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Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and posters at many international conferences. Junlong’s DPhil project will explore Chinese students’ motivational dynamics and translanguaging experiences during the transition to EMI higher education from an ecological perspective. He is keen on contributing new insights to second language education research.

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Kari Sahan

Pippa is a first-year DPhil student, whose research interests focus on vulnerable students’ outcomes and experiences of secondary school English education.

In 2023, Pippa completed an MSc in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford, researching pedagogical strategies for the teaching of emotionally challenging literature to students with experiences of trauma. Her DPhil research will build on this project, exploring looked after children’s engagement with English education, and their outcomes in the subject.

Alongside her research, Pippa continues to teach English in a secondary school; she is therefore passionate about collaborations between practice and research. Her project seeks to develop our understanding of looked after children’s experiences in English classrooms, in order to facilitate the development of strategies to support these vulnerable learners.

Supervisors

Nicole Dingwall and Julie Selwyn

Amy is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP Studentship.

Her doctoral research focuses on the educational provision for separated asylum-seeking and refugee children within the UK context. Alongside her DPhil, she also works for a London local authority’s Virtual School for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, as an ‘Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Advisory Teacher/Caseworker’.

Prior to starting the DPhil, she completed an (ESRC funded) MSc in Sociology at Oxford University, a MPhil in Development Studies at Cambridge University, and a BA in International Development and Portuguese at Leeds University. She also spent a year studying Social Work at Rio de Janeiro’s PUC University.

Supervisors

David Mills and Ellie Ott

Ling is a third-year PhD student in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University in China and also a recognised student in the Department of Education at Oxford. My research focuses on teacher education and development, with a specific emphasis on teachers who teach Chinese language worldwide.

Supervisors

Laura Molway and Robert Woore

Dongxia Nie is a first-year student in the DPhil in Education programme, where her research interests centre on understanding young learners’ English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education through mobile devices.

Dongxia holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree with distinction from the Institute of Education (IOE) at University College London (UCL). Before her master’s studies, she worked for approximately 10 years in EFL teaching and educational consultancy across diverse settings. Her instructional expertise extends to both monolingual and multilingual students, spanning various ages and language proficiency levels.

Supervisors

Victoria Murphy and Faidra Faitaki

Ivan is currently serving as a Facilitator (Teaching) in the Vice-Chancellor’s Colloquium and as an Editor of the Graduate Inequality Review in the University of Oxford. He has taken up lecturerships in a number of universities in Hong Kong and has run Education, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Academic English courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Prior to joining Oxford, Ivan received his teacher-training in Hong Kong and his postgraduate training in Linguistics (with a specialisation in pragmatics) at University College London. His research interests include: mental representation of word meanings, language acquisition, educational technology, and ELT pedagogy.

Publications

  • Au, I. (2021). Unwinding the Fantasy: Using Breakout Rooms to Promote Language Exposure and Less-Public Feedback Practices in Online Synchronous Teaching. Paper presented at the PASHE 2021 – EAP Education and Practice: Supporting Students’ Needs, UCL (IOE).
  • Au, I. & Yiu, C. (2021). ‘Identity game’: so you think you are what your Instagram bio says about you. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, Hong Kong.
  • Au, I. (2021). The magic of breakout rooms in online synchronous teaching and learning of English. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum, Hong Kong.
  • Choi, T. H., Chan, H., & Au, I. (2018). ‘Now you’re talking’: Teacher preparation through alumni talks in a community of practice. Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium.
  • Au, I. (2018). Branching out from the tree: Extending vocabulary acquisition with polysemy. Paper presented at HKBU-HU First Joint Symposium on Education 2018.

 

Supervisors

Elizabeth Wonnacott and Victoria Murphy

Hao Wu (吴昊) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction.

Hao has been teaching English for academic purposes and English as a foreign language for five years at the university level. He obtained an MA TESOL degree from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching degree (Distinction) from The University of Oxford, and a BA English from University of Science and Technology Liaoning (Anshan, China). His research interests are English Medium Instruction (EMI), English speaking pedagogy, language learner psychology, and educational technology.

Selected Publications

Wu, H. (2019). A corpus-based analysis of TESOL EFL students’ use of logical connectors in spoken English. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 9(6), 625-636. https://doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0906.04

 

Supervisors

Heath Rose and Gene Thompson

Junlong (Charlie) Li is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on English medium instruction (EMI), translanguaging, and language learning motivation.

Junlong obtained his BA (Hons) in English Education at Shenzhen University and MPhil in Education (Research in Second Language Education) at the University of Cambridge with Distinction. Junlong is CELTA-qualified. Prior to his DPhil study, he served as a secondary school English teacher and an IELTS speaking teacher in China.

Junlong has published and reviewed articles in several top-tier applied linguistics journals including English Today, Applied Linguistics Review, the Language Learning Journal, etc. He has also presented papers and