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Meeting Your English Learning Needs in Early Childhood Education

English for ECE professionals and kindergartens

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Welcome to the Early Childhood Education English learning website!

The ‘Early Childhood Education English learning’ website at the Education University of Hong Kong is a learning platform for English as a second language (ESL) and English as a foreign language (EFL) learners and professionals in the field of Early Childhood Education globally. 
Dedicated to assist students and professionals in preparing for their English study and work in the field of Early Childhood Education (ECE), the website houses videos, explanatory texts, learning activities and writing and speaking samples on English academic writing, speaking and professional English on ECE topics. 


The website is also useful for English teachers who are looking for teaching and learning materials in various instruction modes, especially with flipped classroom approach and in online blended learning. 
Kindergartens may also find children’s stories and storytelling audios through this website. 
If you have special requests regarding the English learning courses and resources for Early Childhood Education professionals, please email us at

Ms. Desiree MAO
Centre for Language in Education
The Education University of Hong Kong


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Ms. MAO Qunfan Desiree is an English lecturer at the Education University of Hong Kong, HKSAR, China. Ms. MAO has taught, designed and coordinated EAP courses at universities as well as blended-learning-based ESP courses for international corporations in Asia. She has served as referees for international journal on E-learning and ELT conferences. Ms. Mao has presented at international ELT conferences on topics addressing pedagogical issues on blended learning for English language courses.

Her research interests include flipped language classroom, game-based pedagogy, learning analytics, learner autonomy and engagement, Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL), AI in English learning, multilingual children’s language acquisition, English drama and storytelling, and ESL/EFL teacher training.