Yuchan Gao (Blanche)

PhD Candidate and Research Assistant in Learning, Literacies, and Technologies; Arizona State University-Tempe

Email: [email protected]

  • Ludic keywords:
    • tabletop game, video games, social impact games, puzzle game, strategy game, (virtual) escape rooms
  • Language keywords:
    • CALL, ESL/EFL, language related episodes, sociocultural SLA, language learning through meaningful interaction, multimedia literacy
  • Pedagogy keywords:
    • game-based learning and teaching, game studies, task-based approaches, content-integrated approaches

πŸ‘¨β€πŸ« Profile

Blanche is a PhD candidate and research assistant in Learning, Literacies, and Technologies at Arizona State University. She is interested in exploring how to use games and game-mediated activities to support second language learners. In particular, her dissertation investigates learners’ multimodal interaction and language related episodes in a secondary school content (science) class. She has worked as an English language instructor as well as a curriculum director in the US and China.

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