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Department of English and Linguistics - Jiangshan An

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Assistant Professor of Linguistics

  • Office: Liberal Arts Building, 139
  • Phone: 260.481.6765
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Jiangshan An is an Assistant Professor at the Department of English and Linguistics. She completed her PhD in Applied Linguistics at the Department of Education, University of Oxford, in 2019, where she also worked as an adjunct lecturer from 2016-2018 and taught on the master’s program in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition. She specializes in content-language-integrated-learning methodology, effective use of classroom interaction to facilitate second language development, and TESOL teacher training. She is also a certified secondary school English language teacher in Hong Kong, where she taught English language arts, academic English, IELTS and TOFEL at the secondary school level and university level. During her time in the UK, she also consulted for a bilingual kindergarten project which is part of the GREAT Early Years Trade Mission to China sponsored by the British Government’s International Department of Trade, where she developed a curriculum guide for effective bilingual education for early years.

Peer reviewed journal articles and reports 

An, J., Macaro, E., Childs, A. (2019 forthcoming). Language focused episodes by monolingual teachers in science English Medium Instruction lessons. Journal of Immersion and Content Based Language Education Special Issue 2019: Teaching, Learning and Scaffolding in CLIL (content language integrated learning) science classrooms.

Macaro, E., Curle, S., Pun, J., An, J., Dearden, J. (2018). A systematic review of English medium instruction in higher education. Language Teaching 51 (1), 36-76.

An, J., Murphy, V. (2018). English as a Medium of Instruction in primary schools in South America: A review of the evidence. A report commissioned by the Oxford University Press.

PhD thesis

An, J. (2019) Monolingual teachers' interaction with Chinese students in English as the Medium of Instruction (EMI) science classes: an exploratory study of the new EMI model in high schools in China. Doctoral thesis. University of Oxford.

Selected international conferences

An. J. (2019). Translation of monolingual teachers’ beliefs into practice: a new EMI (English medium instruction) scenario in China. Paper presented at the American Association of Applied Linguistics (AAAL) Annual Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, US, 9-12 March 2019.

An, J. (2017). The opportunities of English learning in English Medium Instruction science classes in China. Paper presented at the 18th World Congress of Applied Linguistics (AILA), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 23-28 July 2017.

An, J. (2016). Native English-speaking science teachers' beliefs and practice: an interdisciplinary perspective of the new EMI model in China. Paper presented at British Educational Research Association (BERA) Annual Conference, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK. 13–15 September 2016.

An, J. (2016). Language learning in English Medium Instruction science classes in China. Paper presented at the European Second Language Association (EuroSLA) Annual Conference, University of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä, Finland, 24–27 August 2016.

Editorial review

Reviewer for TESOL Quarterly

Abstract reviewer for 2019 American Association of Applied Linguistics (AAAL) Annual Conference.