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Dr. Xue Zhang

Senior Research Assistant

  • BA, Hunan Normal University, China
  • MA, Sichuan International Studies University, China
  • PhD, Washington State University, USA

Xue has been an English teacher for 13 years, supporting the education of language learners at various levels from diverse backgrounds. Her research seeks to explore how learners’ individual difference variables mediate their language learning, Currently, she is investigating the impact of language course on student learning at CAES.

Professional Affiliations:

  • Member of American
    Educational Research Association (AERA)


Selected Publications / Presentations:

  • Zhang. X., & Ardasheva, Y. (2019). Sources
    of self-efficacy in English public speaking domain. English for Specific Purposes. 53,
    47-59. doi:10.1016/j.esp.2018.09.004
  • Zhang, X., Ardasheva,
    Y., Egbert, J. & Ullrich-French, S. C. (2019). Building assessments for self-efficacy
    in English public speaking self-efficacy in China. The Asia-Pacific Education Researcher. 28(5),411-420. doi:10.1007/s40299-019-00441-9
  • Ardasheva, Y., Carbonneau, K. J., & Zhang, X. (2019). Factor analysis and statistical modeling in applied linguistics: Current
    issues and possibilities. In J. McKinley & H. Rose (Eds.), Routledge
    handbook of research methods in applied linguistics.
    New York, NY: Routledge.


Grants / Awards / Other Achievements:

  • Winner of the Travel Support Grants,  the National Federation of Modern Language Teachers Associations (NFMLTA) and the Modern Language Journal, 2019,
  • Winner
    of the 2018 Deborah T. Killinger
    of Education, Washington State University.
  • Winner of
    the 2017 Arnold and Julia Greenwell
    Memorial Scholarship for Social Sciences and Humanities,
     Graduate School, Washington State University, USA.

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