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DR. WEI ZHU MyUSF - Blackboard Site

Dr. Wei Zhu, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Applied Linguistics
Phone: 813-974-3805
Fax: 813-974-1718


Academic Background:  Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics, 1994, Northern Arizona University.

Dissertation: Effects of Training for Peer Revision in College Writing Classes


  • Methods of Teaching English as a Second Language
  • TESL Curriculum
  • Language Testing
  • Introduction to Graduate Studies in Applied Linguistics
  • Writing Processes in the Second Language
  • Grammatical Structures of American English
  • Research Lab (I, II, III, IV, & VI)
  • Internship

Research (selected publications)

Zhu, W. (2006). Interaction and feedback in mixed peer response groups. In P. K. Matsuda, M. Cox, J. Jordan, & Ortmeier-Hooper (Eds.), Second-language writing in the composition classroom: A critical sourcebook (pp. 186-209). Boston & New York: Bedford/St. Martin’s. This is a reprint of an article originally published in the Journal of Second Language Writing in 2001.

Zhu, W. (2006). Understanding context for writing in university content classrooms. In P. K. Matsuda, C. Ortmeier-Hooper, & X. You (Eds.), The Politics of Second Language Writing (pp. 129-146). West Lafayette, IN: Parlor Press.

Zhu, W. (2005). Source articles as scaffolds in reading to write: The case of a Chinese student writing in English. Journal of Asian Pacific Communication, 15 (1), 129-152.

Zhu, W., & Flaitz, J. (2005). Using Focus group methodology to understand international students' academic language needs: A comparison of perspectives. TESL-EJ, 8 (4).