Official Title: Principal Lecturer
Wesley McLaughlin began his teaching career in the private education industry in the US, helping students improve on standardized tests such as the SAT and GMAT. He moved to Hong Kong in 2009, continuing to prepare students for US university entrance exams as well as teaching academic English. In 2014, he started working as an English language teacher in Hong Kong secondary schools. He earned his BA in psychology and political science from Colorado College in 2000, his TESOL Certification from Trinity College London in 2016, and his MA in applied linguistics (with distinction) from the University of Hong Kong in 2020. His academic interests include education psychology, World Englishes, and dialectical variation in English.