Postgraduate Research Students


ZHANG Yue Ellen


Tel 3943 5711
Office Fung King Hey 304

Professor Ron Darvin

Professor Prem Phyak

Research Interests
Language learning motivation and investment, language identities, and English for Specific Purposes
Selected Publications
Zhang, Y. (2020). A Critical Genre-based Approach to English for Specific Purposes: Lecture Design and Pedagogical Guidelines. Chinese Journal of ESP, 3, 37-44.
Zhang, Y. (2020, September 5-6). From Secondary School to University: Interactions between Medium of Instruction and language Learning Motivation. Paper presented at the Second International Virtual TESOL Conference: Second Language Acquisition Research Advances. Online.
Zhang, Y. (2019, July 25-28). From EMI to ESL: A Case Study of English Language Reflexive Identities in the Narratives of Two Mainland Chinese Postgraduate Students in Hong Kong. Paper presented at the 2019 Global English Education China Assembly. Hangzhou, China.
Zhang, Y. (2019, June 28-29). From CMI to EMI: The English Learning Motivational Trajectories of First-year Mainland Engineering Majors. Paper presented at the Inaugural Conference on Language Teaching and Learning: Cognition and Identity. Hong Kong, China.
Zhang, Y. (2018, November 2-4). Curriculum Design for Education Concentration from the Perspective of Needs Analysis: Practice and Students' Perceptions. Paper presented at The 2nd Annual Conference of Asia ESP & the 7th Chinese National Symposium on ESP. Southeast University, China.
Zhang, Y. (2015, November 27-30). Students' and Teachers' Changing Perceptions on Communicative and Non-communicative Activities on Vocabulary Learning. Paper presented at The 14th Asia Association of Computer Assisted Language Learning International Conference. Xi’an Aeronautical University, China.
Huang, J., & Zhang, Y. (2014, November 19-21). Studying for a master's Degree in Hong Kong: What are the Benefits and Challenges for Mainland Chinese Students? Paper presented at the APERA Conference. The Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong, China.