Weiming Liu

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I am an assistant professor at the School of Applied Language and Intercultural Studies in Dublin City University. My research interests include foreign language teaching and learning and language teacher education. I am particularly interested in pedagogy and assessment in the context of teaching Chinese as a foreign language.

I welcome applications from prospective PhD students interested in the areas of foreign language teaching and learning, especially concerning Chinese, English and Russian. I am also interested in working with students on research that focuses on language teacher education and continuing professional development for language teachers.

Book Chapter

Year Publication
2022 Liu, W. (2022) 'The Impact of Loop Quizzes on Students’ Learning of Chinese in an Irish University in the Time of Covid-19' In: Teaching Chinese as an International Language in the Time of COVID: Opportunities, Innovations and D. London : Sinolingua London Ltd.
2018 Liu, W. (2018) 'Monitoring students’ comprehension of sentence structures in a Chinese classroom' In: Teaching and Learning Chinese in Global Contexts: from Language Policy to Classroom Practice. London : Sinolingua.
2017 Devitt, A.;Liu, W. (2017) 'Bootstrapping learning in a Chinese beginners’ classroom' In: Teaching and Learning Chinese in Higher Education: Theoretical and Practical Issues. [Link] [DOI]
2016 Devitt, A.;Liu, W. (2016) 'The creation of an active learning context for a chinese class' In: Conflict and Communication: A Changing Asia in a Globalizing World - Language and Cultural Perspectives. [Link]
2016 Liu, W. (2016) 'Assessing students’ learning progress through their in-class writing compositions' In: Acquisition, Assessment and Application: Theory and Practice of Teaching Chinese in Higher Education: Applied Chinese Language Studies VI. London : Sinolingua London Ltd.
2015 Liu, W. & Devitt, A. (2015) 'Applying the Zone of Proximal Development to teaching Chinese culture' In: Guo, Z. & Zheng, B(Eds.). Recent Developments of Chinese Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. London : Cypress Books Ltd.
2014 Liu, W. & Devitt, A. (2014) 'Activating empathy: Language teacher training through a Chinese course' In: Li, L. & Xing, M(Eds.). Innovation and Consolidation in Learning and Teaching Chinese. London : Cypress Books.
2013 Liu, W. & Devitt, A. (2013) 'The role of students in a power sharing context: A study of the development of a Chinese teacher’s identity' In: Developing Pedagogies for Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language in Higher Education. London : Sinolingua.
2012 Liu, W. & Devitt, A. (2012) 'The use of peer teaching in a Chinese classroom' In: Dian, H. & Ming, X(Eds.). Innovations in Teaching and Learning Chinese as a Foreign Language. London : Sinolingua.
2012 Li, L, et al (2012) 'Localisation of teaching materials and teachers to promote Chinese language and culture teaching in Irish secondary schools' In: Dian, H. & Xing, M(Eds.). Innovations in Teaching and Learning Chinese as a Foreign Language. London : Sinolingua.

Peer Reviewed Journal

Year Publication
2014 Liu, W. & Devitt, A. (2014) 'Using reciprocal peer teaching to developing learner autonomy: An action research project with a beginners’ Chinese class. Language Learning in Higher Education, Journal of the European Confederation of Language Centres in Higher Education. Berlin: De Gruyter'. 4 :489-505.
2013 Liu, W. & Devitt, A. (2013) 'Autonomous learners and transformative practitioners: The implementation of peer teaching in a language teacher training course. The International Journal of Adult, Community and Professional Learning. Champaign, IL: Common Ground Publishing'. 19 :27-36.

Conference Contribution

Year Publication
2022 Liu, W. (2022) Creativity in Chinese Language Teaching and Learning -- Research and Practice in Challenging Times T Inviting students of Chinese to be teachers: A way of developing learner agency The Open University, UK, 24/06/2022-25/06/2022.
2022 Liu, W. (2022) The Fourth International Symposium on Chinese Theoretical and Applied Linguistics (ISOCTAL4) Applying the Zone of Proximal Development to a context of teaching Chinese as a foreign language online The University of Leeds, UK, 20/06/2022-21/06/2022.
2022 Manik, A., Blin, F. & Liu, W. (2022) EUROCALL 2022: Intelligent CALL, granular systems and learner data Assessing the development of reflective skills and learner autonomy amongst Bangladeshi learners of Chinese in technology rich language learning environments University of Iceland (online), 16/08/2022-19/08/2022.
2021 Liu, W. (2021) 3rd International Symposium of the European Association of Chinese Teaching (EACT) The situation of Chinese as a foreign language in Ireland in the time of COVID, An understanding through news articles The University of Minho in Braga, Portugal, 29/10/2021-30/10/2021.
2021 Liu, W. (2021) The 18th International Conference on Teaching and Learning Chinese in Higher Education, The 2021 Ann The impact of Loop quizzes on students’ learning of Chinese in an Irish university in the time of Covid-19 Bangor University, UK, 05/07/2021-07/07/2021.
2021 Manik, A., Blin, F. & Liu, W. (2021) The 11th International Conference and Workshops on Technology and Chinese Language Teaching (TCLT11) The role of WeChat in learning Chinese as a foreign language in Bangladesh Yale University, USA, 28/05/2021-30/05/2021.
2017 Liu, W (2017) Applied Linguistics in the Era of Globalization: Opportunities, Challenges, Practices. IRAAL (The Irish Association for Applied Linguistics) Annual Conference 2017 Writing compositions: A tool for creating a socio-cultural learning context University of Limerick, Ireland, 18/11/2017-.
2017 Liu, W (2017) Teaching and Learning Chinese in Global Context: from Language Policy to Classroom Practice”, The 15th BCLTS International Conference on Teaching and Learning Chinese in Higher Education Writing compositions, A way of monitoring students’ grasp of grammatical structures University of Southampton, 28/06/2017-30/06/2017.
2017 Liu, W (2017) Being and Becoming a Teacher of Chinese as a Foreign and Second Language Today: From the Weakest to the Strongest Link, International conference: Teachers of Chinese as a foreign and second language t Tracing students’ learning process through their Writing Compositions in a Chinese classroom the University of Helsinki, Finland, 22/05/2017-23/05/2017.
2016 Liu, W (2016) “Inheritance and Innovation in International Chinese Education, The 14th BCLTS International Conference on Teaching and Learning Chinese in Higher Education Exploring the role of students’ in-class Writing Compositions in their learning Newcastle University, UK, 13/07/2016-11/04/2017.
2015 Liu, W. (2015) Past, Present and Future: The 13th BCLTS International Conference on Teaching and Learning Chinese in Higher Education An examination of students' writing compositions as formative in-class tests University of Oxford, UK, 08/07/2015-10/07/2015.
2014 Liu, W. & Devitt, A. (2014) The 12th BCLTS International Conference on Teaching & Learning Chinese Applying the Zone of Proximal Development to teaching Chinese culture Regent’s University London, UK, 09/07/2014-11/07/2014.
2013 Liu, W. & Devitt, A. (2013) The 11th BCLTS International Conference on Innovation and Consolidation in Learning and Teaching Chinese Activating empathy: Language teacher training through a Chinese course University of Nottingham, UK, 03/07/2013-05/07/2013.
2013 Liu, W. & Devitt, A. (2013) Conflict and Communication: a Changing Asia in a Globalizing World (The 5th Annual Conference of the Asian Studies Ireland Association) Encouraging student participation: A study of the implementation of coteaching in a Chinese course Dublin City University, Ireland, 15/11/2013-16/11/2013.
2012 Liu, W. & Devitt, A. (2012) The 10th BCLTS International Symposium on Learning Chinese as a Foreign Language in Higher Education The role of the native speaking student-teachers in a collaborative peer teaching context University of Central Lancashire, UK, 11/07/2012-13/07/2012.
2011 Liu, W. (2011) Tradition, Transformation and Creation: A Knowledge Sharing Forum for Educational Research The Creation of a Transformative Learning Context: The Use of Peer Teaching within the ML Chinese Course at the School of Education in Trinity College Dublin The School of Education, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, 18/06/2011-18/06/2011.
2011 Liu, W. & Devitt, A. (2011) 1st Interdisciplinary Linguistics Conference Peer Teaching and Teaching Chinese Queen's University Belfast, 14/10/2011-15/10/2011.
2010 Devitt, A., Girvan, C., Liu, W. & McLoughlin, H. (2010) EUROCALL Conference 2010 (European Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning) Vocabulary Development in a Virtual World: the Role of Virtual Realia Bordeaux, France, 08/09/2010-11/09/2010.
2009 Liu, W. (2009) China: Back to the Centre? (Second Annual Conference of the Association for Chinese Studies in Ireland) A Report on the Use of Chinese Language Portfolio The School of Languages, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland, 07/02/2009-07/02/2009.
2007 Liu, W. (2007) Rising China in the Age of Globalisation: The Inaugural International Conference of the UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland. UCD Chinese Buddhists in Globalised Ireland University College Dublin, Ireland, 16/08/2007-18/08/2007.
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Professional Associations

Association Function From / To
The British Chinese Language Teaching Society (2013 to present) -

Languages

Language Reading Writing Speaking
Russian Fluent Fluent Functional
English Fluent Fluent Fluent
Mandarin Chinese Fluent Fluent Fluent

Research Interests

My research interests mainly include:

  • Foreign language teaching and learning;
  • Teaching Chinese as a foreign language; 
  • Language teacher education;
  • Continuing professional development for language teachers

Current Postgraduate Students

Student Name Degree Supervision
Manik ,Aishowarza PhD Supervisor

Modules Coordinated

Term Title Subject
2022 Chinese Language 1 (Beginners) ZH107
2022 Chinese Language 3 ZH292
2022 Chinese Language and Contemporary Society ZH379