Amy Yu-Vatskalis


Lecturer in Chinese Studies
Coordinator China In-Country Study Program

Amy Yu-Vatskalis graduated from the College of Foreign Languages, Fujian Normal University, Fuzhou, Fujian in 1989 -- majoring in English for the Bachelor of Arts. In 2002, she completed graduate studies in Chinese literature and art at the Chinese Institute of the Fujian Normal University.

During 2006-2007, she was seconded to the Northern Arizona University, USA, in an exchange program, to teach Chinese at the Department of Modern Languages.

In 2012 she was seconded by Hanban (Confucius Institute Headquarters China) to the Charles Darwin University, Darwin, NT, Australia as the Chinese lecturer at the School of Creative Arts & Humanities and she is now continuing as a Chinese lecturer with CDU.

Research Area

Teaching English/Chinese as a Second Language  

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Yu, A., 2008, “The Structural Characteristics of Network English Words and its Practical Significance”, Journal of Fujian Medical University, 2008, Vol. 6 CN35-1241 / C ISSN 1009-478
Yu, A., 2008, “The Series Tutorial of Practical Training Course of College English --- Writing Section -The Series Tutorial of Practical Training Course of College English”, Fujian Education Publishing House, 2008.
Yu, A., 2007, “Teaching Chinese in the United States”, Youth, Fujian Youth Magazine 2007, Vol. 11, ,  CN35- 1157 / GO ISSN 1005-0132
Yu, A., 2007, “A Look on the Development of English Vocabulary through Social Historical and Cultural Changes”, Journal of Fujian Normal University, Supplement, 2007, ISSN1000-5285
Yu, A., 2006, “On the Teaching of College English Writing through “New Horizon College English" , Journal of College English Teaching Reform, Foreign Language Teaching and Research Publishing House, 2006 (ISBN 7-5600-5940-6)
Yu, A., 2005, “The Reform of Comprehensive English Teaching under the New Era” Fujian Higher Education Research, 2005, Vol. 
Yu, A., 2005, “Review of British Higher Education Reform”, Fujian Higher Education Research, 2005, Vol. 6
Yu, A., 2005, “An Overview of the Development of British Information Education”, Journal of Longyan Institute, 2005, Vol. 4 (CN35 G4-1063 /)
Yu, A., Honghong H., 2004, “The Main Characteristics of the Higher Vocational Education”, Educational Review, 2004, Vol.3
Yu, A., 2004, “Face the Reality, Be Fair to Educational Reform”, Fujian Higher Education Research, 2004, Vol. 3-4
Yu, A., 2003, “Historical Evolution and Main Characteristics of Higher Vocational Education in the United States”, Educational Review, 2003, Vol.5
Yu, A., 2002, “Translation and Knowledge of Cultural Background”, Journal of Minjiang Vocational University, 2002, Vol. 1 (CN35 G4-1203 /)
Yu, A., 2002, “How to Deal with Gestalt Fills-up Test in College English Examination”, Journal of Fujian Education Institute, 2002, Vol. 1 (CN35 G4-1240 /)
Yu, A., 2002, “Cross-Cultural Issues and Language Characteristics in Advertising Communication between English and Chinese”, Fujian Forum (Humanities and Social Sciences), 2002, Vol. 2 (CN35-1248/4)
Yu, A., 2002 “The Application of Non-verbal Behavior in Foreign Language Teaching”, Educational Review, 2002, Vol. 5
Yu, A., 2001,“Campus English", Hehai University Publishing House, July 2001. (ISBN7-5630-1657 - O/H175)
Yu, A., 2001, “The Pedagogics of College English Vocabulary Teaching”, Journal of Fujian Normal University, 2001 Supplement (CN35-1016 / C)
Yu, A., 2001, “The Application of Domestication and Foreignisation in Translation”, Education World 2001, Vol. 2 (ISBN - 5383-3090-9 / G2755)
Yu, A., 2001, “On the Approach of Exerting the Students’ Initiatives of Study in Foreign Language Teaching”, Educational Review, 2001, Vol. 6 (CN35 G4-1015 /)

Amy Yu-Vatskalis


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