Background and current research
I am a PhD researcher in English Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics at the Centre for Applied Linguistics, University of Warwick. My research interests include language learning motivation, simultaneous foreign language learning and multilingualism. My current PhD research is on Chinese learners’ motivation in simultaneous foreign language learning, supervised by Prof. Ema Ushioda and Dr. Troy McConachy.
Master of Arts in Foreign Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, Fudan University, Shanghai
Bachelor of Arts in English (major) and Bachelor of Law in Sociology (Social Work and Psychological Guidance) (minor), East China Normal University, Shanghai
Wang, Z., & Zheng, Y. (2019). Chinese university students’ multilingual learning motivation under contextual influences: A multi-case study of Japanese majors. International Journal of Multilingualism. doi:10.1080/14790718.2019.1628241
Wang, Z. (2019). Atta Gebril (ed.), Applied linguistics in the Middle East and North Africa: Current practices and future directions. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 2017. Pp, ix. 390. Hb. €100. Language in Society, 48(1), 163-164. doi:10.1017/S0047404518001288
Wang, Z., & Ye, L. (2017). Translation strategies of culture-bound words in The Chinese-English Dictionary (Unabridged) Volume I. Lexicographical Studies, (4), 27-33. (In Chinese)
Wang, Z. (2016). A critical review of third language acquisition research in the 21st century. Second Language Learning Research, 2(2), 68-81. (In Chinese)
Applied Linguistics Seminar Series - Language. Culture. Matters., University of Warwick, Coventry, January 2020. “Motivational dynamics in multilingual learning: A study of Chinese learners of English and Japanese”.
The 21st Warwick International Conference in Applied Linguistics, University of Warwick, Coventry, June 2018. "Chinese university students’ simultaneous foreign language learning motivation: A multi-case study of Japanese majors".
Language and Future: International Conference and the 4th Emerging Scholars’ Workshop, Southeast University, Nanjing, August 2017. "L2 self and L3 self in third language acquisition".
The 11th International Conference of the Asian Association for Lexicography, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, Guangzhou, June 2017. "Translation strategies of culture-bound words in The Chinese-English Dictionary (Unabridged) Volume I".
TESOL 2017 Master’s Student Forum, Seattle, March 2017. "Language selves in third language acquisition".
The 10th Doctoral Academic Forum on Foreign Languages and Literatures, Fudan University, Shanghai, October 2015. "Feminism or patriarchy: ‘new ideology’ and ‘old morals’ in The Female Lawyer".
MA TESOL Dissertation Supervisor, Centre for Applied Linguistics, University of Warwick, Coventry (April 2020-present)
Intercultural Training Workshop Facilitator, International Student Office, University of Warwick, Coventry (February 2018-June 2020)
Associate Tutor on course ET9C6 Specialism in Classroom Motivation, Centre for Applied Linguistics, University of Warwick, Coventry (January-February 2020)
Group Facilitator on course ES971 Communication and Leadership, School of Engineering, University of Warwick, Coventry (December 2019)
Assistant Tutor on course ET120 Research, Academic and Professional Skills, Centre for Applied Linguistics, University of Warwick, Coventry (November-December 2019)
Instructor of Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (course code: SP19 CHIN 2003 SCGC), Council on International Educational Exchange, Shanghai (March-June 2019)
Quantitative Data Analysis Workshop Facilitator, Centre for Applied Linguistics, University of Warwick, Coventry (May 2018)
English Public Speaking Trainer, Institute of Global Chinese Language Teacher Education, East China Normal University, Shanghai (May-June 2017)
English as a Second Foreign Language Tutor, College of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Fudan University, Shanghai (September 2015-January 2016)
Business English Tutor, France Business School, Shanghai campus (September 2014-June 2015)
Secretary of Centre for Applied Linguistics PhD SSLC (Student Staff Liaison Committee), University of Warwick, awarded SSLC of the Year 2018 (October 2017- May 2018)