Lecturers of School of Foreign Language

Phone: 02787558365

Email: fanlei@hust.edu.cn

Academic Areas: Theories of Intercultural Communication, Cross-cultural Adaptation, Cultural Values, Conversation Analysis, English Language Teaching and Education

Fan Lei is the Lecturer of English Department, School of Foreign Languages at Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST). Her research spans theories of intercultural communication, cross-cultural adaptation, cultural values, conversation analysis, English language teaching and education. She focuses on questions such as: What are the acculturation strategies of Chinese overseas students in the U.S.? What are the different cultural values of Chinese and American college students? What are the changes of Chinese college students’cultural values on individualism and collectivism? What is the language mechanism of conversational misunderstandings in academic settings? How to cultivate English majors’ pragmatic competence through the course of intensive reading? She is the project leaders of some provincial and university-level research grants, and members of several national research projects. She is a member of China Association for Intercultural Communication (CAIC), and active in the international conferences of IC field, like International Academy for Intercultural Research (IAIR) and International Association of Intercultural Communication Studies (IAICS). She has a handful of publications in journals of language, culture and literature. She teaches language skill courses and major courses to English majors in English Department.

Academic Degrees

1997.9-2001.6   Huazhong University of Science and Technology BA

2001.9-2004.6   Huazhong University of Science and Technology MA

2013.9-        Huazhong University of Science and Technology PhD candidate

Professional Experience

2004.7- 2006.11  Huazhong University of Science and Technology – Teaching Assistant

2006.12-        Huazhong University of Science and Technology – Lecturer

Selected Publications

 Refereed Journal Papers

  1. Fan Lei (Corresponding Author), “Words Not in the Story: Paratextual Analysis of Moral Education in a School Edition of Gulliver’s Travel in China, International Research in Children’s Literature (A&HCI), 2015, Volume 8, Issue 1.
  2. Fan Lei, Fan Weiwei, A study of Chinese national spirit of Chinese college students and Chinese overseas students in the U.S., Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology • Social Science Edition (CSSCI), Volume 19, No.3, 2005, Pages 10-14.
  3. Fan Lei, Fan Weiwei, An investigation to the acculturation strategies of overseas Chinese, Research in Higher Education of Engineering, additional volume of 2008, Pages 15-17.
  4. Fan Lei, Fan Weiwei, Acculturation Strategies among Overseas Chinese and Implications to Chinese College Foreign Language Teaching, Proceedings of the 1st International Symposium on Foreign Language Teaching, Shanghai, China, 2003.
  5. Fan Lei, Fan Weiwei, There Is No Shortage of Miracle: A Brief Discussion on the Teaching of Vocabulary, Foreign Language Education, Volume 2, 2002, Pages 96-100.
  6. Fan Lei, Fan Weiwei, Case Study on Failure of Intercultural Communication, Foreign Language Education, Volume 1, 2001, Pages 144-149.

 

Refereed International Conference Papers

  1. 2014  “A Survey of the Cultural Values of Chinese and American College Students”, the 20th International Association of Intercultural Communication Studies (IAICS) Conference, Rhode Island, U. S. A..
  2. 2012 “A Study on the Cultural Values of Chinese College Students”, Shanghai Normal University International Conference of ICC, Shanghai, China.
  3. 2011 “Case Study on the Reverse Culture Shock of Returned Overseas Chinese”, VII Biennial Conference of International Academy for Intercultural Research (IAIR), Singapore.
  4. 2010 “Acculturation Strategies among Chinese Overseas Students in the US”, the International Association for Intercultural Communication Studies (IAICS) 2010 Conference, Guangzhou, China.

Awards and Honors

  1. 2013 HUST Competition of Teaching Skills, 1st Prize
  2. 2012 HUST Teaching Quality Awards, 2nd Prize
  3. 2006 HUST “Outstanding Instructor”in Students’ Innovative Activities
  4. 2005 HUST “Outstanding Instructor”in Students’ Extracurriculum Competitions

Courses Taught

Undergraduate Course:

English Intensive Reading, Listening Comprehension, Practical English Writing, Intercultural Communication, British and American Culture, Business English

Graduate Course:

      Intercultural Communication

Centers/Programs

Member and secretary of Center of Comparative Culture and Comparative Literature, School of Foreign Languages, HUST

Research Grants:

       1) 2012  “the Comparative Study of the Cultural Values of Chinese and American College Students”, the Outstanding Award of the 5th “Foreign Language Education Fund Project” of the National Research Center for    Foreign Language Education, Member.

       2) 2012  “The Cultural Value of Individualism among College Students in China”, with special fund of the 12th “Five-Year Plan Project of Educational Science” in Hubei Province, Leader.

       3) 2011   “Cultivating English Majors’ Pragmatic Competence in the Classroom of Intensive Reading”, funded by HUST Independent Innovation Project, Leader.

       4) 2005   “Chinese National Spirit”, the Research Group of School of Foreign Languages, Member.

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