Gang Yao is currently a lecturer at Beijing Foreign Studies University, China. He holds a PhD (funded by China Scholarship Council†) in Applied Linguistics from the University of Murcia (Spain). He is a member of the Spanish Association for Corpus Linguistics (AELINCO). His research interests include corpus linguistics, Spanish as a Foreign Language, and academic discourse. He has published articles in several journals such as Ibérica and Research in Corpus Linguistics. He also serves as reviewer for various journals such as Journal of Spanish Language Teaching and Chinese Journal of Applied Linguistics.

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  • Corpus linguistics
  • Spanish as a Foreign Language
  • Academic discourse
  • Statistics
  • PhD in Applied Linguistics, 2022

    Universidad de Murcia (Spain)

  • MA in Spanish Language & Literature, 2018

    Shanghai International Studies University (China)

  • MA in Theoretical & Applied Linguistics, 2017

    Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Spain)

  • BA in Spanish Language & Literature, 2015

    Heilongjiang University (China)



Teaching Experience

Department of Hispanic and Lusophone Studies
Lecturer in Spanish
Department of Hispanic and Lusophone Studies
Aug 2022 – Present Beijing Foreign Studies University, Beijing
Taught courses such as Modern Spanish, Extensive reading, Spanish conversation
Language training institute affiliated to Shanghai International Studies University
Part-time Spanish teacher
Language training institute affiliated to Shanghai International Studies University
Oct 2015 – Jun 2016 Shanghai International Studies University, Shanghai
Taught basic-level Spanish to university students
Department of International Education affiliated to Heilongjiang University
Part-time Spanish teacher
Department of International Education affiliated to Heilongjiang University
Oct 2014 – Jun 2015 Heilongjiang University, Harbin
Taught basic-level Spanish to Korean middle schoolers.









Native (PSC二甲)


7.5 (IELTS)


Excellent (EEE-4); C1 (DELE); Good (EEE-8)



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