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Tongle SUN

Assistant Professor
Ph.D. (CUHK), CELTA (Cambridge ESOL)

Tel 3943 7462
Email tonglesun@cuhk.edu.hk
Office Fung King Hey 322

Administrative Post:
Student Communications

Research Areas
Language, culture, and identity; language socialization; study abroad; language learning motivation; intercultural communication; internationalization/interculturalization; digital literacies; English for specific purposes
 
Selected Publications
In preparation
The language use, intercultural attitudes, and identities of Mainland Chinese STEM undergraduates prior to joining an international exchange program. Study Abroad Research in Second Language Acquisition and International Education (John Benjamins).
In preparation
(With C. A. Hafner). Multimodal expression of professional identity in oral advocacy at law school. Applied Linguistics.
2021
(With C. A. Hafner). The ‘team of 5 million’: The joint construction of leadership discourse during the Covid-19 pandemic in New Zealand. Discourse, Context & Media, 43. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dcm.2021.100523
2021
Academic communicative preparedness and discourse organizing strategies: Chinese postgraduate students in the U.S. Presentation at the 6th International Conference of Asia-Pacific LSP & Professional Communication Association (LSPPC6), City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, 3-5 June 2021.
2020
(With J. Jackson). Fostering global-mindedness through intercultural education and online debriefings. Poster presentation at CUHK’s Teaching and Learning Innovation EXPO 2019/20, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, 28-30 July 2020.
2020
(With J. Jackson). Enriching international educational experience through e-learning pedagogy. Proceedings of the 14th International Technology, Education and Development Conference (INTED2020) (pp. 32-38). Valencia, Spain: International Academy of Technology, Education and Development (IATED). https://doi.org/10.21125/inted.2020.0018
2019
(With J. Jackson and S. Y. Chan). Language and (inter)cultural socialization in study abroad (SA) contexts. In A. H. Omar (Ed.), Proceedings of the Conference of the Global Council for Anthropological Linguistics in Asia (The GLOCAL CALA 2019) (pp. 548-551). The Conference of the Global Council for Anthropological Linguistics in Asia.
2019
Demystifying the developmental trajectories of Chinese semester-abroad sojourners. Poster presentation at the Asia-Pacific Association of International Education (APAIE) conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 25-29 March 2019.
2019
‘Chinese and English are both my languages’: Identity negotiation and language socialization of a Chinese study abroad student. Presentation at the Conference on Asian Linguistic Anthropology (CALA 2019), Siem Reap, Cambodia, 23-26 January 2019.
2018
(With J. Jackson). Nurturing global competencies through an online intercultural intervention. Research poster presentation at the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) annual conference, Barcelona, Spain, 7-10 November 2018.
2018
(With J. Jackson). eLearning and English-medium instruction: Challenges facing L2 exchange students. Research poster presentation at the 30th European Association of International Education (EAIE) conference, Geneva, Switzerland, 11-14 September 2018.
2017
Identity negotiation and intercultural learning of Chinese STEM sojourners in study abroad STEM. Presentation at the 5th combined conference for the Applied Linguistics Association of New Zealand (ALANZ), Applied Linguistics Association of Australia (ALAA) and Association of Language Testing and Assessment of Australia and New Zealand (ALTAANZ), Auckland, New Zealand, 27-29 November, 2017.
2017
(With J. Jackson, G. Barkhuizen, & P. Benson). Tracing the developmental trajectories of Chinese exchange students in Australasia. Panel presentation at the Asia-Pacific Association of International Education (APAIE) conference, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, 20-23 March 2017.
 
Impact and Engagement
Invited talks
2020
Case studies in study abroad research: Demystifying learning trajectories of Chinese international exchange students. Invited talk. Department of Foreign Languages, National University of Defense Technology, Changsha, China, 11 November 2020.
2019
Preparing Chinese STEM students for international exchange experience in English-speaking countries. Invited presentation at CUHK’s International Conference on Internationalisation: Optimising Student Experience, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, 15-16 May 2019.
Invited workshop
2019
(With J. Jackson). Fostering inclusivity and interculturality on campus. Invited workshop at the Asia-Pacific Association for International Education (APAIE) conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 25-29 March 2019.
Community service
2020-current
Webmaster/Outreach, Asia-Pacific LSP & Professional Communication Association
2019
Organizing Committee, International Conference on Internationalisation: Optimising Student Experience, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, 15-16 May 2019.
2018
Digital Scholarship Volunteer, Standing out from the crowd: Author identity, CUHK Library, November 2018
2015-2019
Reviewer, CUHK’s Annual Study Abroad Writing Contest
 
Research Grant
2017
The second language identities and academic/social (non)integration of Chinese international exchange students. University Mobility in Asia and the Pacific (UMAP) Research Net. Award: US$9,000.00 (Principal investigator: Prof. Jane Jackson (CUHK); Co-investigators: Prof. Gary Barkhuizen (University of Auckland); Prof. Phil Benson (Macquarie University); Tongle Sun (CUHK) and Chan Sin Yu (CUHK),
 
Awards
2019
Hong Kong Association for Applied Linguistics Postgraduate Student Travel Grant
2018
Hong Kong Government Reaching Out Award
2016-19
Hong Kong PhD Fellowship