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HongWang  

Dr. Hong Wang
Associate Professor

Office: Seton 436
Phone: (902) 457-6192
Fax: (902) 457-4911
E-mail: msvu.ca

 

 

Research and Teaching Interests
  • Teaching English as a second or foreign language (TESL/TEFL)
  • ESL/EFL policies, pedagogy, and curriculum implementation and evaluation
  • ESL/EFL teacher education and professional development
  • Immigrant teachers in Canada
  • Second language acquisition
  • Linguistics

Background

PhD, Education (Curriculum Studies of English as a Second/Foreign Language) Queen’s University
MA, Linguistics and Applied Language Studies, Carleton University
MA, English Language and Literature, Xi’an Foreign Languages University
BA, English Language and Literature, Northwest University

Research Grants

March 2011. Test Preparation: Does it Enhance Test Performance and English Language Proficiency? Principal Investigator: Liying Cheng (Queen’s University); Co-Investigators: Hong Wang (MSVU), Lynette May (Queensland University of Technology, Australia), Shahrzad Saif (Université Laval). Funded by SSHRC (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council).

January 2007. ESL Teachers’ Professional Development Needs in Canada: Implications for Second Language Teacher Education. Principal Investigator: Hong Wang. Funded by New Scholars Research Grant, Mount Saint Vincent University.

Selected Publications

Peer-reviewed

  • Wang, H. (2013). Walking between two worlds: My cross-cultural experience in academia. In Y. Wang & Y. Zhao (Eds.), Seeking the common dreams between the worlds: Stories of Chinese immigrant faculty in North American higher education (pp. 13-28). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.
  • Wang, H., & Zhao, K. (2012). What do ESL teachers need for their professional development?: The voice from Ontario. In D. Soneson & E. Tarone (Eds.), Expanding our horizons: Language teacher education in the 21st century (pp. 63-79). Minneapolis: University of Minnesota, The Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition.
  • Wang, H. (2010). Translating policies into practice: The role of middle-level administrators in language curriculum implementation. The Curriculum Journal, 21(2), 123-140.
  • Wang, H., & Cheng, L. (2009). Factors affecting teachers’ curriculum implementation. The Linguistics Journal, 4(3), 135-166.
  • Wang, H. (2009). An implementation study of the English as a foreign language curriculum policies in the Chinese tertiary context. The Asian EFL Journal (Thesis), 1-344.
  • Pazaver, A., & Wang, H. (2009). Asian students’ perceptions of grammar teaching in the ESL classroom. The International Journal of Language, Society and Culture, 27, 27-35.
  • Wang, H. (2008). Language policy implementation: A look at teachers’ perceptions. The Asian EFL Journal, 30, 1-25.
  • Chafe, J., & Wang, H. (2008). Second language teacher education at the tertiary level: A pressing issue in Canada. The International Journal of Language, Society and Culture, 25, 19-26.
  • Wang, H., & Cheng, L. (2008). The impact of curriculum innovation on the cultures of teaching. The Chinese EFL Journal, 1(1), 5-30. Reprinted from The Asian EFL Journal by permission of the Asian EFL Journal Press.
  • Myles, J., Cheng, L., & Wang, H. (2006). Teaching in elementary school: Perceptions of foreign-trained teacher candidates on their teaching practicum. Teaching and Teacher Education, 22(2), 233-245.
  • Wang, H., & Cheng, L. (2005). The impact of curriculum innovation on the cultures of teaching. The Asian EFL Journal, 7(4), 7-32.
  • Cheng, L., & Wang, H. (2004). Understanding professional challenges faced by Chinese teachers of English. TESL-EJ, 7(4), 1-14.
  • Li, X., & Wang, H. (2004). Cultural influence and beyond: Investigating L2 writing. In K. Kaur (Ed.), Second language writing (pp. 93-117). Petaling Jaya, Malaysia: Sasbadi Sdn Bhd.
  • Cheng, L., Myles, J., & Wang, H. (2004). Understanding the challenges new immigrants have in their teaching practicum: Perceptions of associate teachers. In D. Zinga (Ed.), Perspectives on multiculturalism (pp. 101-110). St. Catharine, Ontario: Brock University.
  • Cheng, L., Ren, S., & Wang, H. (2003). Pre-service and in-service teacher education of secondary English language teachers in China. TEFL Web Journal, 2(1), 1-14.

Selected Conference Presentations

  • Wang, H., Ma, J., & Cheng, L. (2013, March). English language learning through TOEFL iBT preparation. Paper presented at the 46th Annual TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) International Convention & English Language Expo, Dallas, Texas, USA.
  • Wang, H. (2012, March). Whose culture and what culture should teachers teach in the ESL/EFL classroom? Paper presented at the 45th Annual TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) Convention, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
  • Wang, H., & Paish, S. (2012, March). Phonological and syntactic challenges facing Arabic learners of English. Paper presented at the 45th Annual TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) Convention, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
    Wang, H., & Liu, M. (2011, August). EFL curriculum policies and practice: Perspectives from policymakers and teachers. Paper presented at the 16th World Congress of Applied Linguistics (Association Internationale de Linguistique Appliquée – AILA) Conference, Beijing, China.
  • Wang, H., Paish, S., & Alamry, A. (2011, April). The phonological and syntactic challenges facing Arabic and Chinese learners. Workshop presented at the 22nd TESL Canada Conference, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
  • Wang, H. (2011, March). Preparation of non-native English teachers: Contextualizing teacher education in international contexts. Paper presented at the 45th Annual TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) Convention, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
    Wang, H., & Hood, A. (2010, March). Teaching conditionals through communicative and interactive activities to ESL learners. Paper presented at the 44th Annual TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) Convention, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
  • Wang, H., & Fijimoto, D. (2010, March). The cultural competence of non-native English speaking teacher candidates. Paper presented at the 44th Annual TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) Convention, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. 
  • Wang, H. (2010, March). Professional development of Chinese tertiary EFL teachers: Challenges and opportunities. Poster presentation at the 44th Annual TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) Convention, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
  • Zhao, K., & Wang, H. (2009, December). What do ESL teachers need for their professional development?: The voice from Ontario. Paper presented at the 37 Annual TESL Ontario Conference, Toronto, Canada.
  • Wang, H. (2009, May). The knowledge base of Canadian tertiary ESL teachers: What is missing? Paper presented at the Sixth International Conference on Language Teacher Education, Washington, DC, USA.
  • Zhao, K., & Wang, H. (2009, May). Canadian ESL teachers’ needs for their professional development. Poster presentation at the Sixth International Conference on Language Teacher Education, Washington, DC, USA.
  • Wang, H. (2008, August). College English programs in China: Problems with institutional support in teachers’ professional development. Symposium paper presented at the 15th World Congress of Applied Linguistics (Association Internationale de Linguistique Appliquée – AILA) Conference, Essen, Germany.
  • Zhao, K., & Wang, H. (2008, May). A needs analysis of ESL teachers’ professional development in Canada. Paper presented at the TESL Canada Conference, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada.
  • Jia, A., & Wang, H. (2008, May). EFL teachers’ professional development needs in Chinese tertiary education. Paper presented at the TESL Canada Conference, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada.
  • Wang, H. (2007, June). Teacher identified factors affecting their curriculum implementation in Chinese universities. Paper presented at the Association Canadienne de Linguistique Appliquée / Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics (ACLA/CAAL) Conference, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.
  • Wang, H. (2007, May). Translating policies into practice: The role of middle-level administrators in language policy implementation. Paper presented at the 35th Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE) Conference, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.
  • Wang, H. (2006, June). Match or mismatch? Language policy implementation in the Chinese tertiary context. Paper presented at the Joint Conference of the American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL) and the Association Canadienne de Linguistique Appliquée / Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics (ACLA/CAAL) Conference, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
  • Wang, H. (2006, May). Language policy implementation: A look at teachers’ perceptions. Paper presented at the 34th Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE) Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
  • Wang, H. (2005, October). Mixed methods approach with diverse stakeholder groups: An evaluation of the college English curriculum implementation in China. Paper presented at the Joint Canadian Evaluation Society / American Evaluation Association (CES/AEA) Conference, Toronto, Canada.
  • Cheng, L., & Wang, H. (2005, October). Factors contributing to and impeding the success of foreign-trained immigrant teacher candidates. Roundtable presentation at the Joint Canadian Evaluation Society / American Evaluation Association (CES/AEA) Conference, Toronto, Canada.
  • Cheng, L., Zhang, L., & Wang, H. (2005, May). Tracking the success of foreign-trained immigrant teacher candidates. Paper presented at the TESL Canada Conference, Ottawa, Canada.
  • Wang, H., & Cheng, L. (2004, May). What do Chinese secondary teachers of English need in their teacher training program? Paper presented at the 4th International Symposium on ELT in China, Beijing, China.
  • Zhang, L., & Wang, H. (2004, May). The challenges foreign-trained teacher candidates face in the ATAPTIE program. Paper presented at the 18th Annual Edward F. Kelly Evaluation Conference, Faculty of Education, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
  • Cheng, L., Myles, J., & Wang, H. (2003, June). Understanding the challenges new immigrants have in their teaching practicum: Perceptions of associate teachers. Paper presented at the Multicultural Days Conference, Brock University, Ontario, Canada.
  • Wang, H. (2003, June). Probing EFL students’ language skill development in Chinese tertiary classrooms. Paper presented at the Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics (CAAL) Conference, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
  • Wang, H. (2003, May). The intended and enacted curriculum of college English in China. Roundtable presented at the Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE) Conference, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
  • Cheng, L., & Wang, H. (2003, May). Understanding professional challenges faced by Chinese teachers of English. Paper presented at the Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE) Conference, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
  • Wang, H., Myles, J., & Cheng, L. (2003, April). A look at the challenges foreign-trained teacher candidates face in their practicum teaching. Paper presented at the 17th Kelly Conference on Evaluation, Syracuse, New York, USA.
  • Wang, H. (2002, October). ATAPTIE project: Evaluating the challenges foreign-trained teacher candidates face in Ontario. Paper presented at the 40th Annual Eric F. Gardner Conference on Measurement and Statistics, Auburn, New York, USA.
  • Wang, H. (2002, May). Integrating grammar instruction with communicative approaches for EFL students in China. Paper presented at the Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics (CAAL) Annual Conference, Toronto.

Mount Saint Vincent University Courses Taught

Graduate

• GCRD 6303 Principles of Language Acquisition for Education
• GCRD 6304 Linguistics for Teachers

Bachelor of Education

• EDUC 5442 Teaching English as a Second Language in the Elementary School
• EDUC 5394 Teaching English as a Second Language in the Secondary School

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