Dr Lin Teng

University of Auckland, PhD in Education 2012-current


2012-Current:  University of Auckland, New Zealand, Doctor of Philosophy in Education

Postgraduate supervision

I am conducting my PhD research under the supervision of Professor Lawrence Jun Zhang and Associate Professor Martin East


  • 2012 Recipient of the University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarship
  • 2014  Recipient of the BAAL Student/Early Career Scholarship, British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL) Conference, 47th Annual Meeting: Learning, Working and Communicating in a Global Context, Warwick University, Coventry, UK (£500 cash award).
  • 2014 Recipient of the Publication Award of Faculty of Education, the University of Auckland, New Zealand ($ 500 cash award).
  • 2014   Recipient of the Best Paper Award for International Participation at TESOL Convention 2014: “Developing Self-Regulated L2 Writers: Self-efficacy, SRL Strategies and L2 Proficiency”, The 48th Annual International TESOL Convention and Exhibition, Portland, Oregon, USA, 26-29 March, 2014 (US$2,500 cash award).


Research Assistant at School of Curriculum and Pedagogy, Faculty of Education and Social Work, University of Auckland, New Zealand.

  • Specialize in statistical support, e.g., questionnaire development and validation; factor analysis (EFA, CFA); structural equation modelling (SEM); bivariate and multivariate analysis; discourse analysis
  • Research project coordination and data collection, e.g., school visiting, classroom observation, teacher and student interview

Areas of expertise

  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Educational Psychology
  • Self-regulated Learning
  • Strategy-based Instruction
  • Second/ Foreign Langauge Writing
  • Writing Self-efficacy

Committees/Professional groups/Services

  • Member of TESOL International Association
  • Member of Applied Linguistics Association of Australia (ALAA)
  • Organisation committee member of Doctor Forum Day in the 17th Biennial Conference of Teachers and Teaching, 2015

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • McNaughton, S., Rosedale, N., Jesson, R. N., Hoda, R., & Teng, L. S. (2018). How digital environments in schools might be used to boost social skills: Developing a conditional augmentation hypothesis. Computers & Education10.1016/j.compedu.2018.07.018
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Naomi Rosedale, Stuart McNaughton, Rebecca Jesson, Rashina Hoda
  • Teng, L. S., & Zhang, L. J. (2017). Effects of motivational regulation strategies on writing performance: A mediation model of self-regulated learning of writing in English as a second/foreign language. Metacognition and Learning, 1-28. 10.1007/s11409-017-9171-4
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Lawrence Zhang
  • Zhang, L. J., & Teng, L. (2016). Developing Strategic L2 Writers through Explicit Self-regulated Learning Strategy Instruction. Paper presented at the 50th International TESOL Convention and Exhibition, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. 5 April - 8 April 2016. Related URL.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Lawrence Zhang
  • Teng, L. S., & Zhang, L. J. (2016). Fostering strategic learning: The development and validation of the Writing Strategies for Motivational Regulation Questionnaire (WSMRQ). The Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 25 (1), 123-134. 10.1007/s40299-015-0243-4
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/30755
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Lawrence Zhang
  • Teng, L. S. (2016). Changes in teachers’ beliefs after a professional development project for teaching writing: two Chinese cases. Journal of Education for Teaching, 42 (1), 106-109. 10.1080/02607476.2015.1135228
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/30754
  • Teng, L. S., & Zhang, L. J. (2016). A questionnaire-based validation of multidimensional models of self-regulated learning strategies. The Modern Language Journal, 100 (3), 674-701. 10.1111/modl.12339
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/30652
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Lawrence Zhang
  • Teng, L. (2016). Fostering Strategic Second-Language Writers: A Study of Chinese English-as-a-Foreign-Language (EFL) Writers’ Self-Regulated Learning Strategies, Self-Efficacy and Motivational Beliefs The University of Auckland. ResearchSpace@Auckland.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/28961
  • Zhang, L. J., Teng, L., & Yuan, R. (2015). Assessment for Developing Self-regulated L2 Writers: The Factorial Validation of the Writing Strategies for Self-regulated Learning Questionnaire (WSSRLQ). Paper presented at Joint conference of the American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL) and L'Association Canadienne de Linguistique Appliquée/Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics (ACLA/CAAL), Toronto, Canada. 21 March - 24 March 2015. Related URL.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Lawrence Zhang