Friday September 17 , 2021
Hathaway ( YANG Xiaoyu ) Lecturer
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Yang Xiaoyu joined the English Language Center, Shantou University in 2020. Prior to that, she has taught various English courses in Guangzhou, including General College English for different levels of undergraduate students, as well as Reading Skills for double-major students of English. She aims to increase the effectiveness of second language teaching and learning, with a focus on individual differences.

Xiaoyu is interested in a wide range of areas in the field of second language acquisition. She worked on the relationship between the English proficiency, language anxiety and willingness to communicate in her MA dissertation. Most recently she has published journal articles regarding language transfer, English writing, information and communication technology in English teaching. She has been involved in research projects and she develops a great interest in interdisciplinary research as well.

Aside from giving lessons and doing research, Xiaoyu continues exploring new possibilities in her wonderland. She likes to play music and draw in her free time. Mostly, she enjoys listening to music while walking.

 

Education:

MA in English Language Education, December, 2017, University of Reading

BA in English Language & Literature, June, 2014, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies 

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