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Photo of myself. Contact Information:
Andrew J. Morrall
Room AG646
English Language Centre
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Hung Hom
Hong Kong
Phone: (852) 2766 4088 URL:



Hi, I'm Andy Morrall and I'm an English teacher in Hong Kong. I work as a Senior Lecturer in the English Language Centre of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.


Aim of this Page

This page is for my students to know more about me, and for academics who want some background information about me if they meet me at conferences or read my papers and dissertations.



I went to Aberdeen University where I gained an M.A. (Hons) degree in Political Studies in the Department of Political Studies and International Relations.

I also studied a Postgraduate Diploma in Business Studies at Robert Gordon's Institute of Technology, which is now called Robert Gordon's University.

I also have a Master of Arts Degree in English Language Teaching from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

I also have an MSc. in Information Technology Education from Hong Kong University. Click here for details of this course in as a web page or in PowerPoint format.


Working Experience

I came to Hong Kong to work for the Hong Kong English Club, a conversation club in Kowloon. In 1990 I joined The British Council, HK , where I stayed until 1995.

I have also worked at Hong Kong University's School of Professional and Continuing Education.

In 1995 I came to work in the English Department of Hong Kong Polytechnic University. At first I taught academic English to undergraduates, and in December I moved to the Centre for Independent Language Learning (CILL). CILL is now part of the English Language Centre (ELC).



2009    - Faculty Award for Outstanding Achievement (Team award)

2008/9 - Dean's Award for Research Excellence (Individual Award)

2006/7 - Faculty Award for Outstanding Performance / Achievement in Teaching

2005/6 - Faculty Award for Services




Morrall, A. J. (2008). Book review: e-Learning initiatives in China: Pedagogy, policy and culture. Asian Journal of English Language Teaching, 18 209-212.

Morrall, A. J. (2003). Improving the user-friendliness of an ELT web site. In B. Morrison, C. Green & G. Motteram (Eds.), Directions in CALL: Experience, experiments and evaluation (pp. 225-241). Hong Kong: The English Language Centre, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Lomas, D. & Morrall, A.J. (2002) Construction internet based learning: Student perceptions of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. Journal of Building Surveying 3, (1). 8 - 17.

Morrall, A. J. (1999). Teaching English by the web: Strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. In M. Sheldon, J. Rice, P. Lau The Hong Kong America Center Occasional Paper Series Number 13 (pp. 4-14). Hong Kong: The Hong Kong America Center.

Fitzgerald, S.; Bower, H. & Morrall, A.J. (1999) Software Review of New Dynamic English in  The CALICO Review (Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium).

Fitzgerald, S.; Morrall, A.J. & Morrison, B. (1996) 'Catering for Individual Learning Styles: Experience of Orienting Students in an Asian Self-access Centre' in AUTONOMY 2000: The Development of Learning Independence in Language Learning, Bangkok, Thailand; King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Thonburi, 55 - 69



Morrall, A. J. (1995). Crazy City. Hong Kong: Manhattan Press (ISBN: 962-342-406-X). Crazy City is a reader for Hong Kong Form Two students who are studying English. The genre is science-fiction and the topic is ecological awareness and sustainability.


Conference Papers:

Morrall, Andrew John (1998) 'Independent Language Learning on the Internet: Possible? Practical?' At: The Asian Distance Learner: 12th Annual Conference Asian Association of Open Universities, held at The Open University of Hong Kong, 4-6 November 1998. Paper in Conference Papers, Part III (Surnames M-Z) pp 299 - 305

Morrall, Andrew John (1999) 'Teaching English by the Web: Implications for Teacher Training in Hong Kong - Part 1: Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats'. At the International Conference on Teacher Education, H.K. Institute of Education, 22-24 February 1999. Click here for the Powerpoint presentation (304K). Click here for the paper in MS Word format.(94K)

Interface 2000 Presentation
Click here to see the Powerpoint file (74Kb).

ITMELT 2001 Workshop
Title: Tools to help students' writing: are they educational or do they replace education?
Click here for the abstract.

CITERS03 Conference Presentation on 'A usability study of a language centre web site' (PowerPoint) at Hong Kong University, 5 July 2003.

ILEC 2004 Presentation (text-only) .

Lee, A. & Morrall, A. (2006) Manga: Edutainment Project on Profession-Related Language Training, in Proceedings of the Asia-Pacific Educational Research Association International Conference (APERA’06). CDROM.

Independent Learning Association Conference Hong Kong 2009
A program for developing students' critical thinking skills online (Abstract .pdf format, PowerPoint)

Academic English Symposium 2012: Research into Practice in the 4-year Curriculum. Centre for Applied English Studies, Hong Kong University. (1 June 2012). 'Progress of the ICOSA project: Findings of the needs analysis'.

Progress on the ICOSA Phase 2 project for developing and sharing online self-access English language learning materials by Andy Morrall and Marc LeBane (Lingnan University) on 22/05/2015 at the Independent Learning Centre Symposium 2015, Chinese University, Hong Kong.

Conference Coordination:
Independent Learning Association Conference Hong Kong 2009

Conference Discussion Panel Membership
Teaching and Learning Innovation Symposium 2010, at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University




Three multimedia English language training programs for the Hong Kong Hospital Authority:

  • Writing Course for the Hospital Authority - Level One
  • Writing Course for the Hospital Authority - Level Two
  • Business Writing Development for Professional Middle Managers

Demonstration of my computer programs 'Sounds', 'Pronunciation' and 'How to Improve Your English' at the Hong Kong Jockey Club's Learning Carnival 1998.

CUHK Presentation on Teaching English by the web: Strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats - 23 April 1999




Morrall, A.J. (1998) An Investigation into Learner's Disposition and Perceived Ability to Learn Independently in the Centre for Independent Language Learning. Unpublished master's thesis, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong.


Morrall, A.J. (2002). A Usability Study of a Language Centre Web Site. Unpublished master's thesis, Hong Kong University, Hong Kong.


Research Interests:
  • Blended and e-learning
  • Language learning through multimedia programs, which I write in Toolbook and JavaScript.
  • The Internet, in which I am the webmaster of the CILL pages, the ITMELT Conference pages,  and help with the English Language Centre's pages.
  • Computer graphics, for which I use CorelDRAW.




Useful Links:

Web Tools
  • Cooltext - for creating graphics of beautiful text
  • Anybrowser - for checking the appearance of your pages in different browsers




Last updated on Tuesday, 26 May 2015.