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  • About Me

    I am a lecturer of Chinese at the University of Vermont, and also a PhD student in Educational Psychology and Educational Technology at Michigan State University.

    My research interests lie in the pedagogical design and development of technology-enhanced learning environments for second language (L2) education. More specifically, I am interested in the affordances and constraints of technology-enhanced learning environments, especially online/hybrid classes and virtual worlds, for L2 learners’ development of language proficiency as well as pragmatic competence in intercultural communication.

Digital Story Telling: A Story of Languaging

  Words are powerful, but they have limits especially when people don’t share common ground in their understanding of certain expression. A picture can tell a thousand words, but it can also be interpreted in many different ways. This digital story telling practice has been an interesting experience of combining these two symbolic forms together. … Continue reading

Logic Model

  My research is driven by my general interest in the affordances and constraints of technology-enhanced learning environments for second language (L2) learners’ development of language proficiency as well as pragmatic competence in intercultural communication. In this particular model, I am interested in exploring the effectiveness of asynchronous online conversation practice, when used to facilitate … Continue reading

Research Interest

My research interests lie in the pedagogical design and development of technology-enhanced learning environments for second language (L2) education. More specifically, I am interested in the affordances and constraints of technology-enhanced learning environments, especially online/hybrid classes and virtual worlds, for L2 learners’ development of language proficiency as well as pragmatic competence in intercultural communication. At … Continue reading

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Chinese Teaching Demo (I): Intermediate level – an integrated approach

For the demo of  teaching an elementary course with an student-centered and cumulative approach, please click here. Teaching Demo*: Lesson Review Level: Intermediate Content: A Review Lesson of “No Smoking at Public Places”(公共场所禁止吸烟/公共場所禁止吸煙) Teaching: An integrated approach (vocabulary, grammar drills, integrated games) Location of the class recorded: University of Hawaii at Manoa Time: October 2011 To … Continue reading

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