2014 Visiting Scholar
School of Education
March 1, 2014
I am an associate professor in Shanghai University of Engineering Science (SUES). In 1987, I was enrolled in the Advanced Teacher Training Course co-sponsored by Shanghai Jiaotong University and the British Council, where I developed a strong interest in applied linguistics. In 1996, when I participated as a visiting scholar in the RAPIDO Project at the University of Plymouth, I began to take more interest in the application of technologies in the teaching of a foreign language. The use of computers, mobile phones, the Internet, and related technologies in learning a foreign language is a very fascinating and promising area of research. With rapid development of modern technologies, I anticipate that there will be many more helpful means that can be used to assist language learning.
Presently, I participate in a research project on Automated Essay Scoring (AES) supported by the National Social Science Fund of China. We are focusing on one AES system in China, studying how reliable are the scores that the system assigns, and especially how helpful is the instructional feedback the system provides to the students.
How Technology Assists College Writing Instruction–Computer Assisted Writing in the University of Minnesota. Contemporary Foreign Languages Studies. 387 (2013.3): 41-46.
The Effect of Peer Review Training for Online Writing. Shanghai: Contemporary Foreign Languages Studies. 2011.3: 32-36.
Semantic Naturalness of English Syntactic Constructions from a Cognitive Perspective. Yunnan: Master. 2010.04: 200-201.
How Do Mainland Chinese Learners of English Use Compensatory Strategies to Aid Communication: A Qualitative Analysis in Three Communicative Environments. Korea: The Journal of Asia TEFLT. (The Asian Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language) Vol. 6, No. 1, 2009. 85-116.
A Study of the Influence of Semantically-Relatedness of Word-Sets on L2 Vocabulary Acquisition. Shanghai: Foreign Language Learning Theory and Practice. 2009/4: 18-23.
Analysis of Semantic Naturalness and Comparability of English Syntactic Constructions. Hubei: Journal of Hubei University of Economics, Humanities Sciences. 2009.6 (Vol. 23 No. 6): 126-127.
Temporary Fossilization in the Learning of a Foreign Language. Research on Education of Shanghai University of Engineering Science. 2005
How to Improve Chinese Students’ Motivation in Learning English. Research on Education of Shanghai University of Engineering Science. 2004
Comparison of Top-down and Bottom-up Approaches in Teaching English and Their Applications. Beijing: Teaching English in China. 2001/1 (Vol. 24 No. 1)
Temporary Fossilization in Learning English and Cultivation of Learners’ Sense of Achievement. Beijing: College English Teaching and Research. 2001.09, No. 31.