Jiangshan An

Prior to my doctorate, I obtained a Bachelor of Education in English Language in Hong Kong on an entrance scholarship and graduated with First Honor class and Distinction in teaching practice.

Then, I completed my Msc in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition at University of Oxford. In between my studies, I have worked full-time as an English teacher and course developer at both university level and secondary school level in Hong Kong, teaching and developing courses on English for Academic Purposes, English language arts, IELTS/TOEFL, and general English. This gave me rich hands-on classroom teaching experience. I have also organized and conducted community service projects and student events both in my life as a student and as a teacher. I have received a number of scholarships and awards for my academic performance and my voluntary work.

My Dphil project is about investigating the teaching and learning in a new and unique EMI model, namely International Departments situated in public high schools in China, where many foreign native English-speaking teachers teach foreign high school curricula in English to classes of homogeneous Chinese students.

Alongside my Dphil study, I also work part-time as a research assistant at the English as the Medium of Instruction Research Centre at OUED, involved with data managing and analysis for the research projects at the centre, and also with organizing conferences. I have also held leading roles in organizing student conferences.

Apart from my academic life, I enjoy playing piano, swimming, cooking and exploring the nature!


  • Research student

College affiliation

  • St Antony's College

Research groups

  • Applied Linguistics
  • English Medium Instruction
  • Teacher Education and Professional Learning