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ePortfolio of Zi Wang


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.

Previous degrees

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

Publications

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)

Presentations

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.

Teaching

Intercultural Training workshop facilitator, Centre for Applied Linguistics and International Student Office, University of Warwick, Coventry (February-August 2018)

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)

Activities

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)

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Twitter: @ZiWang28