer E

2018 Summer B

2018 Fall

2017 Spring

2017 Summer A

2017 Fall