Yongcan is a Lecturer at the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge, and coordinator of the MPhil/MEd Research in Second Language Education programme. He is also founder convener of Cambridge Research in Community Language Education Network. His research interests lie in community/heritage language education, multilingualism in education, and Vygotsky’s sociocultural theory of mind and SLA. He has recently been involved in a series of projects on the schooling experience and assessment of newly arrived migrant children with EAL. Yongcan currently serves as series editor of Routledge Chinese Language Pedagogy, overseeing its research monograph and teacher professional development book series.