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Ping-Lin Chuang

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Contact Information

3036 Literatures, Cultures & Linguistics Building
707 S. Mathews Ave. | MC-168
Urbana, IL 61801
PhD Student

Research Interests

Language testing and assessment

Second language writing

English for academic purposes

Educational measurement


M.A., TESL, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2018

B.A., English, National Chengchi University, Taiwan, 2015


TOEFL Small Grants for Doctoral Research in Second or Foreign Language Assessment, Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ (December 2022)

Duolingo English Test Doctoral Dissertation Grant, Duolingo English Test, Pittsburgh, PA (November 2022)

LTTC Joint-Funded Research Grant, The Language Training & Testing Center, Taipei, Taiwan (August 2022)

Awards and Honors

SLCL Dissertation Completion Fellowship, UIUC, Urbana, IL (2023-2024)

Conference Travel Award, Second Language Acquisition and Teacher Education, UIUC, Urbana, IL (March 2023)

Conference Travel Award, Graduate College, UIUC, Urbana, IL (February 2023)

C.W. Kim Research Award, Department of Linguistics, UIUC, Urbana, IL (May 2022)

Robert Lado Best Student Paper Award, 2022 Language Testing Research Colloquium (LTRC) Virtual Conference (March 2022)

ILTA Student Travel Award, 2022 Language Testing Research Colloquium (LTRC) Virtual Conference (March 2022)

Best Student Presentation Award, 2021 Midwest Association of LanguageTesters (MwALT) Virtual Conference (October 2021)

Courses Taught

LING 100: Introduction to Language Science (Instructor and TA)

EIL 422: English Grammar for ESL Teachers (TA)

ESL 111: Introduction to Academic Writing I (Instructor)

ESL 112: Introduction to Academic Writing II (Instructor)

Recent Publications

Ping-Lin Chuang and Xun Yan (2023). Connecting source use and argumentation in L2 integrated argumentative writing performance. Journal of Second Language Writing.

Ping-Lin Chuang and Xun Yan (2022). An investigation of the relationship between argument structure and essay quality in assessed writing. Journal of Second Language Writing.

Xun Yan and Ping-Lin Chuang (2022). How do raters learn to rate?: Many-facet Rasch modeling of rater performance over the course of a rater certification program. Language Testing.