HaohsiangLiaoSenior Lecturer in Chinesehliao@mit.edu14N-320617-324-2431Office hours TR 2-3Profile BottomBioDr. Haohsiang Liao is Senior Lecturer of Chinese Studies directing the Chinese Language Program at MIT. Before joining MIT, he has taught Chinese at Williams College and Harvard University. Dr. Liao’s career has focused on teaching and teacher education. He has co-authored several Chinese language textbooks for learners across various levels and published the book Easy Mandarin Chinese. He also contributed to the Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics published by Brill with his entry, “Chinese Language Pedagogy at the University Level in the United States.” Dr. Liao’s areas of expertise are Chinese language pedagogy, cross-cultural communication and teacher training. In addition, he is passionate about creating new ways of combining in-house instructions with advancements in digital learning. Dr. Liao is on the executive team for MandarinX MOOC courses on edX and on the academic panel for Chineasy. Research Areas / Expertise: Chinese language pedagogy, cross-cultural communications, teacher training and evaluation, second language acquisition Education: 2013 Ph.D. Ohio State University 2001 M.Phil. Taiwan Normal University 1998 B.A. Tsing Hua University ResearchDr. Liao’s research interests largely focus on how to more effectively train learners of Chinese to become successful participants in Chinese societies by using Mandarin as their primary language. Specifically, he is interested in the following aspects of Chinese language pedagogy: (1) how are memories and stories constructed in C2? (2) If there is a “learning cycle” for learners, should there be a corresponding “instructional cycle” for teachers? (3) How to make the best use of class time by attending to the ACT/FACT portions over the course of instruction? (4) The implementation of technology into instruction. Dr. Liao has been working with the Lincoln Laboratory on an online speech recognition project that aims to facilitate beginning-level students’ class preparation by providing immediate, quantitative feedback about their accuracy on pronunciations and tones. MandarinX: Mandarin Chinese for Business This project is operated by Dr. Haohsiang Liao, Senior Lecturer in Chinese and Estella Chen, Professor in the College of Commerce at National Chengchi University in Taiwan and founder of MandarinX of edX. Online Speech Recognition for Beginning-Level Students of Chinese This project, in collaboration with the Lincoln Laboratory of MIT, aims to design an online speech recognition tool for beginning-level students of Chinese to facilitate their efficiency of speaking practice. MediaDr. Haohsiang Liao on Chinese language pedagogy on MIT OpenCourseWare: https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/global-studies-and-languages/21g-101-chinese-i-regular-fall-2014/instructor-insights/#meetTheEducator PublicationsArticles 2017 “MOOCs: Two Years, Four Courses, Six Dimensions and Eight Experiences.” Proceedings of the 2017 International Conference of Association of Teaching Chinese as a Second Language, 247-252, Hsinchu, Taiwan. 2016 “Chinese Language Pedagogy at the University Level in the United States,” Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics, published by Brill. 2015 “Maximize Students’ Class Preparation with Online Speech Recognition Tools.” Proceedings of the 2015 International Conference of Association of Teaching Chinese as a Second Language, 545-550, Taitung, Taiwan. 2015 “Speech Recognition in Curriculum Design.” Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Internet Chinese Education, Boston, Massachusetts. 2014 “Technology in Learning Cycle: A Project of Speech Recognition.” Proceedings of the 8th International Conference & Workshops on Technology & Chinese Language Teaching in the 21st Century, 93-97, Boston, Massachusetts. 2013 “Design an Eight-Week Chinese Teacher Training Program.” Proceedings of the 2013 International Conference of Association of Teaching Chinese as a Second Language, 733-739, Kaohsiung, Taiwan. 2011 “Drill Practice and Performed Culture Pedagogy,” Taiwan Journal of Chinese as a Second Language, Vol 3, 33-52. Taipei: The Association of Teaching Chinese as a Second Language, published by Crane Publishing Company. Easy Mandarin Chinese 2016 Haohsiang Liao This language learning book provides a concise, illustrated introduction to the general audience interested in learning Mandarin Chinese. It introduces the learner to all the basics of the Chinese language and teaches practical daily conversations and vocabulary.