Visiting Scholars

Minzi Li
National Key Research Center for Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
Guangdong University of Foreign Studies

My research interests are in language testing and assessment, and applied linguistics more generally. I am particularly interested in second language reading and listening, and diagnosis in second /foreign language assessment. In recent research, I have focused on topics: testing listening (e.g., integrated listening, cognitive factors), testing Language-in-use (e.g. reading construct), self-assessment (e.g., develop and validate self-assessment tools), rating (e.g. scales, rating approaches) and language standards (e.g., CSE-China standards of English, CEFR).

Songshan Zhang

Songshan Zhang
National Key Research Center for Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
Guangdong University of Foreign Studies

My research foci reside in second language vocabulary acquisition and assessment, reading and listening, individual differences, and meta-analysis. My publications appeared in System, ELT Journal, and Canadian Modern Language Review.

Huani Zhuang
Foshan University

My interests focus on business English and teaching business English to EFL students. My research explores aspects such as jargons and lingoes of business English, the presentation of linguistic devices in business English, etc. For instance, I have conducted a research on animal metaphors commonly used in business English. With regard to business English pedagogy research, I am particularly interested in business English teaching and learning strategies, as well as business English vocabulary acquisition. Examples of my research in this area include usage of portfolios as a teaching and learning method in business English, and how to help cultivate students’ English presentation skills in business English class.


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