Meng Zhang

Meng Zhang
Clinical Assistant Professor, English for Academic Purposes

Meng Zhang is a Clinical Assistant Professor, for the English for Academic Purposes Program at NYU Shanghai. Prior to this appointment, she has taught and assisted in teaching graduate-level TESOL program courses at The Ohio State University. She also has experience in teaching English speaking and writing to a ride range of multilingual students at Abram Friedman Occupational Center in Los Angeles, California. Zhang has also worked as a senior TOEFL Speaking instructor at New Channel International School in China. Her teaching focuses on engaging students into various kinds of academic literacy practices and cultivating students’ capacities of connecting while transferring learned (language) skills across different types of practices. 


Select Publications

  • Zhang, M. (2017). Surviving journal publication as novice ESL academic writer. AAAL Graduate Student Newsletter, spring issue, 12-13
  • Zhang, M. (2016). Exploring the poetic capital in out-of-school L2 poetry writing practices. US-China Foreign Language, 14(12), 821-839
  • Zhang, M. (2016). Book review: Motivation and Foreign Language Learning: From Theory to Practice. TESOL Quarterly, 50(1), 268-270
  • Zhang, M. (2009). 十六岁的云,十七岁的雨 (Book in Chinese). Beijing, China: China Wenlian Publishing House



  • PhD
    The Ohio State University
    University of Southern California

Research Interests

  • L2 Speaking, Writing
  • Design-based Research in TESOL and Applied Linguistics
  • Academic Socialization and Enculturation in Post-secondary Education


Courses Taught

  • English for Academic Purposes: Fashion Consciousness
  • English for Academic Purposes: Smart Cities/Smart Lifestyles