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    Alexander Tang

    Alexander Tang (he/him) is a graduate assistant at the Center for Language & Technology (CLT) and the National Foreign Language Resource Center (NFLRC). He is a PhD student in the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa (UHM). Prior to pursuing studies at UHM, he received his Masters of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and Masters of Education in Adult Education & Training (AEDT) from Seattle University, and his Bachelors of Science in Psychology and Bachelors of Arts in Japanese, Korean, and Early Childhood & Family Studies from the University of Washington. He also has taught English as a second language to adult learners at Seattle Central College and Highline College, as well as Cantonese to heritage language learners through One City Project. He served on the Washington Association for the Education of Speakers of Other Languages (WAESOL) and City of Seattle Human Rights Commission, and currently serves on the One City Project Board as a Board Member. He has vast experience presenting internationally and nationally at BC TEAL, ORTESOL, TESOL, and WAESOL. Alexander’s research interests include Bilingualism and Biliteracy, Cantonese Linguistics, First and Second Language Acquisition, Indigenous Languages in Hong Kong, Interlanguage Pragmatics, Sociolinguistics, and Teaching Cantonese as a Heritage Language.