Jiawei (April) Zhang
Supervisor: Dr Tim Herrick, The School of Education, The University of Sheffield
2013: MA Applied Linguistics with TESOL (Merit), The School of English, The University of Sheffield, UK
2012: BA Teaching English to Young Learners (Outstanding Graduate Student Award), The School of Education, Nanjing Xiaozhuang University, China
The Impact of Formative Assessment on English Learners’ Motivation and Achievement in Chinese Primary Schools
My current research concerns formative assessment with young learners. I am particularly concerned with the use and the impact of formative in language classes in China.
My research interests include: testing and assessment; formative assessment; young learners; Foreign Language Teaching and Learning (TESOL); second language acquisition (SLA); language assessment in China; motivation; achievement.
2016 Poster presentation, Georgetown University Round Table 2016: Useful assessment and evaluation in language education, Georgetown University, Washington D.C., USA
2015 Oral presentation, International Conference on Language Testing and Assessment, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, Guangzhou, China
2015 Oral Presentation, The Third Research Student Conference, The School of Education, The University of Sheffield, UK
2016 Conference organising committee, The Fourth Research Student Conference, The School of Education, The University of Sheffield, UK
2014 Conference organising committee, The Second Research Student Conference, The School of Education, The University of Sheffield, UK