Center For Language Education

Dr. Zhuo Li obtained her Ph.D. in ESOL/ Bilingual Education at the University of Florida, USA, Master of Education in English Education at Georgia Southern University, USA, and Bachelor of Arts in English Language at Sichuan International Studies University, China. Dr. Li joined SUSTC in 2013. She worked as the head of English Program before the establishment of Center for Language Education (CLE). Currently, she focuses on teaching EAP and public speaking. Dr. Li had prior experience of teaching academic writing in English at Harbin Institute of Technology Shenzhen Graduate School and integrated English in Shenzhen Polytechnic.

Personal Profile

Research

Dr. Zhuo Li's research interests include cross-cultural communication, multiliterate approaches to language learning, and applying educational technology to second language acquisition and foreign language learning with a focus on English language learning through computer games.


Teaching

Compulsory course: EAP (English for Academic Purposes)

Elective course: Fundamentals of Public Speaking

Courses taught before:

【SUSTech, China】

College English Reading & Writing I、II、III

TOEFL Preparation (Elective)

EAP III

【Harbin Institute of Technology Shenzhen Graduate School,China】

Academic English for Master Students

Academic English for Doctoral Students

【Shenzhen Polytechnic,China】

College English

College English Test Band 4 Preparation

New International Business English

【University of Florida,USA. (Taught the courses independently as a TA】

ESOL Strategies for the Content Area Teacher (Online course for graduate students)

ESOL Foundations: Language and Culture in Elementary Classrooms(Compulsory course for undergraduate Education majors)


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Dr. Zhuo Li has been working on ESL/EFL education both in the U.S. and in China. She has published four book chapters in the field of language education and e-tech, and one journal article in the U.S. One book has been published in Europe. 22 conference papers have been accpted and presented worldwide.

【Publications】

Buraphadeja, V. & Li, Z. (2018). Using online peer assessment in a programming course. In Lertpaitoonpan, W. (Ed.), Proceedings of Research, Digital Strategies for Higher Education: Enhancing Teaching, Learning and Assessment: 13th ThailandPOD Annual Meeting (pp. 64-71). Bangkok, Thailand

•Li, Z., & Chiu, C.-C. (2017). Doctoral students’ attitudes and beliefs towards blended learning in an English as a foreign language (EFL) writing course. In K. Bailey, R. Damerow., & M. Carrier (Eds.). Digital language learning and teaching: Research, theory and practice. Routledge.

•Jong, E. d., Li, Z., Wu, C.-h., & Zafar, A. (2016). Language policy in multilingual contexts: Revisiting Ruiz’s “language-as-resource” orientation. Bilingual Research Journal. 39 (3-4), 200-212. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15235882.2016.1224988

•Li, Z., Chiu, C.-C., & Coady, M. (2014). The transformative power of gaming literacy: What can we learn from adolescent English language learners’ literacy engagement in World of Warcraft (WoW)? In H.R. Gerber, S. S. Abrams, & M. Burgess (Eds.). Bridging literacies in videogames (pp. 129-152). Rotterdam, the Netherlands: Sense Publishers.

• Li, Z., Liu, F., & Boyer, J. (2008). Amusing minds for joyful learning through e-gaming. In R. d. C. V. Marriott & P. L. Torres (Eds.), Handbook of research on e-learning methodologies for language acquisition. Hershey, Pennsylvania: IGI Global.

【Academic Conferences】

•Chiu, C.-C., Du. J., Li. Z., Liu. Q., & Hsie, I.H. (2018). Studies on English as a foreign language (EFL) learner's literacy experiences and perceptions. Paper accepted at the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), Houston, Texas.

•Li. Z., Hu, Y.X. & Liu, L.S. (2018) When public speaking encountered MOOCs and flipped classroom model. Paper accepted at the 16th Asia TEFL International Conference, Macao, China.

•Li, Z., Liu, L.S., & Hu, Y. X. (2017). An Exploration of Teaching English Public Speaking in College Using Flipped Classroom Model and MOOCs. Paper presented at the 8th International Conference on English Language Teaching (ELT) in China, Xi’an, China.

Buraphadeja, V. & Li, Z. (2015). Using online assessment in programming course in Thailand. Paper accepted at the Third Asian Conference on Society, Education & Technology , Kobe, Japan.

•Du, J., Chiu, C., & Li, Z. (2015). Cross-cultural communication between graduate students and faculties: An examination of email request behaviors in English. Paper accepted at the 13th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education, Honolulu, Hawaii.

•Li, Z., & Chiu, C.-C. (2014). Doctoral students’ attitudes and beliefs towards blended learning in an English as a foreign language (EFL) writing course. Paper presented at the World Educational Research Association (WERA) Focal Meeting , Edinburgh, Scotland.

•Buraphadeja, V. & Li, Z., (2013). Blended learning in business computer education: A report from Thailand. Poster accepted for presentation at the 2013 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting , San Francisco, California.

•Li, Z., & Chiu, C.-C. (2012). Behind the screens: English language learners’ out-of-school literacy engagement in World of Warcraft (WoW). Paper presented at the 2012 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting , Vancouver, Canada.

•Li, Z., & Chiu, C.-C (2011). Adolescent ESL students' second language literacy engagement in World of Warcraft (WoW). Paper presented at the 2011 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

•Li, Z. (2011). To reach ESL students' world in World of Warcraft (WoW). Paper presented at the 2011 Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Convention, New Orleans, LA.

•Li, Z. (2010). Adolescent ESL students' world in World of Warcraft (WoW). Paper accepted at the Southeast TESOL Regional Conference, Miami, FL.

•Chiu, C.-C., & Li, Z. (2010). I found your mistakes! A case study of implementing peer editing in an ESL class. Paper presented at the American Association for Applied Linguistics 2010 Conference, Atlanta, GA.

•Li, Z., & Buraphadeja, V. (2009). An English language learner's linguistic and cultural experience in video gaming through a social constructionist inquiry. Paper presented at the 2009 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA.

•Jong, E. d., Li, Z., Wu, C.-H., & Zafar, A. (2009). Exploring the "language as resource" orientation: International perspectives. Featured speaker session invited to the 2009 Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Convention, Denver, CO.

•Hsieh, I. H., & Li, Z. (2009). In between the real world and the digital world. Paper presented at the 2009 Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Convention, Denver, CO.

•Wu, C.-H., DeVore, K., & Li, Z. (2008). READ 180 and Orchard: Strengths and limitations. Paper presented at the Sunshine State TESOL of Florida 31st Annual Conference, Daytona Beach, FL.

•Li, Z. (2008). A case study: An ELL's linguistic and cross-cultural experience in e-gaming. Paper presented at the Sunshine State TESOL of Florida 31st Annual Conference, Daytona Beach, FL.

•Jong, E. d., Wu, C.-H., Li, Z., & Zafar, A. (2008). Promoting multilingualism: An international perspective. Paper presented at the 37th Annual Conference of National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE) Conference, Tampa, FL.

•Hsieh, I. H., Chiu, C.-C., & Li, Z. (2008). Identities, responses, and reflections in language teaching and learning. Paper presented at the 9th International Conference - Association for Language Awareness 2008(, Hong Kong, China.

•Li, Z. (2007). Migrant children's faces and voices in picture books. Paper presented at the 30th Annual Sunshine State TESOL Conference, West Palm Beach, FL.

•Li, Z. (2007). Teachers' two tongues in two Chinese classes. Paper presented at the 5th International Conference on ELT in China & the 1st Congress of Chinese Applied Linguistics, Beijing, China.

•Coady, M., Li, Z., Wu, C.-H., & Shen, T. (2006). Libros de familia: A home literacy initiative with migrant farm working families. Paper presented at the UF College of Education Centennial Conference: "Closing the Achievement Gap through Partnerships", St. Petersburg, FL.

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