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Xi (Becky) Chen is Professor of Applied Psychology and Human Development at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto. Her research focuses on bilingual children’s language and literacy development. Dr. Chen is interested in how children develop literacy skills simultaneously in their first and second languages, and how to identify bilingual children at risk for reading difficulties. She has examined these questions in diverse populations, including Chinese-speaking and Spanish-speaking English language learners, children enrolled in French immersion programs, and Syrian refugee children.
Language, Literacy and Learning