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Gao, Xiaoping Dr

Senior Lecturer

  • Discipline Leader, Languages and Linguistics - School of Humanities and Social Inquiry, Faculty of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities

Overview


My research expertise spans across applied linguistics and intercultural studies, particularly second language acquisition, language pedagogy, technology-enhanced teaching and learning, Chinese linguistics and pedagogical grammar, intercultural communication, and teacher education.

I have taught Chinese as a second language and translation courses at universities in China, New Zealand, and now Australia. Since my appointment at UOW in 2012, I have received three national and university teaching awards. 

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • Research interests/Areas of expertise

    • Second Language Acquisition
    • Technology Enhanced Language Learning (TELL)
    • Cognitive, psycholinguistic, sociolinguistic and pragmatic perspectives on second language acquisition
    • Chinese as a second/foreign language pedagogy
    • Chinese language teacher education and training
    • Chinese language and cross-cultural studies

    Current research projects

    • Computer-mediated corrective feedback
    • The effects of study abroad and individual factors on the acquisition of Chinese as a second/foreign language
    • Transmission of Chinese culture in Oceania
    • Teacher Education

Selected Publications


Potential Supervision Topics


    • Second Language Acquisition
    • Technology Enhanced Language Learning (TELL)
    • Cognitive, psycholinguistic, sociolinguistic, and pragmatic  perspectives on second language acquisition
    • Chinese as a second/foreign language pedagogy
    • Chinese language teacher education and training
    • Chinese language and cross-cultural studies

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Factors influencing the development of Pragmatic Competence of Chinese Learners of English Language Wang, Qiong

Reviewer Of


Teaching Overview


  • I have over 20 years’ experience in teaching and coordinating Chinese language and content subjects at universities in China, New Zealand and now Australia. My research expertise spans across second language teaching and learning, technology-enhanced teaching and learning, Chinese linguistics and pedagogical grammar, cross-cultural studies, and teacher education. My teaching is enriched by the incorporation of innovative pedagogy, practice-driven research, and my ongoing passion for student engagement. I have developed a teaching model that combines innovative teaching approaches and technology with a communicative environment that fosters cultural competency to maximise learning outcomes for students with diverse learning needs. My contributions to teaching and learning have been recognised by national and university awards.

Full Name


  • Xiaoping (Sherri) Gao

Mailing Address


  • Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts

    Wollongong

    2522

    Australia

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • Research interests/Areas of expertise

    • Second Language Acquisition
    • Technology Enhanced Language Learning (TELL)
    • Cognitive, psycholinguistic, sociolinguistic and pragmatic perspectives on second language acquisition
    • Chinese as a second/foreign language pedagogy
    • Chinese language teacher education and training
    • Chinese language and cross-cultural studies

    Current research projects

    • Computer-mediated corrective feedback
    • The effects of study abroad and individual factors on the acquisition of Chinese as a second/foreign language
    • Transmission of Chinese culture in Oceania
    • Teacher Education

Selected Publications


Potential Supervision Topics


    • Second Language Acquisition
    • Technology Enhanced Language Learning (TELL)
    • Cognitive, psycholinguistic, sociolinguistic, and pragmatic  perspectives on second language acquisition
    • Chinese as a second/foreign language pedagogy
    • Chinese language teacher education and training
    • Chinese language and cross-cultural studies

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Factors influencing the development of Pragmatic Competence of Chinese Learners of English Language Wang, Qiong

Reviewer Of


Teaching Overview


  • I have over 20 years’ experience in teaching and coordinating Chinese language and content subjects at universities in China, New Zealand and now Australia. My research expertise spans across second language teaching and learning, technology-enhanced teaching and learning, Chinese linguistics and pedagogical grammar, cross-cultural studies, and teacher education. My teaching is enriched by the incorporation of innovative pedagogy, practice-driven research, and my ongoing passion for student engagement. I have developed a teaching model that combines innovative teaching approaches and technology with a communicative environment that fosters cultural competency to maximise learning outcomes for students with diverse learning needs. My contributions to teaching and learning have been recognised by national and university awards.

Full Name


  • Xiaoping (Sherri) Gao

Mailing Address


  • Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts

    Wollongong

    2522

    Australia

Research Areas