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Qianqian Zhang-Wu

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Assistant Professor of English; Director of Multilingual Writing

Qianqian Zhang-Wu’s research focuses on bilingualism/biliteracy development, teacher education, and bi(multi)lingual students. She has shared her work in many international, national, and local conferences, and served as a reviewer for scholarly conferences and peer-reviewed journals. Her work has been published in peer-reviewed journals, such as Journal of International Students, Journal of Education, Language and Education, and the Journal of Second Language Writing. Currently, Dr. Zhang-Wu is working on her book under contract with Multilingual Matters about bi(multi)lingual international college freshmen’s first-semester experiences in an American higher education institution. Her new book is expected to appear in the series of “New Perspectives on Language and Education.”

Multilingual in Mandarin Chinese, English and Japanese, Dr. Zhang-Wu has always been a passionate language learner, a devoted educator, and an experienced teacher trainer. She received her Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction from Boston College, and her M.S. Ed in Educational Linguistics (TESOL) from the University of Pennsylvania.

Related Schools & Departments

  • Education

    Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction, Boston College
    M.S. Ed in Educational Linguistics (TESOL), The University of Pennsylvania

  • Contact

  • Address

    435 Holmes Hall
    360 Huntington Avenue
    Boston, MA 02115

  • Office Hours

    Fridays 8-10am via Zoom


Course catalog
  • Offers writing instruction for students in the College of Engineering and the College of Computer and Information Science. Students practice and reflect on writing in professional, public, and academic genres—such as technical reports, progress reports, proposals, instructions, presentations, and technical reviews—relevant to technical professions and individual student goals. In a workshop setting, offers students an opportunity to evaluate a wide variety of sources and develop expertise in audience analysis, critical research, peer review, and revision.

  • Designed for students whose first or strongest language is not English. Students study and practice writing in a workshop setting; read a range of texts in order to describe and evaluate the choices writers make and apply that knowledge to their own writing; explore how writing functions in a variety of academic, professional, and public contexts; and write for various purposes and audiences in multiple genres and media. Offers students an opportunity to learn how to conduct research using primary and secondary sources and to give and receive feedback, to revise their work, and to reflect on their growth as writers.