Yu Li

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Position Title
Lecturer of Chinese

318 Sproul
Bio

EDUCATION AND DEGREE(S)

  • Ph.D. in Second Language Acquisition, University of Iowa, Iowa City
  • M.A. in Course Design and Teaching Theories, Beijing Language and Culture University, Beijing
  • B.A. in Teaching Chinese as a Second Language, Beijing Language and Culture University, Beijing

RESEARCH INTEREST(S)

  • Chinese as a second language vocabulary and reading acquisition
  • Chinese colloquial idioms
  • Second langage development
  • Intercultural communication
  • Study abroad

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

JOURNAL ARTICLES

  • Li, Y. (2015). Task-Based Language Teaching of Chinese as a Second Language. Teaching Chinese in International Contexts, 7, 7-24.

BOOK CHAPTERS

  • Li, Y. (2010). A Study on Strategy Use on Incidental Vocabulary Acquisition of Advanced Heritage and Non-Heritage Chinese Learners. In W. Zhang & H. Xing (Eds.). Chinese Testing, Acquisition and Cognitive Exploration. Paper presented at the First Postgraduate Symposium on Language Testing and Acquisition, Beijing, China: Beijing Language and Culture University Press.

BOOK REVIEWS

  • Li, Y., & Shen, H. (2015). Review of the book 500 Common Chinese Proverbs and Colloquial Expressions: An Annotated Frequency Dictionary, by L. Jiao & B. Stone. The Modern Language Journal, 99(3), 618-619.
  • Li, Y. (2015). Review of the book Task-Based Language Learning - Insights from and for L2 Writing, edited by H. Byrnes & R. M. Manchón. Writing and Pedagogy, 8(1), 237-242.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • Department of Asian and Slavic Language and Literature, University of Iowa, 2011-2016
  • College of Chinese Language Studies, Beijing Language and Culture University, 2008-2009
  • College of Applied Arts and Science, Beijing Union University, 2008-2009