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Qingyang Sun

Assistant Professor

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I am an Assistant Professor at the Department of Applied Linguistics. I joined XJTLU in 2019 and taught EAP at School of Languages until 2022. Prior to that, I completed my PhD in TESOL from University of York, UK . My research interests include EAP, academic writing, student engagement in EAP, feedback practices, and technology use in EAP. I have published papers in high-ranking SSCI journals and book chapters, and reviewed submissions for several journals. You're welcome to check my ResearchGate profile and download the papers available:

I welcome PhD applications relating to the following potential areas:

  • source use practices in academic writing and EAP
  • digital academic literacy or literacies (including intersections with CALL and Artificial Intelligence)
  • intersection between translanguaging, EMI and Academic Literacies

Research interests

long-term development in students writing

source use and citations

academic literacy or literacies, and digital aspects of them

English-Medium Instruction



Deputy chair of HSS SSLC (student-staff liaison committee), 2023-

LNG409 MA TESOL Dissertation module leader, 2023-

Deputy Head of Pre-sessional English courses, 2020 and 2021

Module Convenor of LAN915 Reading for Writing, LAN916 Writing for Academic Purposes, 2020-2022


LNG 409 Dissertation (MA TESOL)

LNG 402 language testing and assessment 22/23 S2

Postgraduate ALA courses on academic reading/writing and speaking, 2020-2022

2020 Summer Pre-sessional EAP courses

2019-20: Undergraduate EAP courses (general, and for industrial technology)

Education/Academic qualification

PhD in TESOL, University of York, 2019

CELTA, Shanghai, 2019

Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, 2017

MA in Education, University of York, 2015

BA in Italian Language and Literature, Shanghai International Studies University, 2013

BSc in Global Economics and Trading, Shanghai University of International Business and Economics, 2014

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