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Yunyan Zhang

Principal Language Lecturer


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Current position:

Principal Language Lecturer; has worked for the English Language Centre, XJTLU, China since 08/2015.

Previous work experience:

IEP lecturer, 10/2014- 05/2015, Center for English as a Second Language, University of Arizona, USA

English lecturer, 09/2001-08/2006, School of Foreign Studies, Xuzhou Normal University, China


MA/PhD, 01/2007- 08/2014, College of Education, The Ohio State University, USA

Prior to joining XJTLU, Yunyan studied and worked in the United States for nine year, where she obtained her second master‘s and Ph.D. degree in Foreign and Second Language Education, and then taught as an IEP (Intensive English Program) lecturer at the CESL (Center for English as a Second Language) of the University of Arizona. However, Yunyan’s teaching experience can be dated back to 2001 when she began to teach EAP courses at Xuzhou Normal University (now Jiangsu Normal University) after obtaining her first master’s degree in Applied Linguistics. 

Since joining the ELC of XJTLU, Yunyan has challenged herself with different roles, including not only an EAP lecturer, but also an internal moderator, a module convenor, the EAP Curriculum Manager, and  Head of the Postgraduate Division.

Yunyan has taught students at different levels from undergraudate to PhD. She is now mainly working with research degree students (Master of Research and PhD students) through instructing "Get MRes Ready", "Get PhD Ready" and "Thesis Writing for STEM Students" courses and providing one-to-one writing consultations.. For Yunyan, teaching English is her profession as well as her passion. Her goal is always to help students derive fun and confidence from the process of learning the English language and experiencing the culture. Her original intention to be a dedicated educator has never changed over 25 years of her teaching career.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD , The Ohio State University, USA, - 2014

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