altText copyrightStatement

Yan Zhao

Assistant Professor

Calculated based on number of publications stored in Pure and citations from Scopus
20142024

Research activity per year

Personal profile

Personal profile

Dr Yan Zhao received her Masters (2005) and PhD (2011) degrees in Applied Linguistics from Warwick University, UK. Since joining Xijiao-Liverpool University in 2013, Yan has taught Linguistics modules to undergraduate students. She has also taught Research Methods and Discourse Analysis to MA TESOL students. In Feb. 2015, Yan published her monograph Second Language Creative Writers: Identities and Writing Processes (with the UK academic publisher Multilingual Matters). Yan has also published at peer-reviewed international journals including New Writing: International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing; Asian EFL, Asian Journal of Applied Linguistics, Asian ESP and the top CSSCI journal Modern Foreign Languages (现代外语). Yan is interested in second language writing studies, discourse analysis, and second language motivation and identities studies. She is particularly interested in using creative writing as resources and medium for learning. In Oct. 2023, Yan completed her National Social Science Fund project (as the PI) which is A Case Study of A Multi-dimensional, Identity-driven Second Language (L2) Pedagogical Model. The monograph that comes out of the above NSSFC project is due to be published towards the end of 2024.

Research interests

Discourse Analysis, L2 creative writing, L2 identity, L2 academic writing

Experience

Assistant Professor, Xian Jiaotong-Liverpool University-2013 to present

EAP tutor, Coventry FoundationCampus - 2013 to 2013

EAP tutor, Coventry University - 2012 to 2012

EAP tutor, Southampton University - 2012 to 2012

Teaching

LNG408 Discourse Analysis

LNG406 Research Methods

LNG103 Introduction to Linguistics

LNG107 Introduction to Linguistics: Spoken and Written Discourse

Awards and honours

2021-2022 苏州工业园区2021-2022年度优秀教育工作者

2017年科教创新区高端人才集聚工程-科教骨干人才

2019 HIGHLY COMMENDED for the 2018/19 Annual XJTLU Learning and Teaching Awards for THE MOST INNOVATIVE TEACHING PRACTICE

2010 Overseas Research Students Awards Scheme, Overseas Research Students Awards Scheme

2010 Warwick Postgraduate Research Scholarship, The University of Warwick

2009 Overseas Research Students Awards Scheme, Overseas Research Students Awards Scheme

2009 Warwick Postgraduate Research Scholarship, The University of Warwick

2008 Overseas Research Students Awards Scheme, Overseas Research Students Awards Scheme

2008 Warwick Postgraduate Research Scholarship, The University of Warwick

Education/Academic qualification

Ph.D. , University of Warwick, - 2011

M.A. , The University of Warwick, - 2006

B.A. , Beijing Language and Culture University, - 2005

Person Types

  • Staff

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics where Yan Zhao is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.
  • 1 Similar Profiles

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

Recent external collaboration on country/territory level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots or