I have been a language teacher and language teacher educator for more than 20 years, during which time I have taught a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses at the pre-service, professional development and graduate levels at a number of universities in Canada, Hong Kong, and China. My research interests focus on the impact of large-scale language testing on instruction, the relationship between classroom assessment and instruction in language classrooms, and the academic and professional acculturation of international and new immigrant students, workers, and professionals to Canada.
I had my formative and undergraduate education in China. I received my MA in teaching English as a Foreign Language from the University of Reading in England, and my Ph. D. in second/foreign language testing from the University of Hong Kong. Before I joined Queen’s University in 2000, I was a Killam Postdoctoral Fellow (1998-2000) within the Centre for Research in Applied Measurement and Evaluation (CRAME) and the TESL program at the University of Alberta. From 1996 to 1998, I was an Assistant Professor at the School of Education and Languages, Open University of Hong Kong.