Summer Interns 2019

CHAN, Hay Wing Charlotte
Year 1, Department of Psychology, University of Bath

My name is Charlotte and I am currently studying Psychology at the University of Bath. I chose Psychology as my major because I am interested in human beings and the motives behind their behaviors. I decided to join the lab’s internship program as I wanted to explore more of linguistics and speech therapy. The lab has taught me how to interact with children and provided me with knowledge that I would not be able to learn in my Psychology courses.






CHAN, Lok Hei Loys
Year 2, Department of Linguistics, Faculty of Arts, The University of Hong Kong

I am Loys, a year 2 student at the University of Hong Kong majoring in Linguistics and Japanese Studies with a minor in French. I have a great passion for studying languages! Disneyland is my favorite place in Hong Kong and I enjoy watching Disney movies very much! I consider myself quite optimistic and I believe that laugh is all you need in life! I love travelling and meeting new friends. Communicating with people from different cultural background is exciting.






CHAN, Sze Ching Christy
Year 1, School of English, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, The University of Sheffield

I am Christy, a year 1 student studying English Language and Linguistics at the University of Sheffield. I decided to participate in this summer internship program as I would like to learn more about this field. Having worked as a part-time English personal tutor for primary students, I have developed a great interest in the language acquisition of children and infants. This program has provided me with hands-on experience of researching, enhanced my patience and time management skills. I am very glad to be part of this internship and have met so many new friends!





CHAY, Weng I Wendy
Year 1, Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, College of Arts and Sciences, Miami University

Hello, this is Wendy! I’m a Year 1 student majoring in Speech Pathology and Audiology at Miami University. Before this internship program, I have been working with my professor and fellow undergraduate and graduate students in the Language Learning Pronunciation Perception Lab at the university. As a summer intern in the SLR lab, not only did I get to run testing and write literature reviews, I also got to work with the creativity testing marking through which I got the opportunity to learn from Dr. Rosa Kwok and Mr. Joseph Lam in this lab. I’d say I got to learn the details of a diversity of knowledge in baby steps whenever I’m working, and I really appreciate everyone that I interacted with.





CHEUNG, Chin Wai Cherry
Year 3, Department of Chinese Language and Literature, Faculty of Arts, The University of Hong Kong

I am Cherry, a year 3 student at the University of Hong Kong majoring in Chinese Literature and Korean Studies. I like studying about languages and I am a curious person which makes me open to uncertainties and challenges. Working in the SLR lab this summer has been a great chance for me to learn more about language development of children by doing research and testing. It is rewarding and satisfying to participate in SEN-related projects . I truly enjoy working with children and I hope to create more memorable moments with them during this internship.






HO, Chui Shan Sanna 
Year 3, Department of human communication, development, and information sciences, Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong

My name is Sanna, a year 3 student from the University of Hong Kong majoring in applied child development. In the SLR lab, I was assigned to the ASD project to work closely with the lab director, research assistants, lab members, and other summer interns as well. The major tasks in the internship were carrying out testing with primary school children, writing literature reviews and developing testing materials, etc. Through different tasks, I was able to apply some theories and skills that I learned at university into a real-life setting, and I found it rewarding to put my learning into practice and contributes to the personal growth of children. Dr. Shelley Tong has been very encouraging, and she inspires us to develop our research interests for the final-year dissertation projects. Besides, Cecilia, Joseph, and other lab members are also very welcoming, supportive, and patient in teaching and guiding us to finish our tasks, and I have enjoyed the summer internship in SLR lab.




HUI, Hoi Yan Nanelle
Year 1, Department of Linguistics & Psychology, Faculty of Arts and Science, University of Toronto – St. Geroge Campus

Hello, I’m Nanelle. I am a year 1 student studying Linguistics and Psychology at the University of Toronto. I am a dreamer and also a goal-oriented person. Perhaps it is because of my personal experience, I have always been interested in working with children and helping those in need. The satisfaction I felt when I saw smiles on faces and improvements in the children was truly extraordinary. After my undergraduate degree, I plan on continuing my studies and pursue a postgraduate degree in Speech and Language Pathology.





KWOK, Nga Ting Julianne
Year 1, Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong.

Hello, I’m Julianne. I am a year 1 student majoring in Speech and Hearing Sciences at the University of Hong Kong. Not only am I interested in language and communication disorders, I also love working with and helping people. During my spare time, I enjoy drawing and watching dramas. I also like trying new things. This perhaps explains why I enjoy traveling so much, which enables me to experience different cultures and get out of my comfort zone. I am truly excited about working as an intern at the SLR lab.




KWOK, Ying Tung Claire
Year 1, Division of Psychology and Language Sciences, University College London

I am Claire, a first-year undergraduate student of BSc Psychology and Language Sciences at University College London. I am interested in speech sciences and psycho-linguistics. I have gained numerous research experiences during my first year in university, and participated in various volunteering events, such as World Stroke Day, teaching English to immigrants, helping intellectually disabled, hearing impaired children at community centers, etc. I have also started learning British Sign Language, in hopes of communicating with the hearing impaired. I aspire to become a speech and language therapist or a child language development researcher in the future.




LAU, Tsz Chung Jeff
Year 1, Department of Psychology, University of Bath

I am Jeff, a year 1 student majoring in Psychology at the University of Bath. My interest in psychology has been developed through observing people’s behaviors since a young age. After years of exploration, I found myself particularly fascinated by the mental illness/ disorder aspect of Psychology, especially the various approaches of treatment. I want to take the opportunity as an intern at the SLR Lab to get a taste of how psychology can be applied to help with everyday problems in society, as simple as the ability to speak and read.





LEE, Ka Hin Ethan
Year 1, Department of Neurosciences, University of Toronto​

My name is Ethan Lee and I am going into my second year at the University of Toronto, doing a double major in neurosciences and economics. I am an avid sportsmen and enjoy both swimming and playing basketball. I am hoping to pursue a postgraduate degree in the future. I am very excited to be able to work at the SLR lab as it has brought upon new experiences, from extensive research to working with children, and has reinforced my passion for learning new things on a daily basis.





Year 2, Department of English Language and Linguistics, University of Manchester

As a second year student majoring in English Language and Linguistics at the University of Manchester, I have a passion for working with children. My aspiration is to help less-abled children regain their ability to communicate with their peers and develop their interests in learning. It has been a privilege to work in the SLR Lab for two months, in which I thoroughly enjoyed my experience in doing research-related tasks such as reviewing literature and conducting testing with children.




MAK, Pui Yin Jenna

Year 3, Department of Linguistics, Faculty of Arts, The University of Hong Kong

I am Jenna, a third year student studying majoring in linguistics at the University of Hong Kong. I am fascinated by topics in reading and language, such as the cognitive processes underlying reading comprehension and development. I wish to pursue a career in Speech-Language Pathology.






NING, Yuet Ki Leean
Year 1, Department of Teaching and Learning, New York University

My name is Leean, a first-year student studying at New York University. I am majoring in Early Childhood Education/Special Education and minoring in Applied Psychology and Philosophy. Studying about children and their developments has always interested me, so I decided to come to the SLR Lab at HKU to learn more about children in Hong Kong.






WAI, Wing June Justine
Year 1, School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, Loughborough University

My name is Justine Wai and I am a soon-to-be second year student at Loughborough University, studying Psychology and Criminology. I have a keen interest in child and developmental psychology, especially from biological and cognitive perspectives. In my spare time, I work at a nursery with children below the age of five. I have also participated in and will soon lead a project promoting cultural awareness to older children. These experiences have allowed me to observe the diverse stages of child development. When I graduate, I hope to pursue a career in either research or clinical work with children facing developmental challenges.




WONG, Cho Sze Michelle
Year 1, Centre for Applied Linguistics, University of Warwick

Hello everyone! I am Michelle, a first year student studying English Language and Linguistics at the University of Warwick. I love travelling and meeting people from different places, from which I have noticed how vital languages are to the daily functioning of a society. While most of us quickly and effortlessly manage to acquire and use language, there are many who struggle to do so. Therefore, I am hoping to become a researcher or speech therapist to help those in need. It is an extraordinary opportunity to gain insights to a similar field while working as an intern in the SLR lab. The lab members here have been really friendly and helpful!