Bingjun Zhang

Bingjun Zhang

Department of English Language and Linguistics
Doctoral researcher

Contact details

University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

PhD title: Exploring interlocutors’ impact on Chinese EFL learners’ communication strategy use in study abroad immersion learning settings: a comparison of learners’ dyads on a TESOL studies course
Supervisors: Dr Petra Schoofs and Dr Garry Plappert 
PhD English Language and Applied Linguistics


  • MA Education (University College London)
  • BA English Literature (Southeast University)


My research looks at the communication strategies (CSs) that Chinese EFL learners use to address communicative problems in L2 immersion settings. I am particularly interested in the interlocutors’ impact on learners’ choices of CSs and my PhD project attempts to compare the different strategy uses when students are engaged in the conversations with the shared L1 interlocutors and other international English-as-L2 learners.