ACLS Language and Training Solutions
Official Website of ACLS Language and Training Solutions, a Hong Kong-based boutique language and communication consultancy
LORETTA CHUNG-WING TAM
Founder and Chief Strategist
Born into a multilingual family in Hong Kong, Loretta "Retta" Tam was trained as a language teacher and anthropological linguist. With extensive experiences in advertising/marketing/PR/executive education/R&D, Retta and her team offers a range of professional, customized services at ACLS Language and Training Solutions for varied business and training needs.
PhD, Anthropology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2013.
DoBeS Training for Field Linguists, Endangered Language Documentation & Archiving, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics (The Netherlands), 2008.
International Graduate Program (Completed with Distinction), Social Sciences, Stockholm University (Sweden), 2006.
MAppLing [Language Program Management] (Concentrations: TESOL, Professional and Organizational Communications), Macquarie University (Australia), Qualified November 2005; Conferred 2006.
MA, Linguistics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2002.
BA (2:1 Honours), English and Linguistics, The University of Hong Kong, 2001.
RAID® (Reinforce Appropriate, Implode Disruptive) Certification (Level 1), The Association for Psychological Therapies (UK), 2018.
PREPARE/ENRICH Relationship and Marriage Inventory Certified Facilitator, PREPARE/ENRICH LLC (USA), 2017.
Taylor-Johnson Temperament Analysis® (T-JTA®) Approved Counselor, Psychological Publications, Inc. (USA), 2017.
Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF), CCE/National Board for Certified Counselors (USA), 2016.
Personality Dimensions® Qualified Facilitator (Level 1), Career/LifeSkills Resources, Inc. (Canada), 2016.
Mental Health First Aid Certification, MHFA Australia/The Mental Health Association of Hong Kong, 2014.
ICLP Advanced Certificate, Teaching Chinese as a Second Language, National Taiwan University, 2003.
ICLP Certificate, Teaching Chinese as a Second Language, National Taiwan University, 2002.
Diplôme de Français Avancé, Alliance Française de Hong Kong, 2000.
Certificate for Putonghua Trainers, Beijing Normal University (China)/SCE Hong Kong Baptist University, 1999.
Research Manager, Centre for Advancement of Chinese Education and Research (CACLER), Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong, September 2016 – Present.
Founder and Chief Strategist, ACLS Language and Training Solutions, September 2001 – Present.
Co-founder & Principal Educator, CREATIVELYMADE Social Labs, April 2016 – Present.
Post-doctoral Fellow, Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong, September 2015 – August 2016.
Post-doctoral Fellow, Centre for Advancement of Chinese Education and Research (CACLER), Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong, January 2014 – August 2015.
Instructor/Teacher Researcher, Centre for Advancement of Chinese Education and Research (CACLER), Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong, February 2013 – August 2014.
Research Assistant, Centre for Cultural Heritage Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, September 2010 – January 2011.
Ethnographic Fieldworker, Department of Anthropology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, June 2010 – September 2010.
Visiting Research Associate, Institute of Ethnology, Academia Sinica, Taipei (Taiwan), September 2009 – November 2009.
Teaching Assistant/Tutor for Undergraduates, Department of Anthropology & International Summer School (ISS), The Chinese University of Hong Kong, August 2006 - July 2010.
Oral English Instructor (HKCEE Level), Tung Wah Group of Hospitals (TWGHs) Lee Ching Dea Memorial College, May 2002 - June 2002.
GM Teacher (HKCEE & HKALE Levels), Po Leung Kuk (PLK) Education Centre [Later incorporated into PLK Chao King Lin Sixth Form College and currently part of the HKU SPACE Po Leung Kuk Stanley Ho Community College] , November 2001 - April 2002.
Chinese - Cantonese (Native)
Chinese - Mandarin (Native)
Chinese - Szeyap/Siyi Dialect (Working Proficiency)
Chinese - Hokkien/Minnan Dialect (Working Proficiency)
Chinese - Hakka/Kejia Dialect (Working Proficiency)
French (Working Proficiency)
CUHK Research Postgraduate Studentship (Full Funding for PhD Study), 2006-2011
The Bibliographical Society of UK Minor Grant, 2010
CUHK Postgraduate Student Grant for Overseas Academic Activities, 2010
Society of East Asian Anthropology (SEAA-AAA) Conference Travel Grant, 2009
Youth Literary Awards, Hong Kong (香港青年文學獎): The 25th Edition | 1997: Junior | Short Story Champion and 1 Merit Award; Modern Poetry 2nd Runner-Up
Youth Literary Awards, Hong Kong (香港青年文學獎): The 24th Edition | 1996: Junior | Modern Poetry 1st Runner-Up (Champion Equiv.) and 4 Recommendation Awards