WEN Qiufang works at Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU) as Professor of applied linguistics and Director of BFSU Academic Council. She is also Vice President of Asia TEFL and Vice President of China Association for Comparative Studies of English and Chinese, and editor of Chinese Journal of Applied Linguistics (in English) and of Foreign Language Education in China (in Chinese). She has obtained three national and four provincial awards for excellence in teaching. She is also an experienced researcher and writer, having published more than 170 papers and 17 books, and has finished/is conducting more than 30 research projects. Her research interests include second language teaching and learning, teacher professional development and national language capacity.