Lecturers of School of Foreign Language
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.
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
2004.7- 2006.11 Huazhong University of Science and Technology – Teaching Assistant
2006.12- Huazhong University of Science and Technology – Lecturer
Refereed Journal Papers
Refereed International Conference Papers
English Intensive Reading, Listening Comprehension, Practical English Writing, Intercultural Communication, British and American Culture, Business English
Member and secretary of Center of Comparative Culture and Comparative Literature, School of Foreign Languages, HUST
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.