Rachel S. Wang
RELO US Embassy Jakarta
AboutRachel S. Wang is originally from Madison, Wisconsin, and first became passionate about how we learn and teach languages while studying Linguistics, Psychology, and TESOL as an undergraduate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She holds an M.A. in Applied Linguistics from Teachers College, Columbia University. Rachel has taught high schoolers in Japan, adults in New York City, and university students in China and Indonesia. She has led teacher training workshops for over 2,000 teachers. Her interests include project-based learning, educational technology, social and emotional learning, and culturally relevant teaching. Through RELO US Embassy Jakarta, she was an English Language Fellow in Manado, Indonesia (2018-20) and a Virtual English Language Fellow for the State University of Surabaya (2020-21).
Learner autonomy The Impact of Online Extracurricular Extensive Reading Activities on Indonesian University Students’ Reading Habits and Attitudes more
Sun, Aug 15, 09:30-09:50 Asia/Tokyo
Through a RELO U.S. Embassy Jakarta program, Rachel S. Wang conducted extracurricular synchronous online extensive reading activities with Indonesian university students. She read books aloud, designed creative tasks, and had students create their own picture books. Survey data shows students’ reading habits and attitudes improved after completing these online activities.
Learner autonomy Developing Reader Identity Through Xreading: A Case Study of EFL University Students’ Perceptions more
Sat, Aug 14, 09:00-09:20 Asia/Tokyo
This presentation addresses how Indonesian university students perceived themselves developing their reader identity through xreading and its follow-up activities. The presentation uses the perspective of literacy as social practice. Preliminary data from survey indicates that students' constructions of reading and being a reader have evolved throughout the online extensive reading.