Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor).  February 2013 to present. University of Auckland. Teach postgraduate and undergraduate classes in second language acquisition and language pedagogy.

  • Undergraduate courses: Instructed Second Language Learning; Using Tasks in Second Language Classrooms; Teaching English in the Second/Foreign Language Classroom
  • Postgraduate courses: Theories of Second Language Acquisition; Task-Based Language Teaching; Learner Language; Second Language Classroom Research; Second Language Acquisition; Individual Differences.

Lecturer (Assistant Professor). February 2011-Feburary 2013. University of Auckland.

Instructor. 2007, 2010. Michigan State University. Taught an introductory course on second language learning theories and pedagogy.

Adjunct Lecturer

  • 2010. Hope College, Holland, Michigan. Taught an introductory Chinese class.
  • 2009, 2010. Drake University, De Moines, Iowa. Taught virtual Chinese classes through video-conferencing and supervised native speaker facilitators.

ESL Instructor. 2004-2009. Taught ESL classes and worked as a writing consultant for international students at Michigan State University, University of South Florida, and University of Toledo.

Assistant Professor. 1998-2003. Hebei Teachers University, China. Taught language classes and classes in theoretical linguistics to pre-service ESL teachers.

Lecturer. 1992-1995. Handan Teachers College, China. Taught language classes to pre-service ESL teachers.