Supervision & Teaching

Graduate Supervision

  • 2019-present, Chen Zhao, MPhil in Education, Western Sydney University (co-supervised with David Wright)
  • 2018-present, Nichola Shelton, PhD in Health Sciences, University of Sydney (co-supervised with Natalie Munro, Julia Starling & Melanie Keep)
  • 2018-present, Qing Sheng, MPhil in Education (“Investigating the effectiveness of game-based teaching and learning in enhancing student engagement in Mandarin class”), Western Sydney University (co-supervised with Tonia Gray)
  • 2016-2017, Haiquan David Huang, PhD in Cognitive Science (“Mandarin-speaking children’s knowledge of entailments and inferences”), Macquarie University (co-supervised with Stephen Crain)
  • 2015-2016, Milica Denic, Masters in Cognitive Science (M2), Ecole Normale Supérieure (co-supervised with Emmanuel Chemla)
  • 2015, Monica Barbir, Masters in Cognitive Science (M1), Ecole Normale Supérieure (co-supervised with Emmanuel Chemla)

Research Advising & Committee Roles 

  • 2020, Kulam Shanmugam, School of Education HDR Training Program (“Connecting linguistics and education: Learning how to support teachers’ knowledge about language”), Western Sydney University (PhD research internship supervisor)
  • 2019, Qian Yang, School of Education HDR Training Program (“More than a grammar class: An exploration of the role of linguistics in education”), Western Sydney University (PhD research internship supervisor)
  • 2019, Bing Zhao, PhD Confirmation of Candidature (“An exploration of the culture and language integrated approach to engaging or transforming Chinese learning among Australian beginning learners”), School of Education, Western Sydney University (CoC panel member)
  • 2019, Milica Denic, PhD in Cognitive Science, Ecole Normale Supérieure, PSL Research University (External examiner on thesis committee)
  • 2018-2019, Tahleel Iqbal, Undergraduate Summer Scholarship Program, Western Sydney University (Undergraduate research internship supervisor)
  • 2018, Qian Yang, PhD Confirmation of Candidature (“Studying and teaching abroad: Volunteering Chinese language teachers’ intercultural development in Australia”), School of Education, Western Sydney University (CoC panel member)
  • 2018, Van Le, PhD Confirmation of Candidature (“An exploration of teachers’ oral corrective feedback on improving students’ English learning: A case study in Vietnamese higher education”), School of Education, Western Sydney University (CoC panel member)
  • 2018, Anugrah Imani, PhD Confirmation of Candidature (“The scaffolding of group work in teaching listening in English as a foreign language in Indonesian primary classrooms”), School of Education, Western Sydney University (CoC panel member)
  • 2016-2017, Xiaohe Sarah Yuan, Visiting PhD student in Cognitive Science, Macquarie University (PhD research internship co-supervisor)
  • 2016-2017, Jessica van Schagen, Visiting Masters intern/student in Cognitive Science, Macquarie University (Masters research internship co-supervisor)

Instructor of Record

  • ROSETE (‘Research Oriented School Engaged Teacher Education’) Program Advisor, Western Sydney University, School of Education
    2018-present (responsible for research methodology training)
  • Sémantique intensive: Approches formelles et experimentales (CA2)
    Spring 2016, Ecole Normale Supérieure (co-taught with Emmanuel Chemla)
    Overall student rating: 4.8/5.0
  • Sémantique intensive: Approches formelles et experimentales (CA2)
    Spring 2015, École Normale Supérieure (co-taught with Emmanuel Chemla)
    Overall student rating: 4.2/5.0
  • Language & Mind – Honors section (LING1010) 
    Fall 2012, University of Connecticut
    Overall student rating: 9.3/10
  • Language & Mind (LING1010) – Intensive 3-week May term session
    May 2012, University of Connecticut
    Overall student rating: 9.5/10

Tutorials & Assistantships

  • Child Language Acquisition (LING334) — Tutor for 2 sections
    Spring 2017, Macquarie University (Convenor: Rosalind Thornton)
  • Language & Mind (LING1010) — Tutor for 3 sections
    Fall 2013, University of Connecticut (Instructors: Magdalena Kaufmann, Jon Sprouse)
    Overall student rating: 5.0/5.0
  • Language & Mind (LING1010) — Tutor for 2 sections
    Fall 2011, University of Connecticut (Instructor: Diane Lillo-Martin)
    Overall student rating: 9.5/10
  • Foundations of Cognitive Science (COGS2201) — Grader
    Spring 2011, University of Connecticut (Instructors: Jon Gajewski, Whitney Tabor)
  • Language & Mind (LING1010) — Tutor for 2 sections
    Fall 2010, University of Connecticut (Instructors: Jon Gajewski, Yael Sharvit)
    Overall student rating: 9.7/10
  • English Words (LING203H1F) — Grader
    Summer 2008, University of Toronto (Instructor: Mohammed Vahedi)
  • Language Acquisition (JLP315H1F) — Grader
    Spring 2008, University of Toronto (Instructor: Ana-Teresa Perez-Leroux)
  • General Linguistics I (LINA01H3F) — Tutor for 3 sections
    Fall 2007, University of Toronto (Instructor: Yoonjung Kang)