In episode 78, Han Xioa interviews her former professor, Wilbur Wong, about his approach to teaching English as a foreign language in a Chinese university. Professor Wong touches on some important topics in language teaching including motivation, the importance of authentic resources, and the usefulness of standardized tests.

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Show Notes

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Dr. Wilbur Wong is Associate Professor at Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, China. You can reach out to him via email.

Han Xiao is a graduate student in the English Language Learner’s program in Peabody College of Education, Vanderbilt University. You can reach out to her via email.

Resources mentioned on the show…

The Economist online magazine

New York Times

…Why Don’t We Complain by William F. Buckley (google for a PDF version)

TOEFL test and IELTS test




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