Restructure learning process and sequence of L2 curriculum with focus on efficiency and effectiveness; application of American Corpus study to facilitate L2 learning by prioritizing acquisition of most frequently used words and related phrases, usages, collocations.
ESLM 525 Second Language Acquisition; ESLM 545: English Structure & Proficiency Assessment; ESLM 578: Theory & Practice in ESL; ESLM 587: Curriculum, Methods, and Assessment for L2 Education; ESLM 688: Student Teaching
Principal Investigator, Success for English Language Learners, a National Professional Development (NPD) Grant with $2.64 million (2016) and Creating a Team of Highly Qualified Professionals, a NPD Grant with $2 million (2011), both funded by the U.S. Department of Education; Recipient, Certification of Excellence Award in Teacher Education, NJ Department of Education (2012); Coordinator, M.Ed. in TESL and/or ESL certification programs in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (2014-15), at the International School of Beijing, China (2009-12), in Piscataway School District, NJ (2007-09), in Kuwait (2002-04), in Bangkok, Thailand (1999-2002); Chair, Bilingual Section, TESOL International Association (1999), Recipient, Foreign Expert Grant awarded by Dalian Cultural University, China (2015, 2017, 2018); Guest professor, Hunan Normal University and Hunan International Economic University, China.
Wu, Y. (Contracted). Learn to Talk Like American Teenagers: Culture and Communication in U.S. Secondary Schools, Hunan Shengzhi Publishing Company, Ltd.
Wu, Y. & Ren, T. (2018). Essentials of American English and Culture, Hunan Normal University Press.
Wu, Y. (2018). Conversations on American University Campus (An audio recording for computers and smartphones), Hunan Shengzhi Publishing Company, Ltd.
Wu, Y. (2018). An Audio Recording of Usage Examples of the Most Commonly Used English Words (for computers and smartphones), Hunan Shengzhi Publishing Company, Ltd.
Wu, Y. & Liu, H. (2017). English Communication Breakthrough on American University Campus, Hunan Normal University Press.
Wu, Y. (2016). Usage Examples of the Most Commonly Used American English Words, Xiamen University Press.
Wu. Y., Liaw, M. & Pan, A. C. (2001). Teaching English to Chinese Students Effectively. CA: Pacific Asian Press.
Sheng, Z., Yang, C., & Wu, Y. (2000). English Oral Skills Breakthrough Central-South University of Technology Press, PR China.
Sheng, Z., Wu, Y., & Yang, J. M. (1999). English Note Readings Series for Knowledge Gallery: Modern Computer. Central-South University of Technology Press, PR China.
Sheng, Z., Li, B., & Wu, Y. (1998). Practical English Skills for Negotiation and Debate. Central-South University of Technology Press, PR China.
Degrees: Ph.D. Curriculum and Instruction with a focus on TESL/Bilingual Education, M.A., English and Linguistics, Texas A&M, B.A. English, Hunan Normal University, China