Associate Professor
Programme of English Language Literature Studies

Office: T2-602-R3
Tel: (756) 3620815
Email: edithyan@uic.edu.cn


                                           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)