Shu-Ju Diana Tai

My name is Shu-Ju Diana Tai and I am from Taiwan.  I have received my PhD degree from Applied Linguistics and Technology (ALT) with a minor in Curriculum and Instructional Technology (CIT) at Iowa State University (ISU).  I also hold an MA in Journalism from University of Texas at Austin. I  worked as a lecturer in Foreign Language department/Language Center at National Tsing Hua University (NTHU) for 5 years, exploring the applications and integration of technology to enhance and facilitate language teaching and learning. I also worked as the Postdoctoral Research Associate for Center for Technology in Learning and Teaching (CTLT) at ISU. I have taught a variety of ESL classes, ePortfolio for teacher professional development, as well as some teacher preparation courses, including CI556/456 Integrating Technology into the Reading and Language Arts Curriculum, CI515 Action Research in Education, CI201-Digital Learning in PK-6 Classroom, CI 280B Field Experience in Digital Learning, and CI454 Emerging Technologies in Digital Learning.

Currently, I am a Professor of School of International Education/College of Arts and Law at Beijing University of Chemical Technology. I also serve as the Director of English Curriculum and Research of School of International Education, taking responsibilities of English Education and Curriculum Reform. 
My responsibilities include teaching, research, and English curriculum reform. My research are mainly related to Computer-Assisted Language Learning and Teaching (CALL/CALT), Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK),  and CALL Teacher Education.

My main research interests focus on the integration of technology in language learning/teaching and in language teacher education  (preparation and professional development):
  • Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL)
  • Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL)
  • Teacher Education in CALL
  • Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK)
  • Applications of CALL in SLA
  • Impact of Technology Incorporation in Language Classrooms
  • Online Learning and Course Development
  • Project Based Learning and 21st Century Skills
  • International Education and English Language Education
My professional objective is to make my share of contribution to enhancing teaching among English teachers and facilitating L2 learning.  I will also continue pursuing my goal in developing web-based platforms to suit different tasks in language learning that all ESL/EFL learners around the world can benefit.
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