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Cathy Yueqin (Cathy) Wu, Visiting Scholar

July 2012-February 2013

The VU ELC is pleased to welcome visiting scholar, Yueqin (Cathy) Wu, Associate professor, School of Foreign Languages, Wuhan University of Technology (WHUT).

Professor Wu will be working with the ELC on her research project Intercultural Communicative Competence Acquisition in ELT within the Chinese Context. The study focuses on English Language Teaching (ELT) from the socio-cultural perspective and aims to promote the learners’ Intercultural Communication Competence (ICC) acquisition, which is meaningful and far-reaching in language teaching.

Research Projects:

  • Application of Learner-participated Teaching Mode in ELT, supported by “the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities” of China, director, 2010-2011
  • SLT for Japanese and French majors, supported by WHUT, director, 2006 -2009
  • Cultivation of Metaphorical competence and language innovative ideas for English majors, supported by “the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities” of China, member, 2010-2011
  • Application of Education Psychology in ELT, supported by Foreign Language Institute of WHUT, member, 2003-2004

Awards:

  • Second-class in the 3rd session of Youth Teaching Competition of Foreign Language Institute of WHUT, 2006
  • Third-class in the 2nd session of Youth Teaching Competition of Foreign Language Institute of WHUT, 2005
  • Advanced English, provincial excellent course, member, 2002-2004
  • Tutor of No.1 contestant in preliminary contest of Hubei Province College Students’ English Speech Contest (third-class in semi-finals), 2003

Publications:

  • On the Change Character of Translation from Philosophy, Theory Monthly, 2005(10)
  • Changes of appellation in Chinese language from the socio-cultural perspective, Theory Monthly, 2006(4)
  • Principle of Closeness in Film Translation, Film Literature, 2006(13)
  • On the Cultural Mentality of Audience to Contemporary Films and TV Series, Journal of Huazhong Agriculture University(social science), 2005(5/6)
  • Pragmatic errors and its teaching strategies in cross-cultural communication, China Water Transportation, 2006(3)
  • Error analysis and its function in university FLT, China Water Transportation, 2006(4)
  • The Symbol of Snake, Journal of International Languages Teaching and Studies, 2003(6)
  • Culture of learning and ELT in China, Northen Forum(ELT), 2002(5)

Books:

  • The Embarrassed American, second chief compiler-and-translator, 2003, World Book Publishing House
  • Golden TOEFL Vocabulary, third chief-compiler, 2003, Huazhong University of Science and Technology Press
  • Vocabulary and Structure of CET6, second chief-compiler, 2002, Topography Pubilshing House
  • CET6: Authentic Model Tests, compiler, Topography Publishing House

Phone: (615) 322-2277

Email: cathywu1975@126.com

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