Michael Wei


Michael Wei, Ph.D. is Professor and TESOL Program Director in the Division of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies at University of Missouri-Kansas City. He teaches graduate courses in Applied Linguistics, English Grammar, Second Language Acquisition, and Research Methods.

Research Areas:

Dr. Wei’s research interests include second language acquisition, phonetics, reading/writing English as a second language, learning environments, etc.


Ph.D., Second Language Education/TESOL, University of Maryland-College Park


Zhou, Y., & Wei, M. (2018). Strategies in technology-enhanced language learning. Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, 8(2), 471-495.

Zhou, Y., & Wei, M. (2017, August 24). [Review of the book Literature in language education, by H. Geoff]. Teachers College Record. Retrieved from http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 22140.

Zhou, Y., Oxford, R., & Wei, M. (2016). A Chinese student’s early education in U.S. K-12 schools: A multilevel perspective. In W. Ma & G. Li (Eds.). Chinese-Heritage students in North American schools: Understanding the hearts and minds beyond test scores (pp. 25- 40). New York, NY: Routledge.

Wei, M., Zhou, Y., Barber, C., & den Brok, P. (2015). Chinese students’ perceptions of teacher-student interpersonal behavior and implications. System: An International Journal of Educational Technology and Applied Linguistics, 55, 134-144.

Wei, M., & Zhou, Y. (2015, September 22). [Review of the book Helping English learners to write: Meeting Common Core standards, grades 6-12, by C. Olson, R. Scarcella, & T. Matuchniak]. Teachers College Record. Retrieved from http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 18120.

Zhou, Y., Bain Butler, D., & Wei, M. (2015). Research-based perspectives for teaching Asian graduate student writers. In Prithvi Shrestha (Ed.). Current developments in English for Academic and Specific Purposes: Local innovations and global perspectives. International Association of Teachers of English as a foreign language (IATEFL) (pp.235-254). Reading, UK: Garnet.

Bain Butler, D., Trosclair, E., Zhou, Y., & Wei, M. (2014). Student and teacher perceptions of academic English writing in Russia. The Journal of Teaching English for Specific and Academic Purposes, 2(2), 203-227.

Bain Butler, D., Zhou, Y., & Wei, M. (2013). When the culture of learning plays a role in academic English writing. ESP Across Cultures, 10, 55-74.

Wei, M., & Zhou, Y. (2013). Transfer of phonological awareness from Thai to English among grade three students in Thailand. Reading Matrix, 13(1), 1-13.

Bain Butler, D., Wei, M., & Zhou, Y. (2013, February). Cultural influence in academic English writing: An international perspective. InterCom. The Newsletter of the Intercultural Communication Interest Section, TESOL International. Retrieved from http://newsmanager.commpartners.com/tesolicis/issues/2013-02-13/2.html

Wei, M., & Zhou, Y. (2013). Early second language reading development: An extension of home literacy model. Journal of Language Teaching and Learning, 3(1), 37-53.

Wei, M., & Zhou, Y. (2012). Effects of a language-minority family’s activities in early second language writing development. TESOL Journal, 3(2), 181-209.

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