Zhenjie Weng

Graduate Consultant

Zhenjie Weng is an English as a second language (ESL) instructor and a Ph.D. candidate in Multilingual Language Education in the department of Education and Human Ecology. She has taught ESL reading, writing, listening, and speaking in a variety of contexts to both undergraduate and graduate-level international students in the U.S.

As an advocate for racial justice and education equity, she is committed to international students’ academic success and well-being. As an experienced L2 writing instructor at Ohio State, she won a racial justice grant to create two online discussion units for undergraduate-level ESL composition classes and a high-support grant to create a free textbook for graduate-level ESL composition courses. Outside of the classroom, she serves as a peer advisor for international students and dedicates herself to university services for international students. 

Her research is focused mainly on language teacher education, second language writing, language teacher identity, and teacher agency. Her publications include journal articles, book reviews, and book chapters in TESOL Journal, Journal of Language, Identity & Education, and more.