Yimin Zhang

Yimin Zhang

Doctoral researcher

Department Department of Humanities
Postal Address Université du Luxembourg
Maison des Sciences Humaines
11, Porte des Sciences
L-4366 Esch-sur-Alzette
Campus Office MSH, E03 15-140
Telephone (+352) 46 66 44 9707

  • Academic Area: Sociolinguistics
  • Research Topics: language in workplace, professional communication, multilingualism
  • Working languages: English, Mandarin Chinese, German

Yimin Zhang joined the Research Institute of Multilingualism (MLing) as a Doctoral Researcher in September 2021. The working title of her dissertation is Volunteering in multilingual Luxembourg: the nexus between linguistic diversity, personal trajectory and social engagement.                

Yimin holds a Bachelor of Arts diploma in German Studies from Beijing Foreign Studies University and a Master of Arts diploma in Learning and Communication in Multilingual and Multicultural Contexts from the University of Luxembourg. Since September 2021, she has been conducting her doctoral research under the supervision of Prof. Dr Ingrid de Saint-Georges. During her academic journey, she had the chance to visit other academic institutions including Georg-August-Universität Göttingen (2017-2018) and Universitetet i Oslo (2022).

Yimin’s research interests include Cultural and Sociolinguistic Studies. She is motivated to inquire into the questions related to the influence of linguistic and cultural diversity on individuals utilizing qualitative methodology.

Interview on Research Luxembourg: In conversation with our young researchers: Yimin Zhang 

Last updated on: Monday, 04 April 2022

  • 09/2021 - Present - Doctor of Philosophy, PhD Candidate in Educational Science, University of Luxembourg
  • 02/2022 - PhD Winter School, Communication in the multilingual workplace: Perspectives from sociolinguistics and conversation analysis, University of Oslo
  • 09/2019 - 07/2021 - Master of Arts, Learning and Communication in Multilingual and Multicultural Contexts, University of Luxembourg
  • 09/2015 - 06/2019 - Bachelor of Arts, German Studies, Beijing Foreign Studies University
  • 10/2017 - 07/2018 - Exchange Student, German Philology, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen

Last updated on: 04 Apr 2022

Summer Semester 2022: Poster Session
University of Luxembourg, Master in Learning and Communication in Multilingual and Multicultural Contexts
This seminar helps students clarify the topic and structure of their Master thesis and develop the skills to make a scientific poster and give a short presentation of their work in public.

10/2020 - 06/2021: Peer Tutor for German and English
University of Luxembourg Language Centre
Assisted the course ‘Bilingual Writing Support’ and provided consultation for German academic writing.

08/2019: Certificate for Teachers of Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages
Confucius Institute Headquarters
Passed the exam for teaching skills and the interview for live teaching and intercultural communication competencies.


Last updated on: 04 Apr 2022