Associate Professor, Acting Programme Director
Programme of English Language Literature Studies

Office: T2-602-R3
Tel: (756) 3620815
Email: nc.ude.ciu@nayhtide


                                           ELLS EDITH         
Academic & Professional Qualifications
  • Ph.D. Applied Linguistics (City University of Hong Kong)
  • M.A. Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (Central Michigan University, USA)
  • PG.Dip. Education (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
  • B.Sc. Biology (The University of Hong Kong)
Academic Interests
  • Blended language learning
  • First language use in foreign language teaching and learning
  • Content and language integrated learning
Selected Research Project / Grants
  • 2018-present, Yan, Edith, Principal Investigator, “Developing Pedagogical Innovations Through Action Research,” the 2018 University Innovation and Enhancement Programme (RMB 100,000).
  • 2017-2019, Yan, Edith, Principal Investigator, “Enhancing e-Learning Education with Interactive Software,” the 2017 University Innovation and Enhancement Programme (RMB 50,000).
  • 2017-present, Yan, Edith, Principal Investigator, “Views, Practices and Language Learning Through Moodle Course Material: A Study of University English-Medium Classes in China,” UIC Research Grant (RMB 30,000).
  • 2013-2015, Yan, Edith, Principal Investigator, “Exploring an Optimal First-language Use in Foreign Language Classrooms: A Survey of Teachers’ and Students’ Attitudes and Classroom Practices in China,” UIC Research Grant (RMB 20,000).
Selected Publications
Courses Taught
  • TESL2013 Approaches to Second Language Teaching
  • TESL3083 Classroom Communication for Language Teachers
  • TESL3023 English Language Skills for Teachers
  • ENG2083 Discourse and Grammar
  • TESL2150 English Grammar
  • ENG2113 Pragmatics and Discourse Analysis
  • ENG2060 Discourse Analysis
  • ENG2040 Semantics and Pragmatics
  • TESL3053 Contrastive Error Analysis
  • TESL3160 Error Analysis: Language Problems of Chinese ESL Learners
  • TESL4023 Action Research
  • TESL4083 Research Skills in Language Studies and TESOL
  • TESL4053 Language-Teaching Practicum I
  • TESL4073 Language-Teaching Practicum II
  • ENG4073 Final Year Project I (TESL)
  • ENG4103 Final Year Project I (ELLS)
  • ENG1013 Introduction to the Study of Language (co-teaching)
  • GDHS1003 Language, Media and Culture (co-teaching)
  • ENG2013 Phonetics and Phonology (co-teaching)