Ziwei Guo

Thesis title: To what extent do corpus-informed formulaic sequences versus individual words help elementary level young L2 Chinese learners with oral production: an action research approach

University email: Ziwei.Guo@liverpool.ac.uk

Biography: Ziwei has a passion for language acquisition and language teaching. She obtained an MA in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages from Shanghai International Studies University in China in 2019. She has taught Chinese Mandarin at the Casablanca Confucius Institute, Morocco and also in the PiB (Princeton in Beijing) language program.

She is a second-year PhD student at the University of Liverpool, as a recipient of a University of Liverpool/China Scholarship Council award, supervised by Dr.David Oakey and Dr. Christian Jones. She also teaches Chinese Mandarin at the Confucius Institute at the University of Liverpool. Her research explores if and how corpus-informed formulaic sequences help elementary level L2 learners of Chinese compared to individual words, especially with oral performance.

Conference paper: 6th International conference on Chinese as a second language research, The George Washington University, 2021