Associate Professor Lawrence Zhang
Lawrence Zhang

Associate Professor Lawrence Zhang
School of Curriculum and Pedagogy
Associate Dean International Strategic Engagement, Faculty of Education

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email lj.zhang@auckland.ac.nz
website www.education.auckland.ac.nz/uoa/lawrence-zhang

 

Qualifications

PhD, MA (Hon), PGDipELT (Distinction), BA


Biography

As an applied linguist, Dr Lawrence Jun Zhang is Associate Professor of Language and Literacy Education/Applied Linguistics & TESOL in the School of Curriculum and Pedagogy and Associate Dean International Strategic Engagement for the Faculty of Education. His research programme spans cognitive, linguistic, sociocultural and developmental factors in reading/ biliteracy development, critical reading awareness in language education, metacognition, self-regulated learning (SRL) and reading development in L1 and L2 contexts, bilingual/biliteracy acquisition and bilingual/biliteracy education in primary and secondary schools, and learning and teaching English as a second/foreign language at university settings, the effects of self-regulated reading - and writing - strategies instruction on bilingual/biliteracy development, and teacher identity and cognition in language teacher education.

Dr Zhang was a Post-Doctoral Visiting Fellow at the University of Oxford Department of Education. He was the sole recipient of the TESOL Award for Distinguished Research 2010-2011 awarded by the TESOL International Association, USA, for his paper published in an SSCI-indexed journal of the field, TESOL Quarterly, 44(2), “A dynamic metacognitive systems perspective on Chinese university EFL readers”. As one of the leading scholars in the field of TESOL, he has served the profession as an editorial board member for several international journals, including, TESOL Quarterly (SSCI), System (SSCI), Applied Linguistics Review, Metacognition and Learning (SSCI) and RELC Journal. He has also been a frequently invited manuscript reviewer for leading journals in the field, Applied Linguistcs (SSCI), Reading Research Quarterly (SSCI), Language Learning (SSCI), Language Teaching (SSCI), Foreign Language Annals (SSCI), System (SSCI), English for Specific Purposes (SSCI), Instructional Science (SSCI), Research Papers in Education (SSCI), Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal (SSCI), Asia Pacific Education Researcher (SSCI), Language Teaching Research (SSCI), European Journal of Psychology of Education (SSCI), International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (SSCI), Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, Journal of Teacher Education (SSCI), Language Awareness (SSCI)Review of Educational Research (SSCI) and Educational Psychology: An International Journal of Experimental Educational Psychology (SSCI), among others. He was Principal Investigator of a Singapore MOE-funded research project (200K NZD equivalent) and Co-PI of two other MOE-funded projects (390K NZD).

Areas of Expertise

  • Second language acquisition (SLA) and learning / TESOL
  • Bilingual-biliteracy acquisition/learning
  • Cognitive manipulation on the quality of L2/EFL writers' composition
  • Codeswitched texts for English-as-a-foreign-language (EFL) vocabulary learning and reading comprehension
  • Self-regulated learning (SRL) and metacognition in language learning (learning strategy-based instruction in second/foreign language learning and teaching)
  • Vocabulary, reading, and writing development in children and adult learners
  • Pedagogical grammar and grammar pedagogy
  • Second and foreign language teaching and learning
  • Language teacher professional development
  • Teacher identity, cognition and change
     

Postgraduate supervision

Supervision of Doctoral Research Theses

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Current at UoA, Main Supervisor

  • A ‘Writing + Relevant Input + Revision” Approach and Interlanguage Development, Co-supervisor Dr Rosemary Erlam, Faculty of Arts
  • Incidental EFL Vocabulary Learning through Codeswitched Reading Tasks, co-supervisor Professor Judy Parr
  • Social-cognitive and Social-cultural Perspectives on Self-regulation: A Study of Chinese EFL Writers’ Self-regulatory Efficacy, Self-Regulated Learning Strategies and Motivation, co-supervisor Associate Professor Martin East
  • Exploring Critical Literacy in Indonesian EFL Students: Dialogic Feedback for Developing Arguments in Response to Environmental Texts, co-supervisor Dr Sue Gray
  • Veridicality, Reactivity, and Usability of Metacognitive Verbal Reports in Second Language Learning: A Study of University EFL Writers, co-supervisor Professor Judy Parr
  • Teacher Cognition and Practice: A Study of Chinese University EFL Teachers’ Beliefs, Perceptions, and Practice in Grammar Teaching, co-supervisor Dr Constanza Tolosa
  • A Study of Chinese-as-a-Second-Language (CSL) Learners’ Speech Competence and Performance in Classroom Contexts: Cognitive, Affective, and Socio-Cultural Perspectives, co-supervisor Dr Sue Gray
  • A Study of Code-switching amongst Technical Subject Lecturers in Malaysian Tertiary Institutions, co-supervisor Dr Mei Lai
  • Teacher Identity in Foreign Language Teaching: Professional Development for TESOL Teachers in China, co-supervisor Dr Margaret Kitchen
  • An Appraisal Theory Perspective on the Effectiveness of English Language Learning and Teaching in China, co-supervisor Professor Stephen May
  • Teachers’ Cultural Awareness and Its Influence on Student-Centred Classrooms: A Study of Chinese-as-a-Second-Language (CSL) Teachers in New Zealand, co-supervisor, Dr Helen Dixon
  • A Dynamic Systems Perspective on the Development of Second Language Writing: A Longitudinal Multiple-case Study of Chinese University EFL Students, co-supervisor Dr Rebecca Jesson
  • Knowing, Teaching and Being: A Holistic Investigation into Chinese EFL Teachers' Belief Systems, Practices and Identities, co-supervisor, Professor Stuart McNaughton

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Current at UoA, Co-Supervisor

  • College English Textbooks in China: A Corpus Linguistics Approach to Their Ideological Underpinnings, Pedagogical Principles, Linguistic Features and Teacher Attitudes, Main supervisor Professor Stephen May
  • Metacognition and Motivation in L2 academic English Learning: A Longitudinal Study of Chinese Medical Students, Main Supervisor Professor Stephen May
  • Exploring the Correlation between Creative Development and Second Language Acquisition (SLA) through an Arts-based Curriculum, Main Supervisor Dr Tan Bee Tin, Faculty of Arts

PhD Past (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore) (Sole Supervisor)

MA Current at UoA (MA-in-Education-by-Research 120-point Thesis), Sole Supervisor until Dec 2012

  • Researching Learner Anxiety in Foreign Language Learning: Expanding the Theoretical Bases

MA Past (Applied Linguistics), (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore) (Sole Supervisor)

  • The Impact of Metacognitive Scaffolding and Monitoring on Reading Comprehension Tasks, 2012
  • Analyzing the Effectiveness of Multimodal Courseware Design from the Perspective of Cognitive Load Theory, 2012
  • An Investigation of Authority Construction through the Use of Reporting Clauses in Discussion Sections of Chinese Students’ MA Dissertations in Singapore and China, 2012
  • Effects of Metacognitive Strategic Reading Instruction on Primary School Pupils’ Reading Improvement, 2008
  • An Evaluation of the Effectiveness of the Online Writing Assessment System in ETAS, 2007
  • Functional-Lexical Code-Paired Norms of Mandarin-English Bilinguals, 2006
  • Strategies in Reading Comprehension: Case Studies of Good and Poor Upper Primary School Readers, 2006
  • Student Perspectives on Reticence in the ESL/EFL Classrooms: Comparing High and Low Proficiency PRC Tertiary Students, 2005
     

Teaching


Distinctions/Honours

  • Winner of the Best Paper Award for International Participation at TESOL Convention 2014 (co-authored with Lin Teng) “Developing Self-Regulated L2 Writers: Self-efficacy, SRL Strategies and L2 Proficiency”, The 48th Annual International TESOL Convention and Exhibition, Portland, Oregon, USA 26-29 March, 2014.
  • Invited Plenary Keynote Address: “A Dynamic Metacognitive Systems Perspective on Developing Academic Writing Skills: Writing across the Genre and the Curriculum, The 61st International TEFLIN Conference, Solo, Java, Indonesia, 7-9 October, 2014.
  • Invited Plenary Keynote Address: “A Biliteracy Agenda in Academic Genre Studies: What Opportunities Are We Awaiting?” The 9th Symposium on EFL Writing Teaching and Research in China, The Northwest University for Nationalities (NWUN), Lanzhou, China, on September 19-21, 2014 (other  plenary speakers being Professor Dwight Atkinson, Perdue University, USA; Professor Diane D. Belcher, Georgia State University, USA).
  • Invited Public Lecture: Researching NNEST Identity for a Brave New World. Invited Talk given at the Waikato Branch of the New Zealand Association of Applied Linguistics (ALANZ), 14 June, 2013, University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand.
  • Invited Seminar: Re-synergising Language Learner Research: A Dynamic Metacognitive Systems Perspective. Invited seminar delivered at the Department of Applied Language Studies and Linguistics, Faculty of Arts, 15 May 2013, University of Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Invited Public Lecture: Language Learning Strategies and Strategy-based Instruction: What Can We Do in ESOL? Invited talk presented at the 2013 TESOLANZ (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages in Aotearoa New Zealand) Annual General Meeting, 11 April, 2013, Diocesan School for Girls, Epsom, Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Honorary Professor of English Applied Linguistics, College of Foreign Languages and Literature, Taiyuan University of Technology, Taiyuan, Shanxi Province, China.
  • Invited Plenary Keynote Address: Foreign Language Teaching and Learning in Changing Times: Toward a Dynamic Metacognitive Systems Perspective. Invited Plenary Keynote Address delivered at the Annual Symposium on Reforming Foreign Language Teaching and Learning at Tertiary Institutions in Shanxi Province, 16 May 2013, Taiyuan University of Technology, Taiyuan, Shanxi Province, China.
  • Invited Plenary Keynote Address: The Interface of Genre Knowledge and Metacognition in Academic English Language Learning: College English Teaching and Learning in New Times. Invited keynote Plenary Address delivered at the The 7th Conference on College English Teaching and Research, National Cheng Chi University, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China, 12-13 October, 2013.
  • Invited Featured Address: Exploring the Power of Genre and Metacognition in English Language Learning and Teaching. Invited Featured Address delivered at The 2013 CELEA Annual Conference: Characteristics of ELT in China and the Training of Foreign Language Personnel, Central China Normal University, Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. 31 October – 3 November 2013.
  • Invited Panellist Paper: Opportunities and Challenges in Implementing Strategies-based Reading Instruction for ELLs in Elementary Schools. Invited Panellist paper delivered in the NNEST-Teacher Education-EFL Intersection Session “Opportunities and Challenges of Teaching and Researching Reading” at The 47th Annual International Convention and Exhibition: Harmonizing Language, Heritage, and Culture, 20-22 March 2013, Dallas, TX, USA.
  • Invited Featured Paper: What We Can Do to Improve EFL Writers’ Text Quality: An Empirical Cognitive Perspective. Invited Featured paper delivered at The 8th International Symposium on EFL Writing Teaching and Research in China, 12-15 October, 2012, Shandong University, Jinan City, Shandong Province, China.
  • Invited Panellist Paper: Asian ELLs and the Effects of Self-regulation-oriented Strategy-based Writing Instruction on Their Writing Quality. Invited Panellist paper delivered in the NNEST Academic Session “Declaring Excellence in Learner/Learning Strategy Research and Strategy-based Instruction” at The 46th Annual TESOL International Convention and Exhibition, 28-31 March 2012, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
  • Invited Featured Spotlight Session Paper: Rethinking Metacognition in TESOL Research and Practice. Delivered at The 46th Annual TESOL International Convention and Exhibition, 28-31 March 2012, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
  • Invited Featured Plenary Paper: A “Rediscovery” of Metacognition for Enhancing EFL Students’ Self-Directed Learning in Asian Classrooms. Invited Featured Plenary paper delivered at the 50th JACET Conference, 31 Aug – 2 Sept 2011, Japan Association of College English Teachers (JACE), Kansai University, Fukuoka, Japan.
  • Recipient of the TESOL Award for Distinguished Research 2011, TESOL International Association, Alexandria, VA, USA
  • Post-Doctoral Visiting Fellow, Department of Education, University of Oxford, UK
  • Invited seminar: "Taking a Sociocultural Turn in Researching Young Learners’ Use of Language Learning Strategies" delivered at the Department of Education, University of Oxford, 2nd June, 2009.
  • Invited seminar: "Language Education in Asia: Opportunities and Challenges: Reflections on the Bilingual Education Policy in Singapore and the 'New English Standards' in China" delivered at St. Anthony’s College, University of Oxford, 3rd June 2009.
  • Invited seminar: "A Dynamic Metacognitive Systems Perspective on Foreign Language Learning" delivered at the School of Foreign Language Studies, Northwest University for Nationalities, Lanzhou City, Gansu Province, China, 28 October 2011.
  • Invited seminar: "Writing and Publishing in a Globalized World" delivered at Yangtze University, Jingzhou, China, 7 December, 2009.
  • Invited seminar: "Effects of Teachers’ Explicit Metacognitive Explanation and Scaffolding on Developing Emergent English-Chinese Bilingual Writers in Singapore Classrooms" delivered at the Research Centre into Language Education and Acquisition in Multilingual Societies, The Hong Kong Institute of Education, HKSAR, China, 19 April, 2010.
  • Invited seminar: "Debating the Recent Debates in SLA Research: Revisiting the Developments in SLA Research" delivered at The South China Agricultural University, Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province, China, 13 November, 2006.
  • Invited Visiting Professor Lecture: "Recent Developments in SLA: The Social Turn in Language Learning Strategy Research" delivered at Yanshan University, Qinhuangdao City, Hebei Province, China, 2 November, 2005.
  • Invited Visiting Professor Lecture: "Sociocultural Approaches to SLA Research: Changing Perspectives and Agendas in LLS Research" delivered at Hebei University, Baoding City, Hebei Province, China, 5 November, 2005.
  • Invited public talk: "Towards a Goal-Oriented Tradition in LLS Research: Personal Reflections on Research into Chinese EFL Learner Strategies" delivered at Chang'an University, Xi'an City, Shaanxi Province, China, 25 May, 2004.
  • Invited public talk: "Chinese EFL Professionals Thinking of Publishing Research Work in International Journals: Possibilities and Constraints" delivered at Chang'an University, Xi'an City, Shaanxi Province, China, 26 May, 2004.
  • Invited public talk: "Constructivism as a Paradigm: Why Do We Have to Teach Reading and for What Purposes?" delivered at Chang'an University, Xi'an City, Shaanxi Province, China, 27 May, 2004.
  • Invited Public Lecture: "Talking about Language Learning Strategies: Examining the Wider Implications for Teachers and Students" delivered at Xi'an International Studies University, Xi'an City, Shaanxi Province, China, 28 May, 2004.
  • Invited seminar: "Conducting Research into Chinese EFL Learner Strategies: Publlicising Pitholes and Anticipating Prospects" delivered at the Zhixing College, Northwestern Normal University, Lanzhou City, Gansu Province, China, 5 June 2004.
  • Invited Public Talk: "Constructivism and EFL Reading: Re-interpreting Language Learning and Teaching within a New Paradigm" delivered at Lanzhou University, Lanzhou City, Gansu Province, China, 7 June, 2004.
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Professional Service

Service for International Refereed Journals as an Invited Editorial/Advisory Board Member

Service for Regional Refereed Journals as an Invited Editorial/Advisory Board Member

  • STETS Language and Communication Review (Singapore Tertiary English Teachers Society, Singapore) (2004-2012)
  • Teaching English in China: The CELEA Journal (CELEA and Language Teaching & Research Press, Beijing, PRC) (2003-2009) (SCOPUS-indexed)

Service for International Refereed Journals as Invited Manuscript Reviewer/Referee

Service as an Invited Reviewer/Referee for Edited Volumes and Authored Books

Co-Editor

  • TESOL Quarterly (Brief Reports and Summaries) (TESOL International Association, USA, Wiley-Blackwell), (Dec 2012 - present) (SSCI-indexed)
  • SAAL Quarterly (Singapore Association for Applied Linguistics, Singapore), (Aug 2005 - Jan 2009)

Invited Reviewer for Professional Organisations

  • American Educational Research Association (AERA Conference) 2013, 2014
  • Invited Reviewer for the BAAL Book Prize, British Association of Applied Linguistics, 2008, 2009
  • Invited Reviewer for Proposals, TESOL International Association, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
  • Invited Reviewer for Proposals, AILA (International Association of Applied Linguistics), 2008, 2011
  • Invited Reviewer for the LangScape Conference on Teaching English Language and Literature, 2006
  • Invited Reviewer for the American Association for Applied Linguistics, 2013, 2014

Professional Association Memberships

 

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Responsibilities

Current: Service to University of Auckland, New Zealand
Member
- International Committee, University of Auckland (Feb 2012 – present)
- International Committee, Faculty of Education (Feb 2012 – Dec 2012)
- Education Committee, Faculty of Education (Feb 2012 – Dec 2012)
- Equity Committee, Faculty of Education (Feb 2012 – Dec 2012)
- Admissions Committee, Faculty of Education (Feb 2012 – Dec 2012)
- Postgraduate Committee, Faculty of Education (Feb 2012 – present)
- Research Committee, Faculty of Education (March 2012 – Dec 2012)

Previous: Service to National Institute of Education (NIE), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore
Chair/Co-Chair
- Co-Chair, NIE’s Postgraduate Programs Core Team under the TE21 Implementation Program (2011-2012)
- Chair, English Language & Literature Seminar Committee (2005-2012)
- Chair, the 13th International Conference on English Language in Southeast Asia (ESEA 2008) Organizing Committee (2007-2008)
- Chair, Committee on the Development of the Advanced Diploma in English Language Study (2005-2006)
- Chair, English Language & Literature Academic Group’s Program Coordinators Committee (2004-2006)
- Advisor, Postgraduate Diploma in English Language Teaching Program (2000-2008)

Member
- NIE’s Postgraduate Programs Core Team under the TE21 Implementation Program (2009-2010)
- NIE’s Academic and Administrative Systems Teaching Functions Committee (2008-2009)
- Organizing Committee of the International LangScape Conference 2006: Exploring Ways of Teaching English Language & Literature (2005-2006)
- ELL Academic Group’s Faculty Search/Hire Committee (April 2011-Feb 2012)
- ELL Academic Group’s Faculty Re-appointment Committee (Oct 2010-Feb 2012)
- NIE’s Head Search Committee appointed by Dean of Faculty Affairs of NIE for the Asian Languages and Cultures Academic Group (Feb 2011-Dec 2011)
- ELL Academic Group’s Research Ethics Committee (Jan 2011-Feb 2012)

Service to Other Institutions (Doctoral Thesis External Examiner)

- The AUT University, New Zealand, 2014
- University of Sydney, Australia, 2014
- University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, 2011, 2013
- Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia, 2012
- University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia, 2012
- Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, 2012, 2013
- Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong SAR, 2011, 2013
- Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia, 2011
- University of Western Australia, Crawley, Australia, 2010

Research Projects

Externally Funded Research Projects

Research Work/Reports Completed

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Selected Recent Publications

Books

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Ben Said, B. S., & Zhang, L. J. (Eds.). (2013). Language Teachers and Teaching: Global Perspectives, Local Initiatives. London/New York: Routledge Taylor & Francis.

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Zhang, L. J., Rubdy, R., & Alsagoff, L. (Eds.). (2011). Asian Englishes: Changing Perspectives in a Globalised World. Singapore/London/New York: Pearson Education.

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Gu, Y. Q., Hu, G. W., Zhang, L. J., & Bai, R. (2011). Strategy-Based Instruction in English Language Teaching: Focusing on Reading and Writing Strategies. Beijing, China: Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press.

Articles in International Refereed Journals

Guest-Edited Journal Issue

Invited/Commissioned Reviews in Refereed Journals

Refereed Chapters in Edited Books

  • Zhang, L. J. (2013). Making a difference in bilingual education: Biliteracy learning as curricular appropriation. In M. East & S. May (Eds.), Making a Difference in Education and Social Policy. Auckland: Pearson Education.
  • Zhang, L. J., Aryadoust, V., & Zhang, D. L. (2013). Taking stock of the effects of strategies-based instruction on writing in Chinese and English in Singapore primary schools. In R. E. Silver & W. Bokhorst-Heng (Eds.), Quadrilingual Education in Singapore: Pedagogical Innovation in Language Education. Boston, MA: Springer.
  • Zhang, L. J., & Ben Said, S. (2013). Toward a global understanding of local initiatives in language teaching and teacher education: Global rules, local roles. In B. S. Said & L. J. Zhang (Eds.), Language Teachers and Teaching: Global Perspectives, Local Initiatives (pp. xix-xxx) London & New York: Routledge Taylor and Francis.
  • Ben Said, S., & Zhang, L. J. (2013). Introduction: Language teachers and teaching: What are the issues? In B. S. Said & L. J. Zhang (Eds.), Language Teachers and Teaching: Global Perspectives, Local Initiatives (pp. 1-10). London & New York: Routledge Taylor and Francis.
  • Ong, K. W. K., & Zhang, L. J. (2013). Code-switching in Singaporean classroom discourse. In R. Barnard & J. McLlaren (Eds.), Codeswitching in University English Language Classes: Case Studies and Perspectives from East Asian contexts. Bristol, England: Multilingual Matters.
  • Gao, X. A., & Zhang, L. J. (2011). Joining forces for synergy: Agency and metacognition as interrelated theoretical perspectives on learner autonomy. In G. Murray, T. Lamb, & X. Gao (Eds.), Identity, Motivation and Autonomy: Exploring Their Links (pp. 25-41). Bristol, UK: Multilingual Matters.
  • Rubdy, R., Zhang, L. J., & Alsagoff, L. (2011). The dynamics of Englishes in Asia: Description, innovation and application in a globalised world. In L. J. Zhang, R. Rubdy, & L. Alsagoff (Eds.), Asian Englishes: Changing Perspectives in a Globalised World (pp. 1-25). Singapore/London/New York: Pearson Education.
  • Zhang, L. J. (2010). Understanding and teaching reading. In Y. Wu (Ed.), Applied Linguistics: A Second Language Education Perspective (pp. 78-85). Beijing, PRC: Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press.
  • Gu, P. Y., Hu, G., & Zhang, L. J. (2009). Listening strategies of Singaporean primary school pupils. In R. Silver, C. C. M. Goh, & L. Alsagoff (Eds.), Language Learning in New English Contexts (pp. 55-74). London, UK: Continuum International Publishing.

Refereed Papers in Conference Proceedings

  • Zhang, L. J. (2011). A “rediscovery” of metacognition for enhancing EFL students’ self-directed learning in Asian classrooms. In JACET (Ed.), The Proceedings of the 50th Anniversary Commemorative Conference of the Japan Association of College English Teachers (JACET) . Fukuoka, Japan: Japan Association of College English Teachers.
  • Gong, W. G., Zhang, D. L., Zhang, L. J., Kiss, T., & Ang-Tay, M. Y. (2011). A social-psychological perspective on Singaporean schoolchildren’s strategy use in English literacy learning. In R. Radikha (Ed.), The Proceedings of the 3rd CELC International Conference on ELT: Global Perspectives, Local Initiatives: Reflections and Practices in ELT (pp. 1-20). Singapore. Singapore University Press.
  • Zhang, L. J. (2010). The ecology of communicative language teaching: Reflecting on the Singapore experience. In Jianping Chen, Yan Liu, & Sanshan Shen (Eds.), Innovating English Teaching in China: Selected Papers from the 2006 CELEA Annual Conference and the 3rd International Conference on CLT in China (pp. 32-60). Beijing: Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press.
  • Zhang, L. J., Rubdy, R., & Alsagoff, L. (2009). Introduction. In L. J. Zhang, R. Rubdy, L. Alsagoff (Eds.), Englishes and Literatures-in-English in a Globalised World: Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on English in Southeast Asia (ESEA 2008) (pp. 1-10). Singapore: National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University.

Technical Reports and Research Monographs

Papers in Professional Journals

  • Zhang, L. J. (2013). Opportunities and challenges for the NNESTs in a globalized world: Message from Past Chair. TESOL NNEST IS Newsletter. Alexandria, VA, USA: TESOL, Inc.
  • Zhang, L. J. (2012). Moving beyond the native-nonnative divide: Message from the Chair. TESOL NNEST IS Newsletter. Alexandria, VA, USA: TESOL, Inc.
  • Zhang, L. J. (2011). Students’ self-efficacy and self-regulation in English-Chinese biliteracy learning. SingTeach, 29. Singapore: National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University.
  • Zhang, L. J. (2009). Teaching critical reading to in-service EFL teachers in Singapore. TESOL Teacher Education Newsletter, 24(1), 1-10. Alexandria, VA, USA: TESOL, Inc.
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Conference presentations & invited addresses (since 2011)

Refereed Conference Papers/Presentations

Invited Plenary/Keynote/Featured/Panel Addresses

  • Zhang, L. J. (2013, October). The Interface of Genre Knowledge and Metacognition in Academic English Language Learning: College English Teaching and Learning in New Times. Invited keynote Plenary Address at the 7th Conference on College English Teaching and Research, National Cheng Chi University, Taipei, Taiwan, 19 October, 2013.
  • Zhang, L. J. (2013, October). Exploring the Power of Genre in English Language Learning and Teaching. Invited Featured Plenary Paper at the 2013 CELEA Annual Conference: Characteristics of ELT in China and the Training of Foreign Language Personnel, Central China Normal University, Wuhan, Hebei Province, China. 31 October – 3 November 2013.
  • Zhang, L. J. (2013, June). EFL Learner Development: Dynamic Metacognitive Systems Perspectives. Invited Plenary Speech at the Annual Symposium on Foreign Languages and Applied Linguistics in China, Taiyuan University of Technology, Taiyuan, Shanxi Province, China.
  • Zhang, L. J. (2013, March). Transcending the NNEST-NNEST Divide: Voices from TESOL’s NNEST IS. Invited Panellist paper delivered in “Promoting Diversity in the TESOL Family: Issues and Challenges” at the 47th Annual International Convention and Exhibition: Harmonizing Language, Heritage, and Culture, 20-22 March 2013, Dallas, TX, USA.
  • Zhang, L. J. (2013, March). Opportunities and Challenges in Implementing Strategies-based Reading Instruction for ELLs in Elementary Schools. Invited Panellist paper delivered in the NNEST-Teacher Education-EFL Intersection Session “Opportunities and Challenges of Teaching and Researching Reading” at the 47th Annual International Convention and Exhibition: Harmonizing Language, Heritage, and Culture, 20-22 March 2013, Dallas, TX, USA.
  • Zhang, L. J. (2012, October). What We Can Do to Improve EFL Writers’ Text Quality: An Empirical Cognitive Perspective. Invited Featured paper delivered at the 8th International Symposium on EFL Writing Teaching and Research in China, 12-15 October, 2012, Shandong University, Jinan City, Shandong Province, China.
  • Zhang, L. J. (2012, March). What Knowledge Base Do Teachers Need for Effective Classroom Teaching? Invited Panellist paper delivered in the Applied Linguistics and NNEST Intersection Session “Scope and Enhancement of Linguistic and methodological knowledge for teachers” at the 46th Annual TESOL International Convention and Exhibition, 28-31 March 2012, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
  • Zhang, L. J. (2012, March). Asian ELLs and the Effects of Self-regulation-oriented Strategy-based Writing Instruction on Their Writing Quality. Invited Panellist paper delivered in the NNEST Academic Session “Declaring Excellence in Learner/Learning Strategy Research and Strategy-based Instruction” at the 46th Annual TESOL International Convention and Exhibition, 28-31 March 2012, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
  • Zhang, L. J. (2012, March). Rethinking Metacognition in TESOL Research and Practice. Invited Featured Spotlight Session Paper delivered at the 46th Annual TESOL International Convention and Exhibition, 28-31 March 2012, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
  • Zhang, L. J. (2012). Situational Constraints on Research Agendas: Towards a Personal Emancipation for Academic Success. Invited presentation delivered in “The TESOL Research Fair: Issues, Perspectives and Challenges in TESOL Research” at the 46th Annual TESOL International Convention and Exhibition, 29 – 31 March, 2012, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
  • Zhang, L. J. (2012). The Effects of Strategy-based Writing Instruction on Asian ELLs’ Writing. Invited Paper delivered in the NNEST IS Academic Session, “Declaring Excellence in Language Learner/Learning Strategy Research and Strategy-based Instruction” at the 46th Annual TESOL International Convention and Exhibition, 29 – 31 March, 2012, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA (other speakers included Professor Rebecca L. Oxford, University of Maryland-College Park, Professor Anna Uhl Chamot, George Washington University, Professor Martha Nyikos, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Associate Professor Christine Goh, NIE-Nanyang Technological University, and Associate Professor Xuesong Gao, University of Hong Kong).
  • Zhang, L. J. (2012). What Knowledge Base Do Teachers Need for Effective Classroom Teaching? Invited Paper delivered in the Applied Linguistics-NNEST-ESP Intersection Session, “Scope and Enhancement of Linguistic and Methodological Knowledge for Teachers” at the 46th Annual TESOL International Convention and Exhibition, 29 – 31 March, 2012, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA (other speakers include Professor Keith Folse, University of Central Florida, USA, and Professor Noel Houek, California State Polytechnic University-Pomona, USA).
  • Zhang, L. J. (2011). From Pre-University to University: Facilitating Transitions across Genres in Student Academic Writing. Invited Paper delivered at the 2nd NTU Language & Communication Centre Roundtable on Academic Writing, 1 – 2 December 2011, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (other speakers include Professor Ken Hyland, University of Hong Kong, Professor Vijay Bathia, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Professor Judy Parr, University of Auckland, Associate Professor Antonia Chandrasegaran, NIE-Nanyang Technological University, and Associate Professor Siu Mei Wu, National University of Singapore).
  • Zhang, L. J. (2011). Biliteracy Learning as Curricular Appropriation: Effects of a Culturally-Responsive Pedagogy. Invited paper presented at the Seminar “Becoming Bilterate in Singapore: A Symposium on Sociolinguistic, Psychological and Educational Studies of Biliteracy”, 16 December 2011, Office of Education Research, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (other invited speakers include Professor keiko Koda, Carnegie Mellon University, and Professor Catherine McBride-Chang, Chinese University of Hong Kong, and Associate professor Susan Richard Liow, National University of Singapore) .
  • Zhang, L. J., & Ang-Tay, M. Y. (2011). Strategy-based Instruction for Developing Self-regulated English Learners in Singapore Schools. Invited Paper presented at the English Language Institute of Singapore (ELIS) Launch and Conference, 6 -7 September, 2011, Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Center, Singapore.
  • Zhang, L. J. (2011). Methodological Options in TESOL/Applied Linguistics Research: Changing Trajectories of Research-Driven Missions. Invited Plenary/Featured Speech delivered at the TESOL Doctoral Forum 2011 at the 45th Annual TESOL International Convention and Exhibition, 16-19 March, 2011, New Orleans, LA, USA.
  • Zhang, L. J. (2011). “Rediscovery” of Metacognition for Enhancing EFL Students’ Self-Directed Learning in Asian Classrooms. Invited featured delivered at the 50th JACET Conference, August 2011, Japan (other invited speakers include Professors Rod Ellis and Peter Skehan, The University of Auckland, Professor Vijay Bathia, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and Professor Ernesto Macaro, The University of Oxford, UK).
  • Zhang, L. J. (2011). Different Tracks, Different Nations, but Similar Goals: Toward a Common Asian Framework of Reference for Languages in Learning, Teaching and Assessment (CAFR), Invited plenary panellist paper delivered at the 50th International Conference of the JACET, 31 August 2011-2 Sept 2011, Fukuoka, Japan.
  • Zhang, L. J. (2011). Appropriating CLT to Benefit English Learners in a New English Context. Invited Panellist Paper presented at the Academic Session, “NNEST perspective of the ‘E’ in TESOL” at the 45th Annual TESOL International Convention and Exhibition, 16-19 March, 2011, New Orleans, FL, USA.

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