Wenchao Sara Tu
Tutor in MEd (TESOL)
Student Representative on the Faculty Research Committee
Discourse analysis, genre analysis, multimodal analysis, intercultural (contrastive) rhetoric, the language of evaluation, web-mediated discourse
Research project description
Wenchao Tu has taught undergraduate & postgraduate courses in the area of language and pragmatics, international business communication, and training for Cambridge Business English Certificates (BEC).
Her current research interests includes discourse studies and genre analysis, intercultural language use, multimodal semiotic resources, especially web-mediated discourse analysis. She also holds a position as a research assistant in the area of web-mediated discourse analysis and educational policy.
Tu, W. (2013) Chinese university webpages: A comparison of Chinese and English texts. 4th Biennial New Zealand Discourse Conference. AUT University, 2-4 December, 2013.
- Tu, W. (2012). Winning attention: How institutions grab your heart through languages?. 7th Annual University of Sydney TESOL Research Network Colloquium.The University of Sydney, 1 September, 2012.
- Tu, W. (2010). How universities in China introduce themselves in Chinese and English on the internet: a contrastive genre study. 5th Annual University of Sydney TESOL Research Network Colloquium. The University of Sydney, 23 October, 2010.
Thomas and Ethel Mary Ewing Scholarships 2011-2013
Alexander Mackie Research Fellowship 2012
Thomas T. Roberts Education Fellowship 2012
Dean's Award for an Outstanding Master of Education Dissertation 2010
|The intercultural discourse of university introductions: a genre analysis of Chinese university web-pages.||PhD||Professor Brian Paltridge|
- Tu, W. . (2005). The education of migrant children and the economic development in Shanghai, SHFU Research Report.
- Tu, W. (2004). The real situation of schools for children of migrant workers: A study of Nanhui Lupins school., Shanghai Floating Populations’ Education Research Report..
- Tu, W. (2004). The investigation and study of Sanxia immigrant living condition, SHUSP Research Report.