English Instructor
Staff Bio

Educational background:

2012 Ph.D. with research focus on English/Chinese bilingual education,
                     English Department, National Institute of Education,
                     Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
2007 M.A. Linguistics and Applied Linguistics/TESOL,
                   School of Foreign Languages and Literatures,
                   Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China.
2004 B.A. English Language and Literature,
                   School of Foreign Languages and Literatures,
                   Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China.



Selected teaching and research experience:

2019- present, English instructor, Center for Language Education, SUSTech, China
2016-2017, Chinese instructor, Gavilan College, California, US.
2012-2013, Affiliate Assistant Professor, Modern Languages and Literatures, Loyola University Maryland, Maryland, US.
2011-2012, Visiting Scholar, School of Education, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina, US.
2005-2007, English instructor, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China.
2005-2007, Translator and Editor, Institute of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China.


Selected publications:

  • Hu, G, & Ren, L.. (2017). Language Ideologies, Social Capital, and Interaction Strategies: An Ethnographic Case Study of Family Language Policy in Singapore. In J. Macalister & S. H. Mirvahedi (Eds.), Family Language Policies in Multilingual World: Opportunities, Challenges and Consequences (pp.195-216). New York & London: Routledge.
  • Ren, L., & Hu, G. (2014). An ethnographic multiple-case study of mother-child interaction strategies in Singapore-based Chinese families. Journal of Asian Pacific Communication, 24, 274-300.
  • Ren, L., & Hu, G. (2013). Prolepsis, syncretism, and synergy in early language and literacy practices: A case study of family language policy in Singapore. Language Policy, 12(1), 63-83.
  • Ren, L., & Hu, G. (2013). A comparative study of family social capital and literacy practices in Singapore. Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 13, 98-130.
  • Ren, L., & Hu, G. (2010, July). A comparative study of mother-child interaction strategies in Singapore. Paper presented at the 18th international conference on Pragmatics and Language Learning, Kobe, Japan.
  • Ren, L., & Hu, G. (2009, October). A review of early literacy practices at home. Paper presented at the Asian Conference on Education 2009, Osaka, Japan.
  • Larsen-Freeman, D. (2007). Yuyan jiaoxue: Cong yufa dao yufa jineng [Teaching language: From grammar to grammaring] (L. Ren, Trans.). Beijing, China: Beijing Normal University Press.


Courses taught at SUSTech:

SUSTech English II
English for Graduate Studies