Dr. Edith Yan is an Associate Professor of the English Language and Literature Studies (ELLS) Programme. She was the Programme Director of the Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) Programme and the ELLS Programme during the period 2011-2019. Before joining UIC, she taught biology and science to secondary school students, vocational English to post-secondary students, and tutored English subject knowledge for English teachers in Hong Kong. She earned her BSc from the University of Hong Kong, her MA in TESOL from Central Michigan University in USA and her PhD from City University of Hong Kong. Her research interests include teaching with technology, English medium instruction, multimodal discourse analysis, and first language use in language teaching. She presented at AAAL, AERA conferences and many other professional meetings on topics related to language teaching and learning.