Primary Department
School of Applied Language & Intercultural Studies
Academic Staff
Qi Zhang
Phone number:
01 700
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Academic biography

Dr Qi Zhang is an assistant professor in School of Applied Language and Intercultural Studies at Dublin City University. She received her B.A. in Chinese Language and Literature at Sun Yat-sen University, P. R. China, M.A. in Translation at Durham University and Ph.D. in Linguistics at Newcastle University. She joined Dublin City University in 2011 as the coordinator for Chinese. She is currently a member of CTTS (Centre for Translation and Textual Studies), a committee member of IRAAL (Irish Association of Applied Linguistics) and a committee member of APTIS (Association of Programmes in Translation and Interpreting UK and Ireland). She is also the external advisor for the Teaching Council for Mandarin Chinese. Her teaching ranges from translation modules to language and cultural studies. She has authored a number of refereed articles and book chapters on Chinese language education, including teaching and learning Chinese as a foreign language, language attitudes and pedagogy, and Chinese language study among ethnic minorities.

She welcomes applications from prospective PhD students interested in the area of multilingualism and from a linguistic/sociolinguistic perspective. She is currently co-supervising a PhD on the topic of learning Chinese.

Research interests

Chinese language teaching and learning, Bilingual and multilingual education, Chinese-English translation and interpreting