Wang to lecture on "Context and Language Transfer" Nov. 5


Wang to lecture on "Context and Language Transfer" Nov. 5

14 Oct 2015    

Chuming Wang, president of the Chinese Society of Second Language Research and professor of English at the National Research Center for Linguistics and Applied Linguistics at Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, will deliver a university wide lecture entitled “Context and Language Transfer” from 4–5 p.m., Nov. 5, 2015 in Othmer Hall, Room 105. The lecture, sponsored by UNL's Confucius Institute and the Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education, will be followed by a reception to which all are invited to meet Dr. Wang.

His main research interest lies in second language development and in applying SLA theories and research findings to teaching English and Chinese as second language. He has developed a teaching model called the Length Approach to English Language Teaching, which aims to help improve second language (L2) proficiency through writing. He is currently the principal investigator of a national project on the cognitive process involved in L2 learning and teaching of Chinese. He has published papers in Language Learning, Applied Linguistics and some Chinese top-tier journals of foreign language studies. His books include “Applied Psycholinguistics: A L2 learning Perspective,” “The Study of Self-concept of Chinese Learners of L2 English” and “How a Foreign Language Is Learned.” He has won two national awards for research on L2 teaching in China.


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