Chen received a bachelor's degree in English from Hefei University of Technology in 2017 and a master’s degree in TESOL from the University of Pennsylvania in 2019. She is currently doing her PhD in Applied Linguistics with Professor Kim McDonough and Professor Pavel Trofimovich. Her interests include task-based interaction, L2 pragmatics, and English as a lingua franca. She enjoys taking photographs, jogging and playing table tennis, and she is a certified table tennis referee.
- Verbal and nonverbal disagreement in an ELF academic discussion task
- The effects of self-perceived task difficulty on the strategies used by L2 speakers to avoid misunderstanding
- Exploring the relationship between nonverbal alignment and affiliation stimuli
- Liu, C., McDonough, K., & Trofimovich, P. (2020, October). Verbal and nonverbal disagreement in an ELF academic discussion task [Poster presentation]. Second Language Research Forum 2020. Nashville, TN, United States.
GRANTS, awards and scholarships
- Concordia International Tuition Award of Excellence
- Concordia University Conference and Exposition Award