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Gao, Xiaoping Dr

Senior Lecturer

  • Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts
  • School of Humanities and Social Inquiry

Overview


My research expertise spans across applied linguistics, particularly second language acquisition, technology-enhanced teaching and learning, Chinese linguistics and pedagogic grammar, cross-cultural studies, and teacher education.

I have worked in the area of Chinese as a second language education for twenty years in China, New Zealand, and now Australia. I have received three national and university teaching awards since my appointment at UOW in 2012. 

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
    Master of Philosophy Buying Skins: Cultural intermediaries, value, and the localisation of Australian digital games in China Keogh, James
    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
    Master of Philosophy Buying Skins: Cultural intermediaries, value, and the localisation of Australian digital games in China Keogh, James
    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