Dr Wendy Jiang


School of Languages and Cultures
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
+61 7 336 56353


Dr Wenying (Wendy) Jiang taught at the Department of East Asian Studies, University of Alberta in Canada and The University of Western Australia in Perth before taking a position at School of Languages and Cultures at The University of Queensland in Australia. She is a specialist in Applied Linguistics, a graduate of Qufu Normal University (BA 1988, MA 1998) in China, University of Luton (MA 2001) in UK and The University of Queensland (PhD 2006) in Australia. She taught English at Taishan Medical University in China for more than ten years before switching to teaching Chinese as a foreign language in English-speaking countries such as the UK, Canada and Australia. She has been publishing regularly in the fields of second language acquisition, language teaching and learning, and computer assisted language learning (CALL) since 1992. Her monograph "Acquisition of Word Order in Chinese as a Foreign Language" was published by Mouton de Gruyter in 2009. Her article "Measurements of development of L2 written production: the case of Chinese L2" appeared in the journal Applied Linguistics in 2013 is a widely cited piece of publication.

Research Interests

  • Second language acquisition in Chinese
  • Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL)
  • Intercultural Communication


  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland


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Featured Publications


  • Jiani (Liu, Juhua), Ma, Qian and Jiang, Wenying Cicadas' singing. Edmonton, AB, Canada: Gold Mum Publishing; Confucius Institute in Edmonton, 2011.

  • Jiang, Wenying 姜文英 Acquisition of word order in Chinese as a foreign language. Edited by Peter Jordens Berlin, Germany: De Gruyter Mouton, 2009.

Book Chapter

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Jiang, Wenying (2012). Use of a web-diary as a CALL task in teaching Chinese as a foreign language. In: John Hajek, Colin Nettelbeck and Anya Woods, The Next Step: Introducing the Languages and Cultures Network for Australian Universities: Selected Proceedings of the Inaugural LCNAU Colloquium. LCNAU Colloquium 2011, Melbourne, Australia, (263-274). 26-28 September 2011.

  • Jiang, Wenying (2011). 以汉语词序教学为例看语言研究与语言教学的接口问题. In: Proceedings: The International Symposium on Innovation Ideas and Models of Teaching Chinese as an International Language. 国际汉语教学理念与模式创新”国际学术研讨会, Xiamen, China, (187-196). 12-14 November 2010.

  • Jiang, Wenying and 张本慎 [Zhang, Benshen] (2007). Chinese students' perception of EFL teaching at a British university. In: 胡文仲 [Wenzhong Hu] and 文秋芳 [Qiufang Wen], ELT in China (4): Selected papers from the 4th International Conference on ELT in China. 中国英语教学(四): 第四届中国英语教学国际研讨会文集. 4th International Conference on ELT in China: New Directions in ELT in China, Beijing, China, (). 21-25 May 2004.

Other Outputs

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor