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Xuehong He

Assistant Professor

Xuehong  He

Biography

Xuehong He, better known as Stella, is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of International Studies at the Nagoya University of Commerce and Business. As a teacher-scholar, Stella’s teaching and research experience has come from China and the United States. She has taught English and Chinese as second/foreign languages from novice to advanced levels to children and adults in face-to-face and online settings. She has also offered face-to-face and online teacher education courses and workshops to pre-service and in-service second/foreign language instructors at undergraduate and graduate levels. Stella’s research focuses on Instructed Second Language Acquisition, with special attention to teaching and learning English and Chinese vocabulary. She has published and presented her research findings at well-established journals and conferences, such as TESOL Quarterly and the annual conference of American Association for Applied Linguistics.

Research Interests

Instructed Second Language Acquisition, Teaching and Learning Second Language Vocabulary, Second Language Psycholinguistics

Final Education

Ph.D., Michigan State University

Academic Papers

  • Xuehong He (2020) Working Memory, Presentation Formats, and Attention: An Eye-tracking Study on Learning L2 Chinese Characters in a Computer-Assisted Self-Study Environment. ProQuest Dissertation Publishing
  • Xuehong He (2019) Choosing Words to Teach: A Novel Method for Vocabulary Selection and Its Practical Application. TESOL Quarterly 53 (2)
  • Xuehong He (2017) Encounters: Chinese Language and Culture, 汉语和中国文化, Level 1, Annotated Instructor’s Edition 1 & 2, by Cynthia Y. Ning and John S. Montanaro. Chinese as a Second Language 52 (1)

Grants

  • (2018) Working Memory, Presentation Formats, and Attention: An Eye-tracking Study on Learning L2 Chinese Words in a Computer-assisted Self-study Environment. Language Learning: A Journal of Research in Language Studies Primary Researcher
  • (2018) Working Memory, Presentation Formats, and Attention: An Eye-tracking Study on Learning L2 Chinese Characters in a Computer Assisted Self-Study Environment. National Federation of Modern Language Teachers Associations (NFMLTA) and National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages (NCOLCTL), US Primary Researcher
  • (2018) Working Memory, Presentation Formats, and Attention: An Eye-tracking Study on Learning L2 Chinese Characters in a Computer Assisted Self-Study Environment. Michigan State University Graduate School Primary Researcher