Chinese (Associate Professor)
Chair (2016-18), the British Chinese Language Teaching Society (www.bclts.co.uk)
Email: zhiyan dot guo at warwick dot ac dot uk
Being Subject Leader of Chinese, Zhiyan is responsible for Chinese programme in Warwick. She has designed all Chinese modules from beginner up to advanced levels in their current shape, taught almost all of them, and is co-ordinating a team which has become stronger and stronger in the past years. Meanwhile, the Study-China Summer and longer term projects have been established to secure opportunities for students who take Chinese as a minor in their degree, as an elective and for pleasure to experience China through studying and working.
Zhiyan’s research interests include intercultural communication, Chinese characters and reading, language acquisition, and language teaching and technology. After completing her Ph.D in Education in Manchester, with the full funding support from the UK Oversea Research Scholarship (ORS), she has worked on projects concerning Internationalisation, e-learning, teaching and assessment. She has published her own authored book and is serving as review editor for journals and books. She has also published articles and co-edited books on Chinese pedagogy.
Zhiyan served as Chair of the British Chinese Language Teaching Society (BCLTS) from 2016 to 2018, and previously took the role of Editor for the Society. She also shares her expertise in other national organisations as a consulting specialist. Zhiyan has acted as an External Examiner for similar undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in British universities, including LSE, Imperial, Glasgow, Sheffield, Sussex, Bristol, East Anglia, Loughborough and Exeter.
Guo, Zhiyan (2014) Young Children as Intercultural Mediators: a Study of Mandarin-speaking Chinese Families in Britain. Bristol, New York: Multilingual Matters.
- Zhao, S. and Guo, Z. (2017) Inheritance and Innovation: teaching and learning Chinese as a Foreign Language: Theory and Practice of Teaching Chinese in Higher Education - Applied Chinese Language Studies VIII: 151pp. London: Sinolingua London Ltd.
- Zheng, B. and Guo, Z. (2016) Acquisition, Assessment and Application: Theory and Practice of Teaching Chinese in Higher Education - Applied Chinese Language Studies VII: 272pp. London: Sinolingua London Ltd.
- Guo, Z. and Zheng, B (2015) Recent Developments of Chinese Teaching and Learning in Higher Education: Applied Chinese Language Studies VI: 256pp. London: Sinolingua London Ltd.
Chapter in book
Wang, J. and Guo, Z. (2017) Developing Intercultural Competence Through Study Abroad Programmes in China: An Analysis of Student Experience at Two British Universities. In pp. 41- 62 T. Jin and F. Dervin (Eds.), Interculturality in Chinese Language Education, Palgrave Studies on Chinese Education in a Global Perspective, London: Palgrave Macmillan.
Guo, Z (2016) Natural Translation and Curriculum Design at the Advanced Level of International Chinese Teaching. In Zheng, B. and Guo, Z (Eds.) Acquisition, Assessment and Application: Theory and Practice of Teaching Chinese in Higher Education (Applied Chinese Language Studies VII) (pp.187-197). London: Sinolingua London Ltd.
Guo, Z. & Guo, Z. (2013) Learner Engagement in Computer-Mediated Chinese Learning. In pp. 104-117, Zou, B., et al (Eds.) Computer-Assisted Foreign Languages Teaching and Learning: Technological Advances. Hershey, USA: IGI Global.
Hall, N and Guo, Z (2012) Child Language and Cultural Brokering, p. 51-76 M. Ivars & M. Mayor (Eds.) Interpreting Brian Harris: Recent Development in Translatology. Bern, Switzerland: Peter Lang.
Guo, Z. (2012）An Exploration of CFL Beginners' Reading Process, p. 40-55 L. Hong (Ed.) Chinese Language Teaching in Universities Abroad in a Context of Globalisation. Shanghai, China: Xuelin Publishing House.
Guo, Z. (2011) Development of Chinese Character Learning Strategies among Beginners: A Sociocultural Perspective. In pp. 45-66 CHUN (Chinesisch Unterricht) 26, IUDICIUM Verlag GmbH Munchen