Sihui Echo Ke
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Dr. KE Sihui (Echo) is an Associate Professor at the Department of Chinese and Bilingual Studies, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU). She received her Ph.D. in Second Language Acquisition from Carnegie Mellon University. Prior to joining PolyU, she held academic appointments at the Harbin Institute of Technology, Shenzhen and the University of Kentucky. Her primary research interest is second language reading and biliteracy development. She is also interested in Chinese applied linguistics, ESL/bilingual/foreign language education, as well as assessment and instruction. Her work has been published in international refereed journals such as Applied Linguistics, Journal of Educational Psychology, Language Learning, and Reading Research Quarterly. Her research has been funded by American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (2018 Research Priorities Initiative), Language Learning Early Career Research Grant, and the U.S. Department of Education. Currently, she is serving on the editorial board of Journal of Educational Psychology, Learning and Individual Differences, among others.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Carnegie Mellon University

Bachelor of Arts, Sun Yat-Sen University

Master of Philosophy, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University


  • P Philology. Linguistics
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Second Language Reading
  • Biliteracy
  • L Education (General)
  • Chinese Language Education
  • English/Bilingual and Heritage Language Education
  • PL Languages and literatures of Eastern Asia, Africa, Oceania
  • PE English


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