Jing Xia

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Office Location(s): 1347 North Quad
Phone: 734.936.3143

  • About

    I'm interested in English as a second language writing, English/Chinese as a second language acquisition, and syntax. Learning a different language, being able to function efficiently in that language yet not losing one's unique identity requires far more than just the grasping the mechanics of that language. I have taught language/literacy courses to English/Chinese language learners as well educational theory courses to ESL pre-service teachers. It is a challenging and rewarding experience to learn a different language and there are moments when a learner could not even tell why/where s/he gets stuck. I'm here to help!

    Fields of Study/Research Interests

    Second Language Writing, Second Language Acquisition, Syntax

    Courses/Teaching Assignments
    • Writing 120: Writing for Multilingual Students

  • Education
    • Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics, Arizona State University, United States
    • M.A. in Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, P. R. China
    • B.A. in English, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, P. R. China
  • Presentations
    • Xia, J. (2012, October). A processing investigation of second-language learners’ interpretation of null subjects in embedded mandarin Chinese sentences. Paper presented in the Second Language Research Forum, Pittsburgh, PA
    • Xia, J. (2012, August). Does speaking English as a L2 make a difference? Dissertation topic selection experience of one domestic and one international student in one humanity program. Paper presented in Symposium on Second Language Writing, West Lafayette, IN
    • Xia, J. (2011, November). Integrating “draft exchange” in the writing instruction for upper-level English learners of Chinese. Paper presented in American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, Denver, CO