• gUIDED QUESTIONS & pROJECTS

    I am particularly interested in examining how adults and children develop reading competence in a second language, and exploring innovative approaches of effective learning and teaching at two interconnected stages (learning-to-read and reading-to-learn) in two languages (Chinese and English).

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    • How do previously acquired reading competencies affect subsequent reading development in an additional language?
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    • What are the universal and language-specific processes in reading development? How can Chinese research inform studies of second language reading development?
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    • How does home language and literacy input shape third language (L3) reading development in ethnic minority learners?
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    • What are some of the effective ways of integrating L2 literacy assessment and instruction?