Airong Wang is a Senior Language Lecturer at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University. She obtained Doctor of Philosophy in English from Mid-Sweden University, Sweden. Airong has taught university English courses, ranging from Linguistics, Translation to EAP, in both Chinese and Swedish cultures. Her research interest lies in language learning and teaching in virtual environments, particularly in formal credit-bearing English courses using 3D virtual worlds, mobile phones, AR and VR. Airong has been publishing in reputable peer-reviewed journals, including SSCI-indexed journals.
Member of China EAP Association, 2021-
Doctor of Philosophy in English, Mid-Sweden University, 2018
Chair, CEAPA - BALEAP 2021 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
Wang, A. (2017). Using Second Life in an English course: How does the technology affect participation? International Journal of Computer-Assisted Language Learning and Teaching (IJCALLT), 7(1), 67?86.
Wang, A. (2015). Facilitating participation: Teacher roles in a multi-user virtual learning environment. Language Learning & Technology, 19(2), 156-176.
Wang, A. (2014). Managing student participation: Teacher strategies in a virtual English course. The JALT CALL Journal, 10(2), 105-125.
Wang, A., Steinvall, A., & Deutschmann, M. (2014). Who owns the floor? Examining participation in a collaborative learning scenario between student teachers and active professionals in Second Life. International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments, 5(1), 34-53.
Wang, A., Deutschmann, M., & Steinvall, A. (2013). Towards a model mapping participation: Exploring factors affecting participation in a telecollaborative learning scenario in Second Life. The JALT CALL Journal, 9(1), 3-22.
Books, monographs, compilations and manuals
Wang, A. (2017). Learning English in a Multi-User Virtual Environment?: Exploring Factors Affecting Participation (PhD dissertation). Mid Sweden University, Sundsvall. Retrieved from http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-30795.
Krathwohl, D. R., & Smith, N. L. (2015). How to prepare a dissertation proposal: Suggestions for students in Education and the Social and Behavioral Sciences [怎样做开题报告—给教育、社会与行为科学专业学生的建议]. (J. Jiao, P. Xu, A. Wang, et al., trans.). Shanghai: Shanghai Education Publishing House.
Chapters, cases, readings and supplements
Wang, A. (2020). Using a complex technology in a language course: Examining Second Life in terms of participation. In B. Zou & M. Thomas (Eds.), Recent Developments in Technology-Enhanced and Computer-Assisted Language Learning (pp. 361-387). US: IGI Global.
Deutschmann, M., Steinvall, A. & Wang, A. (2019). Participating on More Equal Terms? Power, Gender and Participation in a Virtual World Learning Scenario. In K. Becnel (Ed.), Emerging Technologies in Virtual Learning Environments (pp. 67-94). US: IGI Global.
“Managing student participation: Teacher roles in a virtual language classroom”, GLoCALL 2018 Conference & 15th ChinaCALL Conference 2018, XJTLU, China
“Teaching Critical Thinking in EAP”, the 2nd China English for Academic Purposes Association Annual Conference, Fudan University, Shanghai, China
“Managing participation: Examining teacher strategies in a multi-user virtual environment”, The 12th Nordic Conference of English Studies, Uppsala University, Sweden
“Should I be more active when the teacher is around? Examining factors affecting participation in language telecollaboration”, The 15th International CALL Research Conference: The Medium Matters, Providence University, Taiwan,
“Detecting identity awareness and cross-cultural communication in virtual English courses”, National Forum for English Studies, Ume? University, Sweden
Writing and Speaking in English, Mid-Sweden University
College English, Xi'an Jiaotong University
College English, Writing in English, Translation, Business English in Chinese Universities, Writing and Speaking in English in Mid-Sweden University, and EAP in XJTLU
Resource Officer, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), Sweden
Awards and honours
Scholarship, 2012, Kungl. Vitterhetsakademien, Sweden