Felicia Zhang

Felicia Zhang possesses a Master of Arts degree in Applied Linguistics from the University of Melbourne, Australia; Holder of a Teaching English as a Foreign Language Certificate (TEFLA) issued by the Royal Society of Arts, United Kingdom; and a Doctorate in Education from the University of Canberra. She is currently a senior lecturer in Applied Linguistics and Chinese at the University of Canberra, Australia. Her research interests include the use of active learning techniques in foreign language teaching, the use of technology in language teaching and acquisition, e-learning, integrating computer technology in curriculum design in education. She has just completed an Australian Learning and Teaching Council grant on science education which also won her and her team at the University of Canberra, Australia, a University of Canberra Teaching Award for Programs that Enhanced Learning. She published the “Handbook of research on computer-enhanced Language Acquisition and Learning” in 2008. She is also the 2003 winner of Australian Awards for University Teaching.


Evaluating a Genetics Concept Inventory
Felicia Zhang, Brett Andrew Lidbury. © 2013. 13 pages.
This chapter examines the reliability and validity of a subset of the Genetics concept inventory (S. Elrod) to discriminate good students from poor performing students in the...
Sustainable Language Support Practices in Science Education: Technologies and Solutions
Felicia Zhang, Brett Andrew Lidbury, Alice Marion Richardson, Brian Francis Yates, Michael Guy Gardiner, Adam James Bridgeman, Jurgen Schulte, John Cameron Rodger, Karen Elizabeth Mate. © 2012. 266 pages.
The effective communication of science through language, including reading, writing, listening, speaking, and visual representation, is an essential part of scientific learning...
Computer-Enhanced and Mobile-Assisted Language Learning: Emerging Issues and Trends
Felicia Zhang. © 2012. 288 pages.
As the field of Information and Communication Technologies rapidly expands, the applications to language learning continue to grow. Computer-Enhanced and Mobile-Assisted Language...
Language Problems of First Year Science Students
Felicia Zhang. © 2012. 17 pages.
The chapter discusses the background of a project which aimed at addressing the language needs of a diverse student body (both domestic and international student body) by...
Evaluating a Genetics Concept Inventory
Felicia Zhang, Brett Andrew Lidbury. © 2012. 13 pages.
This chapter examines the reliability and validity of a subset of the Genetics concept inventory (S. Elrod) to discriminate good students from poor performing students in the...
A Successful Collaboration Between Language Arts and Science
Felicia Zhang. © 2012. 4 pages.
This chapter contains findings from the preceding chapters in r the project addressing language difficulties in science education in large classes.
The Effect of Feedback in Teaching Thai as a Foreign Language
Maliwan Buranapatana, Felicia Zhang. © 2012. 25 pages.
This chapter aims to explore the effect of providing multiple sources of feedback through a language teaching approach called the Somatically-enhanced Approach (SEA) (Zhang...
Effects of an E-Learning Platform for EFL Chinese Learners
Lin Shen, Jitpanat Suwanthep, Felicia Zhang. © 2012. 18 pages.
As English has been increasingly recognized as one of the influential factors for China in taking parts in global community, students and Chinese professionals need to...
Combining the Body and Mobile Technology to Teach English Pronunciation
Felicia Zhang. © 2012. 18 pages.
The above research has identified a deficiency in the communication skills of international students, crucial in seeking employment. This chapter proposes various ways of helping...
Writing Papers Using Nivivo8 and Coh-Metrix
Felicia Zhang. © 2012. 14 pages.
It is argued that the use of Nivivo8 and Coh-Metrix is capable of increasing the quality of submissions for publication and will be an excellent set of tools for postgraduate...
Handbook of Research on Computer-Enhanced Language Acquisition and Learning
Felicia Zhang, Beth Barber. © 2008. 614 pages.
Language learning is one of the most rapidly changing disciplines. Along with changing perspectives in learning in the field of Second Language Acquisition, information...
Pedagogy Meets Technology in the Somatically-Enhanced Approach
Maliwan Buranapatana, Felicia Zhang. © 2008. 19 pages.
This chapter reports on a study which evaluates the effect of a language teaching approach called the Somatically-Enhanced Approach (Zhang, 2006)in the teaching of Thai to...
Reaching Students of Many Languages and Cultures: Strategies for Developing Computer-Based Learning Units
Rika Yoshii, Alfred Bork, Alastair Milne, Fusa Katada, Felicia Zhang. © 2005. 28 pages.
To address the global problems of learning, we must make our development strategies ready to support the many different languages and cultures in the world. This chapter...
Using an Interactive Feedback Tool to Enhance Pronunciation in Language Learning
Felicia Zhang. © 2005. 23 pages.
This chapter focuses on the effect of a learning environment in which biological, physical and technological ways of perceiving Mandarin Chinese sounds have been used. One of the...