Postgraduate Research Students
SUN Tongle
Ph.D.
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Title of Dissertation: Second language identities and socialization in study abroad: Chinese STEM exchange students in an English-speaking country

Supervisor: Professor Jane Jackson

I am investigating the language and intercultural learning of Chinese STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) students from a Hong Kong university who take part in a semester-long international exchange program in an English-speaking country.

Research Interests

Language, culture and identity; second language identities; language socialization; study abroad

Selected Publications

Jackson, J., & Sun, T. (2018, September). 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. (https://www.eaie.org/geneva/programme/programme-overview/activity/1576.html)

 

Jackson, J., Barkhuizen, G., Benson, P., & Sun, T. (2017, March). 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. (https://apaie2017.org/iconf/confApaie/parallelsessions

 

Sun, T. (2018, March). Global-readiness and intercultural development: Chinese STEM students in study abroad. Presentation at the Asia-Pacific Association of International Education (APAIE) conference, Singapore, 25-29 March 2018. (https://www.apaie2018.org)

 

Jackson, J., Sun, T., & Chan, C. (2018, March). How technology is changing study abroad research: Implications for pedagogy. Presentation at the Asia-Pacific Association of International Education (APAIE) conference, Singapore, 25-29 March 2018. (https://www.apaie2018.org)

 

Jackson, J., Chan, C., & Sun, T. (2018, March). Empowering study abroad students through online support. Presentation at the Asia-Pacific Association of International Education (APAIE) conference, Singapore, 25-29 March 2018. (https://www.apaie2018.org)

 

Sun, T. (2017, November). 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. (http://www.alanz2017.org/)

 

Sun, T. (2017, June). Language, identity, and intercultural engagement: Chinese STEM students abroad. Presentation at the 23rd International Conference of the International Association for Intercultural Communication Studies (IAICS), Macau, 6-8 June 2017. (http://edic.ipm.edu.mo/)