Service on the National Tsing Hua University Campus 

·         Chair, Department of Foreign Languages and Literature, 2006-2009.

·         Joint Appointment with Center for Teacher Education, January 2012 to January 2016.

·         Committee Member for the NTHU Language Center; 1999 to 2009, 2010 to 2016.

·         Department Representative to the Personnel and Promotions Committee (院教評會), College of Humanities and Social Sciences; 1996-97; 1997-98; 1999-2000; 2002-2003, 2009-2015.

·         Member of Personnel and Promotions Committee (教評會), Linguistics Institute, 2013-2014.

·         Committee Member for the NTHU Mandarin Center; December 2011.

·         Co-chair, 26th Conference on English Teaching and Learning in the Republic of China, held at NTHU May 16-17, 2009.

·         Department Representative to the Computers/Internet Committee, 2005-2007.

·         Supervisor of Language Laboratories, Department of Foreign Languages and Literature; 1993 to 2015.

·         Member of various departmental committees.

·         Wrote and graded various department-wide and school-wide exams (e.g., English proficiency tests, transfer exams, MA admission exams)

·         Helper, 8th Conference on English Teaching and Learning in the ROC (held May 1991 on NTHU campus)

·         Co-coordinator, 13th Conference on English Teaching and Learning in the ROC (held October 1996 on NTHU campus)

·         Helper, Canadian Studies Conference (held April 1997 on NTHU campus)

·         Teacher in Summer Program for English Teachers sponsored by the Ministry of Education, Summer 1989; Summer 1990.

·         Teacher in Evening Program (Advanced English—Listening and Speaking), one evening (3 hours) per week, Fall 1997 and Spring 1998.

·         Teacher in Training Program for Primary School English Teachers, Fall 1999 (Materials and Methods; Games, Songs, and Nursery Rhymes); Spring 2000 (Teaching Pronunciation and Phonics; Observation and Practicum).

Service Off Campus

·         Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL, USA), Chair, Video and Digital Media Interst Section, March 2012 to March 2013.

·         Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL, USA), Elected Member, Interest Section Leadership Committee, 2006-2010.

·         Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL, USA), Technology Advisory Committee (appointed), 2007-2009).

·         Organizing Committee, English Teachers Association of the Republic of China (ETA-ROC), 2004-2016.

·         English Teachers’ Association of the Republic of China (ETA-ROC), Newsletter Editor and International Liaison, 1997- 2002; Assistant Secretary, 1997-1998; General Secretary, 1999-2000. Conference Organizing Committee: Sixth International Symposium and Book Fair on English Teaching (1997); Seventh International Symposium and Book Fair on English Teaching (1998); Eighth International Symposium and Book Fair on English Teaching (1999); Ninth International Symposium and Book Fair on English Teaching (2001). Member, Board of Directors, 2001-2004.

·         Fourth Pan-Asian Conference, Conference Chair (hosted by ETA-ROC with assistance from Thailand TESOL, Korea TESOL, JALT (Japan) and FEELTA (Russia)), November 2002, Chien Tan Overseas Youth Activity Center, Taipei.

·         Representative of ETA-ROC to PAC (Pan-Asian Consortium) sister organization conferences several times from 1997 to 2015.

·         International Conference on Computers in Education/ International Conference on Computer-Assisted Instruction 2000, Member of Organizing Committee (Taipei, November 2000).

·         Japan Association for Language Teaching (JALT); Video Special Interest Group. Deputy Coordinator, 1996; Coordinator, 1997.

·         Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL, USA), Video Interest Section. Newsletter Editor, March 1997 to March 1999 (2 issues per year); March 2002 to present (5 on-line issues per year). Chair-Elect, March 1999 to March 2000.  Chair, March 2000 to March 2001.

·         International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL, UK), Media Special Interest Group, Newsletter Editor, 1996-2000 (3 issues per year).

·         Reviewer, Reflections on English Language Teaching (journal put out by National University of Singapore) from 2002.

MA Thesis Advisor


Completion Date



August 1999

Can Semantic Maps Help EFL Listening Comprehension?


July 2000

Implementation of an EFL Teaching Evaluation Website (co-directed with Dr. Shieh Yen-lung)


October 2000

A Study of the Effect of Various Approaches to Vocabulary Presentation on the Listening Comprehension of University Students in Taiwan


May 2002

Effects of Listening Strategy Instruction on Junior High School Students


June 2003

Speech Training through a Modified Version of Toastmasters Club and Video Taping


December 2003

Using DVD Films to Enhance College Freshmen’s English Listening Comprehension


June 2005

Exploring the Effects of Reduced Forms Instruction on Taiwanese College Students’ Listening Comprehension


July 2006

A Comparative Study of Two English News Broadcasts in Taiwan


July 2006

Implementing a Task-based Approach with Senior High School Students: Characteristics of Interactions and Students' Perceptions


January 2007

Using Concordancer-based Worksheets for English Vocabulary Learning at the Senior High School Level in Taiwan


December 2007

An Exploratory Study of English Multimedia Writing: Implementing Weblogs in a College Composition Class


July 2009

The Use of Animated Films in EFL Teaching: A Comparison of Their Pedagogical Potential with Textbook Materials in Taiwanese Elementary Schools


January 2010

Transferability from Synchronous Computer-Mediated Communication to Oral Discussion


July 2010

A Study Comparing the Effects of Synchronous CMC and FTF Interaction on L2 Oral Proficiency Development for Students with Various Working Memory Capacities


May 2011

An Exploration of Teachers' Corrective Intention and College Students' Interpretation of Oral Corrective Feedback


July 2011

The Effect of Semantic Clustering on the Learning of English Vocabulary (co-directed with Dr. John Truscott)


July 2011

A Case Study of Children’s Learning Attitudes and Motivation: The Use of Animated Films in Vocabulary Learning

Andrew Bennett


May 2012

The Effects of Pre-listening Activities on Listening Comprehension


May 2012

L2 Acquisition and Generalization of Adjective-noun Collocations through Exposure (co-directed with Dr. John Truscott)


July 2013

Influence of the Order of Subtitles on L2 Learners’ Vocabulary Learning


December 2014

The Effect of Adopting Cultural Films to Enhance Students’ Oral Proficiency and Motivation in University English Courses

Robert Cuckler


January 2015

Learning Interrogatives through Prompts and Recasts in Active vs. Passive SCMC Environments

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