Liu Li

Liu Li

Associate Professor of Chinese

Phone:765-285-8236

Room:NQ M182

Department: Modern Languages and Classics


Dr. Liu Li was born and raised in Southern China. After she received a master’s degree in Linguistics and Applied Linguistics from Beijing Normal University, she went to Carnegie Mellon University to pursue her PhD in Second Language Acquisition. She has been teaching Chinese and doing research on learning/teaching Chinese as a second language in the United States for more than a decade. Her research interests include literacy development of Chinese as a second language, computer-assisted language learning, Business Chinese pedagogy, bilingualism, and psycholinguistics. 

Dr. Li received the “STARTALK” federal grant to help increase the number of American students learning Chinese, which is a critical language for the USA. Dr. Li is the recipient of “the Teacher of Year” selected by the Chinese Language Teachers’ Association of Indiana in 2021. 

NOTABLE PUBLICATIONS

Liu Li. (forthcoming). “Orthographic Awareness of CFL Learners Using Pinyin Typing VS Handwriting”. In Li, L & Zhang, D (Eds.) Reading Chinese as an Additional Language—Learners’ Development and Teachers’ Practice.  London & New York: Routledge.

Liu Li. (forthcoming). Developing and Validating a Reading Placement Test. In Li, L & Zhang, D (Eds.) Reading Chinese as an Additional Language—Learners’ Development and Teachers’ Practice.  London & New York: Routledge.

Liu Li. (forthcoming). The Impact of Pinyin Input on CFL Learners’ Character Decoding. In Li, L & Zhang, D (Eds.) Reading Chinese as an Additional Language—Learners’ Development and Teachers’ Practice.  London & New York: Routledge.

Liu Li. (forthcoming). Bilingual Development and Literacy Environment—A case study of a young Chinese heritage learner. In Li, L & Zhang, D (Eds.) Reading Chinese as an Additional Language—Learners’ Development and Teachers’ Practice.  London & New York: Routledge.

Liu Li. (2021). Using WeChat in L2 Chinese Business Writing Class. In Wang, H & Grosse, U. C. (Eds.). Reaching across Disciplines: Chinese for Business and Professionals in the Workplace. London & New York: Routledge.

Liu Li. (2018). L1 influence on Coherence-building Skills in L2 Chinese Reading. In X., Wen & X., Jiang (Eds.). CLTA Monograph V: Empirical Studies on Learning and Teaching Chinese as a Second Language (pp.99-123). NY: Routledge.

Liu Li. (2017). Integrated Technology into Business Chinese Teaching—A TPACK Model. In D., Guan & M., Liu (Eds.). Business Chinese Language Teaching and Research from a Global Perspective (pp. 67-79). Beijing: Beijing University Press. 

Liu Li. (2017). Can grammatical knowledge predict Chinese proficiency? In D. Zhang & C. Lin (Eds.), Assessing Chinese as a Second Language (pp.141-156). New York: Springer. 

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Course Schedule
Course No. Section Times Days Location
Beginning Chinese 1 101 1 0000 - 0000 OL, room ONLINE
Beginning Chinese 1 101 1 1200 - 1250 M W F NQ, room 144
Intermediate Chinese 201 1 0000 - 0000 OL, room ONLINE
Intermediate Chinese 201 1 1100 - 1150 M W F NQ, room 141
Business Chinese 338 1 0000 - 0000 OL, room ONLINE
Business Chinese 338 1 1400 - 1450 M W F WQ, room 211