Chinese scholar to discuss 'Context and Language Transfer'

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Chinese scholar to discuss ‘Context and Language Transfer’

Chuming Wang, president of the Chinese Society of Second Language Research and professor of English at Guangdong University of Foreign Studies in Guangzhou, China, will deliver a lecture at 4 p.m. Nov. 5 in Othmer Hall, Room 105.

The talk, “Context and Language,” is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by UNL’s Confucius Institute and Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education. It will be followed by a public reception.

Wang’s main research interest lies in second language development and in applying second-language acquisition 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 proficiency through writing.

He is currently the principal investigator of a national project on the cognitive process involved insecond language learning and teaching of Chinese. 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.”

Wang has won two national awards for research on second language teaching in China.

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