Chen Sun

Advisor: Richard Young

csun32@wisc.edu

I grew up in Hefei, China and came to Madison in 2012, after I received my BA in English Education in China. I received my MA this spring and decided to continue my PhD study here in Madison. My current research interests are second language learning and cultural pragmatics study. I’m also intrigued by Labov’s sociolinguistics research in African American English.

I love teaching and learning languages, and have taught English to middle school students back in China and here in Madison to visiting scholars. I hope my research in second language acquisition can generate useful pedagogical implications for ESL/EFL students and teachers.

Emphasis: English, Chinese and ESL/EFL