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Research Interests

As a multilingual speaker, my academic background is in both second language learning and heritage language learning. I am interested in how bilingual learners discover their linguistic and subjective identities through the process of learning a language.

My key areas of interest include

  • Bilingual/Multilingual Learning and Teaching
  • English as a Second Language
  • Chinese as a Second Language
  • Digital Communication
  • Digital Literacy
  • Language, Motivation and Identity
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Cultural Capital and Linguistic Capital
  • International Student Advisory

Research Focus

I am working on the British Academy Project 'Languages Provision in Further Education' and the British Council Project 'Language Trends Wales 2022'.


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities


  • L Education (General)
  • Second language
  • Bilingual
  • Multilingual
  • Digital


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