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Dr GAO, Andy X.S.

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Dr GAO, Andy X.S.

高雪松

MA (Warwick), MA ( Leuven), PhD (HKU)

Associate Professor

Division of English Language Education

Tel: (852) 3917 8239

Location: Room 663, Meng Wah Complex

Areas of Expertise:

Learner autonomy, Language learning strategy, Sociolinguistics, Teacher Development, Higher Education

Areas of Expertise

Research Interests:
Teacher development; Higher education; Language learning strategy; Language education policy

Awards
  1. 2015-12-01: Outstanding Young Researcher Award: Faculty of Education The University of Hong Kong
  2. 2013-03-01: The TESOL Award for an Outstanding Paper on NNEST issues: TESOL International Association
Projects
Principal investigator
  1. 2015/2016: Literacy Challenges and Students' Strategic Language Learning Efforts During the Primary-secondary Transition EDB(LE)/P&R/EL/164/19, Standing Committee on Language Education and Research (SCOLAR) ($1,336,995)
  2. 2014/2015: Language policy and the mass media in Hong Kong, Guangzhou and Arizona, General Research Fund (GRF) ($334,856)
Co-Investigator
  1. 2015/2016: Migration, Social Class and Language Education in Hong Kong: The Case of Mainland Cross-border and South Asian Secondary Students, Standing Committee on Language Education and Research (SCOLAR) ($2,433,207)
Publications
Articles
  1. Shao, Q., Gao, AX. (2016). 'Noisy guests shall not unseat the host': Framing high-stakes English examinations in mainland China’s state-controlled print media. English Today.
  2. TAO, J., SHAO, Q., Gao, AX. (2016). Ethics-related practices in Internet-based applied linguistics research. Applied Linguistics Review.
  3. Lv, L., Gao, AX., Teo, T. (2016). Intercultural Orientations as Japanese Language Learners' Motivation in Mainland China. Critical Inquiry in Language Studies.
  4. Gao, AX. (2016). Linguistic instrumentalism and national language policy in Mainland China’s state print media coverage of the Protecting Cantonese Movement. Chinese Journal of Communication.
  5. Gao, AX. (2016). Mainland Chinese undergraduates’ academic socialisation in Hong Kong. Journal of Further and Higher Education.
  6. Ma, X., Gao, AX. (2016). Metaphors used by pre-service teachers of Chinese as an international language. Journal of Education for Teaching.
  7. Liang, L., Gao, AX. (2016). Pre-service and In-service Secondary School Teachers’ Knowledge about Attention-deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Attitudes toward Students with ADHD. International Journal of Disability, Development and Education.
  8. Gao, AX. (2015). Jim Coleman: editor and champion of new researchers. Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching.
  9. Gao, AX. (2015). Promoting experiential learning in pre-service teacher education. Journal of Education for Teaching.
  10. Gao, AX. (2015). The ideological framing of ‘dialect’: an analysis of mainland China's state media coverage of ‘dialect crisis’ (2002–2012). Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development.
  11. Gao, AX., Liao, Y., Liu, Y. (2014). Empirical Studies On Foreign Language Learning And Teaching In China (2008-2011): A Review Of Selected Research. Language Teaching.
  12. Chan, YW., Gao, AX. (2014). Pre-service English teachers' perceptions of newly arrived children from mainland China. Journal of Education for Teaching.
  13. Gao, AX. (2014). Shifting constructions of role models for English learners in China. Changing English: studies in culture and eduction.
  14. Gao, AX., Xu, H. (2014). The dilemma of being English language teachers: Interpreting teachers' motivation to teach and professional commitment in China's hinterland regions. Language Teaching Research.
  15. Gao, AX. (2014). “Floating elites”: interpreting mainland Chinese undergraduates’ graduation plans in Hong Kong. Asia Pacific Education Review.
  16. Gao, AX., Liu, HG., Zhu, FM. (2013). English vocabulary learning strategy use in a Chinese key middle schoo. Chinese Journal of Applied Linguistics.
  17. Gao, AX. (2013). Reflexive and reflective thinking: a crucial link between agency and autonomy. Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching.
  18. Gao, XA., Benson, P. (2012). 'Unruly pupils' in pre-service English language teachers' teaching practicum experiences. Journal of Education for Teaching.
  19. Gao, AX. (2012). Cantonese is not a dialect: Chinese netizens’ defence of Cantonese as a regional lingua franca. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development.
  20. Gao, AX. (2012). Parental strategies in supporting Chinese children’s learning of English vocabulary. Research Papers in Education.
  21. Gao, X., Chow, AWK. (2012). Primary school english teachers' research engagement. ELT Journal.
  22. Gao, AX. (2012). The study of English as a patriotic enterprise. World Englishes.
  23. Gao, X., Barkhuizen, G., Chow, A. (2011). 'Nowadays, teachers are relatively obedient': Understanding primary school English teachers' conceptions of and drives for research in China. Language Teaching Research.
  24. Gao, X., Barkhuizen, G., Chow, AWK. (2011). Research engagement and educational decentralisation: Problematising primary school english teachers' research experiences in China. Educational Studies.
  25. Gao, X. (2011). The 'falling' language standards and teachers' professional vulnerability in Hong Kong. Research Papers in Education.
  26. Gao, XA. (2011). The Religion of Learning English in English: A Language Educator's Reading. Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education.
  27. Gao, X., Ma, Q. (2011). Vocabulary learning and teaching beliefs of pre-service and in-service teachers in Hong Kong and mainland China. Language Awareness.
  28. Gao, XA. (2010). Autonomous language learning against all odds. System.
  29. Gao, XA., Leung, PPW., Trent, J. (2010). Chinese teachers' views on the increasing use of Putonghua as a medium of instruction in Hong Kong schools. Australian Journal of Teacher Education.
  30. Gao, X. (2010). To be or not to be "Part of them": Micropolitical challenges in Mainland Chinese students' learning of english in a multilingual university. TESOL Quarterly.
  31. Gao, X. (2010). To be or not to be: Shifting motivations in Chinese secondary school English teachers' career narratives. Teacher Development.
  32. Trent, J., Gao, X. (2009). 'At least I'm the type of teacher I want to be': Second-career English language teachers' identity formation in Hong Kong secondary schools. Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education.
  33. Benson, P., Chik, A., Gao, X., Huang, J., Wang, W. (2009). Qualitative research in language teaching and learning journals, 1997-2006. Modern Language Journal.
  34. Gao, X. (2009). The 'English corner' as an out-of-class learning activity. ELT Journal.
  35. Gao, X., Trent, J. (2009). Understanding mainland Chinese students' motivations for choosing teacher education programmes in Hong Kong. Journal of Education for Teaching.
  36. Wenfeng, W., Gao, X. (2008). English language education in China: A review of selected research. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development.
  37. Gao, X. (2008). Shifting motivational discourses among mainland Chinese students in an English medium tertiary institution in Hong Kong: A longitudinal inquiry. Studies in Higher Education.
  38. Gao, X., Cheng, H., Kelly, P. (2008). Supplementing an uncertain investment? Mainland Chinese students practising English together in Hong Kong. Journal of Asian Pacific Communication.
  39. Gao, X. (2008). Teachers' professional vulnerability and cultural tradition: A Chinese paradox. Teaching and Teacher Education.
  40. Gao, X. (2007). A tale of Blue Rain Café: A study on the online narrative construction about a community of English learners on the Chinese mainland. System.
  41. Gao, X. (2007). Has language learning strategy research come to an end? A response to Tseng et al. (2006). Applied Linguistics.
  42. Gao, X. (2006). Understanding changes in Chinese students' uses of learning strategies in China and Britain: A socio-cultural re-interpretation. System.
  43. Gao, XA. (2005). A tale of two Mainland Chinese English Learners. Asian EFL Journal.

 

Conference Papers
  1. Tao, J., Gao, AX. (2016). A socio-cultural developmental perspective on English teachers' agency in China. Annual Conference of the American Association for Applied Linguistics, AAAL 2016.
  2. Hu, X., Li, J., Siu, FLC., Gao, AX., Chu, SKW., Zhang, W., Lam, JWI., Ng, J. (2016). Enhancing teaching and learning through integrating mobile learning with Learning Management Systems. CITE Research Symposium, CITERS 2016.
  3. Gao, AX. (2016). Problematizing International Academic Publishing: the ‘insurmountable’ boundaries of English and journal indexes. English Scholars Beyond Borders Conference (ESBB).
  4. Gao, AX. (2016). Publishing in International Journals. 4th Annual conference for Foreign Language and Linguistics Association (Jiangsu) and 8th Academic Forum for Foreign Language and Linguistics (Jiangsu), 江苏省外国语言学会第四届年会暨第八届江苏省外国语言学学术论坛.
  5. Bridges, SM., Chan, C., Gao, AX., Kwan, TYL., Pang, MF. (2014). Partnering for 21st Century Learning. Global Teacher Education Summit.
  6. Zhang, L.J., Zhang, DL., Gao, AX. (2014). Responses to intervention in strategies based instruction for bilingual students. TESOL International Convention.
  7. Gao, X. (2013). Deconstructing ideological discourses in successful English learners’ narratives in People’s Republic of China. AAAL Annual Meeting 2013.
  8. Gao, X. (2012). Agency and strategic language learning. Program of the American Association of Applied Linguistics Conference, AAAL 2012.
  9. Gao, X. (2012). Mediated strategic language learning. 2012 TESOL Convention.

 

Books
  1. Trent, J., Gao, AX., Gu, M. (2014). Language Teacher Education in a Multilingual Context: Experiences from Hong Kong. Springer Verlag.

 

Books Edited
  1. Deters, P., Gao, AX., Miller, ER., Vitanova, G. (2015). Theorizing and analyzing agency in second language learning: Interdisciplinary approaches. Multilingual Matters.

 

Book Chapters
  1. Gao, AX., Wang, W. (2016). Bilingual Education in the People’s Republic of China. Bilingual Education in the People’s Republic of China. In Ofelia Garcia, Angel Lin & Stephen May (Eds.), Bilingual and Multilingual Education, p. 1-13. Cham: Springer International Publishing, 2016
  2. Gao, AX., Tao, J. (2016). Ethical challenges in conducting text-based online applied linguistics research. Ethical challenges in conducting text-based online applied linguistics research. In De Costa, PI (Ed.), Ethics in applied linguistics research: Language researcher narratives, p. 181-194. New York: Routledge, 2016
  3. Gao, AX. (2016). To stay or not to stay in Hong Kong: An examination of Mainland Chinese undergraduates’ after-graduation plans. To stay or not to stay in Hong Kong: An examination of Mainland Chinese undergraduates’ after-graduation plans. In Cheng, YC; Cheung, ACK, & Ng, SW (Eds.), Internationalization of higher education: The case of Hong Kong, p. 185-203. Singapore: Springer International Publishing, 2016
  4. Gao, AX. (2013). Motivated by Visions: Stories from Chinese Contexts. Motivated by Visions: Stories from Chinese Contexts. In Ushioda, E (Ed.), International perspectives on motivation: language learning and professional challenges, p. 176-191. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire; New York, NY: Palgrave MacMillan, 2013
  5. Gao, AX. (2012). Working in Hong Kong. Working in Hong Kong. In Kubota, R & Sun, Y (Eds.), Demystifying career paths after graduate school: a guide for second language professionals in higher education, p. 115-125. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, 2012

 

PG Thesis
  1. Gao, Xuesong., 高雪松. (2007). From the Chinese Mainland to Hong Kong: understanding shifts in Mainland Chinese students' English learningstrategy use.

 

Professional Community Services
Knowledge Exchange Activities
  1. 2009-09-12 to 2014-05-03: EDB-commissioned INSTEP Professional Development Course for Secondary School Graduate Teachers (Advances in Curriculum Studies and Pedagogies: English Major Component), Short Course for Continuing Professional Development Organized by HKU

 

Invited Lectures & Keynote Speeches
  1. 2016-05-01: Problematizing International Academic Publishing: the ‘insurmountable’ boundaries of English and journal indexesThe 3rd English scholars beyond Borders International Conference
  2. 2016-05-01: Publishing in International Journals4th Annual conference for Foreign Language and Linguistics Association (Jiangsu) and 8th Academic Forum for Foreign Language and Linguistics (Jiangsu).
  3. 2016-04-01: Editing an international journal: Sharing and reflections of a scholar from the peripheryEnglish Teaching and Learning 40th Anniversary conference. Taipei, National Taiwan Normal University
  4. 2015-12-01: Challenges and strategic responses in publishing qualitative studies in international journals.An invited talk. Macau, University Macau.
  5. 2015-10-01: Publishing in international journalsAn invited workshop. Taichung, Providence University.
  6. 2015-08-01: Promoting Intercultural Understanding in Classrooms: Making a Case for Japanese Language Learners in China55th Japan Association of Language, Education and Technology Conference
  7. 2013-05-01: An analysis of the mass media coverage on ‘the crisis of dialects’ in ChinaShanghai International Studies University
  8. 2013-05-01: Writing for publishing in international journals: From the view of an author and an editorFudan University
  9. 2013-02-01: Deconstructing Ideological Discourses in Successful English Learners’ Narratives in People’s Republic of ChinaEducational research: Current issues and trends
  10. 2012-09-01: Agency and autonomy: Back to basicsIndependent Learning Association Conference
  11. 2012-02-01: Individualization of Chinese society and individual language learners in China': An interpretative inquiryFaculty of Foreign Languages, Ningbo University
  12. 2011-10-01: Language learner and teacher autonomyCapital Normal University

 

Editorship
  1. 2014: Edited book (as editor), Theorizing and analyzing agency in second language learning: Interdisciplinary approaches
  2. 2013 - 2014, 2016: Co- Editor, System
  3. 2012: Associate editor, The Asia Pacific Education Researcher

 

Community Service
  1. 2014-10-01 to 2016-10-01: Exco member, Hong Kong association for applied linguistics
  2. 2014-03-01 to 2017-03-01: Member, Research Standing Commitee TESOL International
  3. 2012-09-01 to 2014-09-01: President, Hong Kong Association for Applied Linguistics

 

Others
Teaching List, Current
  1. 2016-17 Semester 2, EDUR6011, 2A, Qualitative Research Methods II
  2. 2016-17 Semester 2, MEDD6707, 2A, Reading in English as a second language
  3. 2016-17 Semester 1, EDUR8022, 1A, Research on Using English as a Medium of Instruction in Content Areas
  4. 2015-16 Semester 2, BBED6781, FA, Engaging with Communities for Human Enhancement: An Experiential Approach
  5. 2015-16 Semester 2, MEDD6707, 2A, Reading in English as a second language
  6. 2015-16 Semester 1, BBED6781, FA, Engaging with Communities for Human Enhancement: An Experiential Approach
  7. 2015-16 Semester 1, EDUR8020, 1A, Socio-cultural Perspectives on Language Learning
  8. 2015-16 Semester 1, EDUR8021, 1A, Ideological and Discursive Construction of Knowledge in Language Education
  9. 2014 S2, BBED6781, 2B, Engaging with Communities for Human Enhancement: An Experiential Approach
  10. 2014 S1, BBED6781, 1A, Engaging with Communities for Human Enhancement: An Experiential Approach
  11. 2014 S1, EDUR8021, 1A, Ideological and Discursive Construction of Knowledge in Language Education
  12. 2014 S1, MEDD6707, 1A, Reading in English as a second language
  13. 2013 S2, EDUC2209, 2A, Cognitive, Language and Social Development in the Upper Primary Years
  14. 2013 S2, EDUC2620, FA, Becoming an Observer of Learning
  15. 2013 S2, EDUR8021, 2A, Ideological and Discursive Construction of Knowledge in Language Education
  16. 2013 S2, MEDD6707, 2A, Reading in English as a second language
  17. 2013 S1, EDUC2620, FA, Becoming an Observer of Learning
  18. 2013 S1, EDUR8020, 1A, Socio-cultural Perspectives on Language Learning

 

Supervision of Research Postgraduate Students
  1. , Citation Analysis in Academic Writing
  2. , ESP Teachers
  3. , English Language Education
  4. , English Language Education
  5. , English Language Education
  6. , Language Education
  7. , Language Policy, Media Studies
  8. , Language Teacher Education (Chinese Teachers' Beliefs & Practices of Intercultural Communicative Competence)
  9. , The Global Spread of English
  10. , Cognate words picture naming in non-alphabetic languages: Evidence from Cantonese-Mandarin bilinguals, Speech and Hearing Sciences
  11. , Ideological Constructions of English in a Chinese University, Second Language Acquisition
  12. , Individual differences and written corrective feedback: Exploring the effects of direct and coded feedback on Chinese EFL learners' writing accuracy, English Language Education
  13. , Japan's economic partnership agreement as language policy: Creation, interpretation, appropriation, Language Policy and Planning, Sociolinguistics
  14. , Students' motivation for part-time postgraduate studies, Policy, Administration and Social Sciences Education
  15. , Understanding Secondary School Nepali Students' Identities and Investments in Learning English and Chinese (Cantonese) in Hong Kong, English Language Education

 

HKU Committee Appointments
  1. 2017-04-01 to Present: BoS in Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education in Language Education, (b) The Head of Division of English Language Education or his/her representative, Senate
  2. 2016-01-01 to Present: Faculty of Education, Board of the, The teachers who are members of the Faculty and who are full-time employees of the University
  3. 2015-04-01 to 2017-03-31: BoS in Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education in Language Education, (b) The Head of Division of English Language Education or his/her representative
  4. 2014-09-01 to 2015-12-31: Faculty of Education, Board of the, The teachers who are members of the Faculty and who are full-time employees of the University
  5. 2014-04-01 to 2016-12-29: BoS in Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education in Language Education, (d) The BA&BEd(LangEd) Programme Director
  6. 2014-04-01 to 2016-12-29: BoS in Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education in Language Education, Chairperson [BA&BEd(LangEd) Programme Director]
  7. 2014-04-01 to Present: BoS in Bachelor of Education and Bachelor of Science, (b) The BEd&BSc Programme Director or his/her representative
  8. 2014-04-01 to Present: BoS in Bachelor of Education and Bachelor of Social Sciences, (c) The BEd&BSocSc Programme Director or his/her representative, Senate
  9. 2012-12-01 to 2014-03-31: BoS in Bachelor of Education and Bachelor of Science, (b) The BEd&BSc Programme Director or his/her representative
  10. 2012-12-01 to Present: BoS in Bachelor of Education and Bachelor of Science, Chairperson
  11. 2012-07-01 to 2014-03-31: BoS in Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education in Language Education, (b) The Head of Division of English Language Education or his/her representative
  12. 2012-07-01 to 2015-06-30: BoS in Bachelor of Education and Bachelor of Social Sciences, (c) The BEd&BSocSc Programme Director or his/her representative
  13. 2012-07-01 to Present: BoS in Bachelor of Education and Bachelor of Social Sciences, Chairperson
  14. 2011-09-01 to 2014-08-31: Faculty of Education, Board of the, The teachers who are members of the Faculty and who are full-time employees of the University

 

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