I have had EFL/ESL/TESL teaching and research experiences in China, England and Canada. My research in China focused on cross-cultural communication, language transfer and English teaching methodology in EFL contexts. Through my travel, study and work in England and Canada, I have strengthened my scholarship in applied linguistics and developed interests in sociolinguistics, with a focus on identity construction in ESL writing.
My previous study explored identity reconstruction of graduate students in additional language contexts in China and Canada. My newly-completed book entitled Teaching ESL in Canada is a textbook specifically written for Canadian ESL instructors. My current research projects focus on ESL instruction and support in schools and communities in Newfoundland, Canada.
- Second/Additional language education
- Identity issues in additional language contexts
- Second/Additional language writing
- TESL/TEFL curriculum and methodology
- ESL support in schools and communities
- Immigrant integration in Atlantic Canada
- Comparative cultural and language studies