Basic Infomation

NAME:Chengsong Yang


CURRENT POSITION: Xi’an Jiaotong University Lecturer


SCHOOL: School of International Studies 


UNIVERSITY: Xi’an Jiaotong University

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

                                                                                                                                    Lady Knox Geyser , New Zealand

Education

 2012- 2016 University of Auckland, New Zealand,  PhD, Education

2009-2011 Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Master, Applied Linguistics
 
1999-2002 Xidian University, China, Master, Foreign Linguistics and Applied Linguistics (translation of technical texts)
 
1995-1999 Xi’an International Studies University, China, Bachelor, English language  and literature
Reseach Specialties/Career

sociolinguistics/world Englishes/English as an international language, second language acquisition (especially writing), research methods (both quantitative and qualitative, verbal reports, in particular), EAP (English for academic purposes), ESP (English for specific purposes), and discourse analysis

Teaching

 

2002—2016 Xi’an Jiaotong University, lecturer since April 1, 2004
 
    I have very rich experiences in teaching and very good teaching and presentation skills. I have taught courses such as college English writing, IELTs writing (I have compiled a 300,000-word book on IELTS writing), translation, business English, and college English. I have taught both English majors and non-English majors, in both regular university classrooms and school-run intensive training courses.
 
    I can teach courses such as sociolinguistics/English as an international language/lingua franca, language acquisition, discourse analysis, research methods (both quantitative and qualitative), teaching writing, EAP, ESP (including English for science and technology), and technical translation.
 
Teaching experiences at Xi’an Jiaotong University, PRC:
 
    2002 (April, upon graduation from Xidian University, China) - 2005 (July) (altogether 7 semesters, two semesters each year, each semester 3 classes, each of around 30 students) taught sophomores College English (comprehensive English skills, i.e., listening, speaking, reading, writing, etc.)
 
    2005 (September) - 2006 (Jan) taught sophomores two courses—English Lexicology (3 classes, each of around 30 students); English to Chinese & Chinese to English Translation (3 classes, each of around 30 students)
 
    2006 (March) - 2006 (July) taught sophomores (3 classes, each of around 30 students) Business English
2006 (September) - 2007 (Jan) taught sophomores two courses—English Lexicology (3 classes, each of around 30 students); English to Chinese & Chinese to English Translation (3 classes, each of around 30 students)
 
    2007 (March) - 2007 (July) taught sophomores Business English (2 classes, each of around 30 students)
 
    2007 (September) – 2008 (January) taught sophomores English to Chinese & Chinese to English Translation (6 classes, each of around 30 students)
    2008 (March) – 2008 (July) taught sophomores Business English (3 classes, each of around 30 students)
 
    2008 (September) – 2009 (January) taught sophomores English to Chinese & Chinese to English Translation (7 classes, each of around 30 students)
 
    2009 (March) – 2009 (July) taught sophomores Business English (4 classes, each of around 30 students)
 
    2011 (September) – 2012 (January) taught sophomores College English Writing (2 classes, each of around 30 students)
 
    2012 (March) – 2012 (July) taught sophomores College English Writing (2 classes, each of around 30 students)
 
Honors

1.         Xidian University 2000 Xidian Spring English speech contest first prize

 

2.         Xidian University outstanding master thesis second prize

 

3.         New Oriental Education Group 2006 nationwide teachers’ (Chinese) speech contest first prize   

 

4.         UoA doctoral scholarship 2012 recipient (From September, 2012 to February, 2016)

 

5.         UoA Faculty of Education School of Curriculum and Pedagogy (CURRPD) 2015 Publishing Award

 

International Conference

1.International Conference on Teaching and Researching EFL Witing 2016 Presenters (of two presentations), September 24-25, 2016, Taiyuan (University of Technology), China.

2.Applied Linguistics Association Australia/New Zealand/Association for Language Testing and Assessment of Australia and New Zealand (ALAA/ALANZ/ALTAANZ) 2015 conference Co-presenter, with Professor Lawrence Jun Zhang, 30 November-2 December, Adelaide, Australia.

3.The 14th Symposium on Second Language Writing (Learning to Write for Academic Purposes) 2015 Attendee,November 19-21, AUT University, City Campus, Auckland, New Zealand .

4.Applied Linguistics Association New Zealand (ALANZ) 2014 conference Presenter, on 29 November, at AUT University, Auckland, New Zealand.

5.American Association of Applied Linguistics (AAAL) 2013 conference Co-presenter, presented by associate professor Hu Guangwei from the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, on March 16-March 19, at Dallas, TX, U.S.A.

Publications

 

Refereed Journal Articles:
 
Yang, C. S. (2016). (In press) Advancing the Yoo (2014) and Ren (2014) debate on ownership of English: It's time for a shift of conceptualizations and focus. Applied Linguistics.
Yang, C. S., & Zhang, L. J. (2015). Methodological considerations in second language writing research: A critical appraisal of the think-aloud technique, Dier yuyan xuexi yanjiu [Second language
         learning research], 1, 41-50.
Wang, W. H., & Yang, C. S.* (2015). Claiming centrality as promotion in research article introductions. Journal of English for Academic Purposes, 20, 162-175.
Yang, C. S., & Zhang, L. J. (2015). China English in trouble: Evidence from dyadic teacher talk. System, 51,
        39-50.
Yang, C. S., Hu, G. W., & Zhang, L. J. (2014). Reactivity of concurrent verbal reporting in second language writing. Journal of Second Language Writing, 24(1), 51-70.
Yang, C. S., Hu, G. W., & Zhang, L. J. (2014). Second Language Research on Recasts: A Critical Review in Response to an Ongoing Debate. Chinese Journal of Applied Linguistics, 37(4), 411-429. 
 
 
Book Reviews
Yang, C. (2013). Lawrence Jun Zhang, Rani Rubdy and Lubna Alsagoff (eds.), 2012, Asian Englishes:  
        Changing Perspectives in a Globalised World. Singapore & New York: Pearson Prentice Hall. Review in
        International Journal of Applied Linguistics, 23(3), 389-391.
 
Textbooks:
Yang, C. S. (2015). Yasi xiezuo da jiangtang: Jichu qianghua lianxi [Lectures on IELTS writing: Basics, upgrades, and exercises]. Xi’an, PRC: Xi’an Jiaotong University Press. 
 
 
Articles in English-Learning Magazines at CNKI (China National Knowledge Infrastructure):
 
Yang, C. S. (2007a). Kaoyan yingyu: xiezuo linkao ba zhuyi [Postgraduate candidates’ eight notes before the exam], ershiyi shiji [Twenty-First Century], 10, 48-49.  
Yang, C. S. (2007b). Xin siji xiezuo kao qian dianbo [Tips before the upcoming New CET-4], New Oriental
English, 50, 4-6.  
Yang, C. S. (2007c). Cong jiandanju tupo xin siji zuowen [Make a breakthrough of new CET-4 essay from the fundamental of simple sentences], New Oriental English, 51/52, 8-10.
Yang, C. S. (2008) (Trans.). The last post, New Oriental English, Z1, 120-123. 
Yang, C. S. (2009). Vincent (Starry, Starry Night). New Oriental English, Z1, 56-57.
 
Sections in Books (in Chinese):
Yang, C. S. (2008). Jichu bu xionghou, cainiao qineng bian dashi? [Without a solid foundation, can a green hand become a master hand]. In Zhengtuo shengming de shufu [Shake off the bounds of life], pp. 147-151. Beijing: Qunyan Publishing House.
  
Articles in Newspaper Columns (in Chinese):
 
Yang, C. S. (2007, January 21). Tongyici rang yingyu zuowen shenghui [Synonyms make English essays shine]. Hua shang bao.
 
 
 
PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES / SERVICE / OTHER ACTIVITIES:

Reviewer for TESOL Quarterly (Reports), Asian-Pacific Education Researcher, & Contemporary Foreign Languages Studies 

 

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