Dr. Xun Yan

Dr. Xun Yan

Contact Information

Department of Linguistics
4080 Foreign Language Building, MC-168
707 S. Mathews Ave.
Urbana, IL 61801
Assistant Professor

Research Interests

  • Language testing and assessment
  • English for academic purposes
  • Educational measurement
  • Quantitative research methods

Research Description

My research broadly focuses on speaking and writing assessment. My specific research interests include scale development and validation, rater behavior and training, assessment literacy for language teachers, and test score use in educational settings.


  • Ph.D., English (Second Language Studies), Purdue University, 2015
  • M.A., TESOL, Ohio State University, 2009
  • B.A., English, Wuhan University, China, 2008


  • EIL 460 Principles of Language Testing
  • LING 489 Theoretical Foundations of Second Language Acquisition
  • EIL 411 Introduction to TESL Methodology