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Dr Abby Wang
Associate Lecturer in Skills Development



Dr Wang has worked at Edinburgh, Newcastle, Birmingham City and York St John Universities while and after her doctorate study with the University of York. She then returned to York to join the dynamic and rapidly growing academic team. Before this, she worked in China and Saudi Arabia for several years.




Dr Wang's research interests focus on the cross-cultural and cross-language impacts on EFL/ESL users’ academic writing process and product, L1 & L2 acquisition, EFL teacher training and relevant fields. She has presented in national and international conferences such as the 2017 BALEAP annual Conference and has published articles. She also supervises Master student dissertations.


Selected publications

Me (2019). The avoidance of phrasal verbs by adult Chinese immigrants: The effective exposure to the L2 environment, language proficiency and the causes of avoidance behaviour. The Asian Journal of Applied Linguistics, 6(2), 118-137.

Me (2021) (In print). A case study of an EAP teacher training programme in a British-Chinese cooperative university in China: Making the transition from general English teachers to academic English teachers. The Asian ESP Journal.


Conferences presented

2017 BALEAP annual Conference, Bristol

2016 GSoE (Graduate School of Education) Annual Doctoral Conference, University of Bristol, Bristol

2015 Kaleidoscope Conference, University of Cambridge, Cambridge

2015 Annual Learning and Teaching Conference, University of York, York


Other teaching


Academic study skills

School for Business and Society
University of York
Church Lane Building
York Science Park
York YO10 5ZF

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