Presentation

Invited Talks and workshop

2018       “Chinese as a heritage language research and teaching.” Invited talk at Jinan University, Guangzhou, China, July 19, 2018

2018       “Emotional and Social Factors of Heritage Language Speakers.” Invited talk at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, sponsored by the Immigrant Health and Cancer Disparities Center, New York, New York. Organizer: Lisa Diamond, Sloan Kettering, Jun 13, 2018

2018       “Technology-enhanced Second Language Learning and Research: Affordances, collaborations, and outcomes”, invited talk at the University of Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama, April 18, 2018.

2018       “I Feel Therefore I am: Stance and Identity in Heritage Language Writing.” Talk in the invited colloquium, “Globalization and Second Language Pragmatics: Implications for Research and Teaching” American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL) 2018, Chicago, Illinois. Organizer: Naoko Taguchi, Carnegie Mellon University, March 24, 2018

2017       “Epistemic Stance and Identity Positioning of Chinese Heritage Language Learners.” Invited talk by the Chinese Studies Research Group (San Francisco Bay Area), University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA March 4, 2017

2017      “Using Facebook Group to Facilitate Language Production and Interaction.” Language Flagship Technology Innovation Center Symposium, San Francisco, March 9-10, 2017

2017      “Heritage Language Education and Research.” Invited colloquium at “International Forum of Chinese Language Teachers”(“国际汉语教师微信群”学术公众号), Jan. 2017

2016      “edTPA and Teaching Chinese in Secondary Schools.” CLTAC 2016 Fall Workshop Program, San Francisco State University, October 22

2016      “SLA Empirical Research and L2 Classroom Practice.” Part of the Round Table Forum “Reflections on Empirical Studies in Teaching Chinese as a Second Language.” (invited expert), 2016 CLTA Second International Symposium on Chinese Teaching and Learning, April 1-3, 2016, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

2016      “Identity, Anxiety, and Online Writing – Heritage Language Research at the Crossroads of Linguistics and SLA”, invited talk at Asian Languages & Literature Colloquium, University of Washington, Seattle. Feb. 16, 2016

2015      “Differentiated Instruction, Technology, and Classroom-based Research.” Invited pedagogy-training workshop for teachers and language coordinators of Project GO (Global Officers), Funded by Defense Language and National Security Education Office, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, May 21-13,

2014      “L2 Online Writing by Learners of Chinese: Task Complexity and Individual Differences.” Invited colloquium (organizer and speaker), 33rd Second Language Research Forum, Columbia, South Carolina, Oct. 23-25,

2014      “Anxieties in Chinese Language Learning.” Invited collaboration to St. Olaf College, North Field, Minnesota, Sept. 26-28,

2014      “SMART Technologies in Chinese Language Classrooms.” Invited talk at Middlebury College (Summer Chinese School), Middlebury, Vermont, July.

2013      “Individual Differences in Heritage Language Acquisition.” Invited talk at the College of International Education, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, China. Dec.

2013      “Use of Social Networks in Second/heritage Language Teaching and Research.” Invited talk at Wuhan Institute of Technology, Wuhan, China, Dec.

2013      “Research of Individual Differences in Second Language Acquisition: Study designs, methods, and tools.”  Invited talk at the College of International Cultural Exchange, Central China Normal University, Dec.

2013      “Discourse Makers in Chinese Conversational Narrative.” Invited talk at the College of Language and Literature, Central China Normal University, Wuhan, China, Dec.

2013      “Exploring Heritage Language Identity and Anxiety.”  Invited talk at the College of Language and Literature, Central China Normal University, Wuhan, China, Dec.

2013      “Individual Differences and Heritage Language Writing, Linguistics Talks.” Invited talk at the Linguistics Program, University of South Carolina, Apr.

2012      “A Learner Corpus of Online Chinese Writing.” Invited presentation at the Digital Humanities Center Open House, University of South Carolina, Nov.

Conference Presentations

2017      “The Development of Epistemic Stance in Heritage Language Blogs”, 15th Conference of the International Pragmatics Association, Belfast, Northern Ireland, July 16 -21.

2017       “The Development of Epistemic Modality in Heritage Language Writing”, American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL) 2017 Conference, Portland, Oregon March 19-21.

2016      “Technology-enhanced Assessments in Learning Chinese as a Second Language.” Annual Convention of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language, CLTA Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, Nov. 18-20.

2016       “Learning Strategies and Cognitive Complexity in Chinese Online Writing Tasks.” American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL) 2016 Conference, Orlando, Florida, April 9-12.

2016       “Individual Differences and Complexity of Chinese Online Writing Tasks.” 2016 CLTA Second International Symposium on Chinese Teaching and Learning, University of Maryland, College Park, MD. April 1-3.

2015       “Individual Differences and Learning with Technology-enhanced Activities.” Annual Convention of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language, CLTA Annual Meeting, San Diego, California, Nov. 20-22.

2015       “Individual Differences, Writing Engagement, and Task Complexity in Chinese Online Writing Tasks.” The Sixth International Conference on Task-Based Language Teaching (TBLT 2015), Leuven, Belgium, Sept. 16-18.

2014       “Technology Enhanced Writing Activities: Design, Practice, & Assessment.” Annual Convention of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language, San Antonio, Texas, Nov. 21-23.

2014       “Information Retrieval by L2 Writers: Factors Affecting Computer-assisted Second Language Writing Performance.” American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL), Portland, Oregon, Mar. 22-25.

2014       “Social Networks and Research in Accelerated Writing Instruction.” Southeast Conference of Association of Asian Studies, Duke University, Durham, NC, Jan. 17-19.

2013       “Incorporating Mobile Technology and Social Networks in Chinese Writing Instruction.” CLTA Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, Nov. 21-24.

2013       “Anxiety, Identity, and Writing Activity in Chinese Heritage Language Classroom.” 32nd Second Language Research Forum, Provo, Utah, October 30-Nov. 2.

2012       “Written Learner Corpora - Construction, Analysis, and Pedagogical Application.” CLTA Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, Nov. 15-18.

2012       “Empowering Students’ Interactivity and Proficiency Through Technology-Enhanced Activities.” Annual Convention of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language, Philadelphia, PA, Nov.15-18.

2012       “Developing a Learner Corpus of Online Writing - at the Crossroads of Language Teaching and Linguistics Research.” The Third Annual Chinese Language Education Forum (CLEF), San Francisco, California, Nov. 10-11.

2012       “A Chinese Heritage Learner Corpus of Online Writing.” The Sixth Heritage Language Research Institute, UCLA

2012       “Discourse Markers in Chinese Conversational Narrative.” The 24th North American Conference of Chinese Linguistics, San Francisco, June.

2012       “Developing a Learner Corpus of Online Writing: at the Crossroads of Language Teaching and Linguistics Research.” Chinese Language Teachers Association of California, Spring Conference, San Francisco

2011       “Extensive Online Writing in Chinese Heritage Language Classes - Pedagogical Application and Learner Corpus Research.” Chinese Language Teachers Association of California, Fall Conference, San Francisco, October

2010       “Enhancing Chinese Writing Skill through Blogging: Empirical Research and Application.” Chinese Language Teachers Association Annual Conference, Boston, Nov.

2010       “Teaching Pragmatic Strategies with Film Clips.” Clipping the Curriculum: Integrating Clips into the Foreign Language Classroom, UC Berkeley, June.

2010       “Chinese Heritage Language Writing Anxiety: Research, Application and Impact.” The Fifth UC Language Consortium Conference on Theoretical & Pedagogical Perspectives (in Partnership with the East Coast Language Consortium), UC San Diego, April.

2010       “Diversity and Difference: Identity Issues of Chinese Heritage Language Learners from Dialect Backgrounds.” First International Conference on Heritage/Community Languages, UCLA, Feb.

2009       “Development of Chinese Discourse Markers: Diachronic Analysis and Cognitive Account.” 21st North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics, Rhode Island, June.

2008       “Chinese Heritage Language Writing Anxiety: Empirical Research and Pedagogical Implication.” Chinese Language Teachers Association Annual Conference, Orlando, Nov.

2005       “Decision-Making in Grammar Teaching - Understanding Learners’ Needs.” The 5th International Conference on Language Teacher Education, Minneapolis, May.

2005       “Pragmatic-focused Approach and Material Development – The Teacher’s Perspective.” Chinese Summer Institute – Pragmatics in CFL Classroom, Honolulu, July.

2002       “A Cognitive Analysis of Comparability of Antonymous Monosyllabic Adjectives.” The Seventh International Symposium on Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language, Shanghai, Oct.