Dr Liu May

Senior Lecturer

Tel : (65) 6467 5667 #232
Fax : (65) 6467 1278

Email : may.liu@sccl.sg

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Educational Background

PhD
National Taiwan Normal University

Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment
Singapore Workforce Development Agency

Teaching and Research Experience

Consultant
Ministry of Education (MOE), Singapore

AP® Chinese Reader and Scoring Leader
College Board, U.S.A.

Honorary Associate Professor
Faculty of Education, the University of Hong Kong (HKU)

Adjunct Lecturer
Early Childhood Education at Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS)

Director of Program Development
Chinese American International School,
San Francisco, U.S.A.

Professor
National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan

Consultant
Ministry of Education (MOE), Taiwan

 

Courses Conducted

  • Effective Differentiated Instruction (DI)
  • Assessment for Learning (AfL)
  • Understanding by Design (UbD)
  • Effective Communication: Spoken/Written Interaction
  • Assessment and Intervention

Research Interests

  • Curriculum & Instructional Design: AP® Chinese Course, Understanding by Design (UbD /TfU), Differentiated Instruction (DI)
  • Language Assessment & Evaluation: AP® Chinese exam, OPI test, Assessment for Learning (AfL), Integrated Performance Assessment (IPA)
  • E-Learning, Seamless Learning

Selected Publications

  1. Liu, May, Sin, Joo Ee, Theresa Lu (2017) Assessment and Intervention (Second Edition). Singapore: Singapore University Of Social Sciences(SUSS)/Singapore Centre for Chinese Language(SCCL).
  2. Liu, M. (In-press) The Theory and Practice of Differentiated Instruction in Chinese Language Teaching in Singapore. Singapore: NTU-SCCL Press.
  3. Liu, M. (2013) Assessment and Intervention (儿童发展评量). Singapore: SIM University.

  1. Tan, C.L., Liu, M. (2016) Using ICT in Teaching Chinese Language: Practices and Challenges. In Soh, K. C. (Ed.), Teaching Chinese Language in Singapore: Retrospect and Challenges (pp. 45-63). Singapore: Springer.
  2. Chou, S.Y., & Liu, M. (2016) Construction of the four (four language skills), five (5 Cs), six (four language skills and spoken and written interactive skills) learning space via video for Chinese language teaching. (pp. 177-208). Wu-Nan Book Inc.
  3. Liu, M., Wu, J., Ng, M.W., Sim, S.H., & Yan X.W., (2013) Developing task-based blended learning on iMTL portal to improve CLB students' spoken interaction proficiency. In (Eds.), 2013 Global Chinese Conference on Computers in Education (GCCCE) (pp. 547-555). China: Beijing.
  4. Aw, G.P., Wong, L.H., Chai, C.S., Liu, M. (2015) Create a new time and space for second language acquisition: seamless language learning framework. In New Vision pioneering of teaching and learning of Chinese in 21st Century (pp. 119-139). Singapore: NTU-SCCL Press. (ISBN: 978-981-09-6656-0)
  5. Sim, S.H., Liu, M., Goh, H.H., Liu Z.J., Toh, W., & Ho L. (2014) Integrating Podcasting with Chinese Class: Task-based Learning. In Guo, X. (Ed.), Chinese Teaching Research Series. The Commercial Press.
  6. Wong, L.H., Liu, M., Aw, G.P., Li, Y.Q., & Zhuo, Y.X. (2013) Seamless language learning mode “MyCLOUD” enculturation strategy. In 2013 Global Chinese Conference on Computers in Education (GCCCE) (pp. 1286-1294). China: Beijing.
  7. Liu, M. (2012) Integrating "narrow reading" strategy for enhancing spoken and written interaction in Chinese language learning through literature film association. In Tan, C.L. (Ed.), Modern literature and Chinese Language teaching and Learning. Taiwan: Wanjuan Book Company.

  1. Liu, M. (2019) Cultural content in AP Chinese course and "Cultural Presentation" on the AP Chinese test and its holistic assessment.. Chinese world, 35 (5), pp. 9-19.
  2. Liu, M. (2018) Chinese language proficiency standards and tests: Take two oral tests in ACTFL and Singapore as examples.. Chinese world, 34 (7), pp. 23-34.
  3. Wong, L.H., King, R.B., Chai, C.S., & Liu, M. (2016) Seamlessly learning Chinese: contextual meaning making and vocabulary growth in a seamless Chinese as a second language learning environment. Instructional Science, 44 (5), pp. 399-422.
  4. Liu, M. (2013) The Chinese Teaching & Training Experience in Singapore. Chinese Mark of the Bilingual Road--Series of Singapore Chinese Education, 2013 (4), pp. 122-126.
  5. Wong, L.H., Chai, C.S., Chin, C.K., Hsieh Y.F., & Liu M. (2012) Towards a seamless language learning framework mediated by the ubiquitous technology. Int. J. Mobile Learning and Organisation, 6 (2), pp. 156-171.

  1. Liu, M. (2019, October) Web-based Learning for enhancing CSL learners’ language proficiency in Singapore. Paper presented at Future Technologies Conference (FTC), USA: San Francisco.
  2. Liu, M. (2019, August) The cultural content and its holistic assessment on "Cultural Presentation". Paper presented at The 5th International Conference for Chinese Heritage Education, USA: Baltimore.
  3. Liu, M. (2019, July) The differentiated instruction of Chinese reading at Primary schools in Singapore. Paper presented at The 2nd International Symposium on Chinese Studies, Thailand.
  4. Liu, M. (2018, November) The application of the ACTFL three modes of communication on the AP® Chinese exam and the oral exam at primary and secondary schools in Singapore.. Paper presented at 2018 International Conference of Chinese Language Teaching and Research., USA: Santa Barbara.
  5. Liu, M. (2018, October) Using video clips for oral interactive teaching. Paper presented at The 10th International Conference of Chinese Language Teaching in Asia-Pacific, Taipei.
  6. Chou, S. Y., Liu, M. (2018, October) A Preliminary research on the motivation of Taiwanese preschool teachers' employment in overseas.. Paper presented at The 10th International Conference of Chinese Language Teaching in Asia-Pacific, Taipei.
  7. Liu, M., Tan, Y., Kwek S. H., Chan, K. T., LEE, W. H.,WEE, K. P. (2018, September) From Bloom's cognitive taxonomy to Webb's cognitive complexity. Paper presented at The Fifth International Conference on Teaching and Learning of Chinese as a Second Language (TLCSL), Singapore.
  8. Tan, Y., Liu, M., Kwek S. H., Chan, K. T. (2018, September) Using Webb's Model to Evaluate Alignment between the Chinese Language Curriculum and Assessments in Singapore. Paper presented at Asia Conference on Education 2018, Japan.
  9. Liu, May, Chan K. T., Kwek S. H., Tan Y. (2017, August) Transformation and Application of Webb Depth of Knowledge in Chinese Reading Comprehension Test. Paper presented at Chinese Heritage Education:Cornerstone to US Global Collaboration, San Francisco, Ca., USA.
  10. Liu, May, Tan Y., Chan K. T., Kwek S. H. (2017, June) Applying Webb Model and WATv2 Tool to Alignment Study of Singapore Chinese Curriculum Standards and Assessment. Paper presented at The Global Chinese Conference on Computers in Education (GCCCE) 2017, Beijing, China.
  11. Liu, M. (2016, August) The reading differentiated instruction for Chinese heritage students in primary school in Singapore. Paper presented at The Second International Conference for Chinese Heritage Education on Global Engagement and Innovative Pedagogy, Washington DC, United States: The National Council of Associations of Chinese Language Schools (NCACLS).
  12. Liu, M. (2016, March) Differentiated instructional design for learning Chinese as a foreign/second language in Singapore. Paper presented at 2016 International Conference on Nurturing Chinese Educators in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign/Second Language, Miaoli, Taiwan: National United University.
  13. Liu, M. (2015, September) The preliminary literature review: vocabulary acquisition, reading comprehension and their relationship in learning Chinese as a second language. Paper presented at The Fourth International Conference on Teaching and Learning of Chinese as a Second Language (TLCSL), Singapore Centre for Chinese Language (SCCL), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
  14. Siow S.T., Liu, M., & Chang, C.W. (2015) The courseware design using the educational videos to facilitate interactive oral skill in Express Course for secondary students. Paper presented at The Third International School Chinese Language Education Conference and Workshop, University of Hong Kong.
  15. Liu, M., & Sim, S.H. (2015) A Pilot study of Integrating educational film in teaching and learning Chinese in Singapore. In Proceedings of ICICE 2015. Boston, USA.
  16. Liu, M., Wong, L.H., Zhuo, Y.X., & Li, Y.Q. (2015) The Development of a Holistic Rubric for the Assessment of Students’ Social Media Artifacts in a Self-Directed Seamless Language Learning Environment. In Proceedings of 2015 Global Chinese Conference on Computers in Education (GCCCE). Taiwan.
  17. Wong, L.H., Chai, C.S., Ronnel B.K., & Liu, M. (2015) Implications of students’ vocabulary growth in a seamless language learning environment mediated by handhelds and social media. In Proceedings of ICCE. Hangzhou, China.
  18. Liu, M., Wong, L.H., Zheng, W.Y., Li, Y.Q., & Zhang, X.J. (2014) Seamless language learning environment “MyCLOUD”(语飞行云): evaluation of interactive writing. In Proceedings of 2013 Global Chinese Conference on Computers in Education (GCCCE). Shanghai, China.
  19. Liu, Z.J., Liu, M., & Sim, S.H. (2014) Spoken interactive teaching model based on video. In Proceedings of Fourth International Symposium on Chinese Applied Linguistics (ISCAL, 2014). Iowa, USA.
  20. Sim, S.H., Liu, M., & Liu, Z.J. (2014) Integrated interactive classroom instructional design model with online learning platform. In Proceedings of 3rd International Conference on Chinese as a Second Language Research (CASLAR). University of Parma, Italy.
  21. Wong, L.H., Liu, M., Aw, G.P., Li, Y.Q., & Zhuo, Y.X. (2013) Seamless language learning mode “MyCLOUD” enculturation strategy. In Proceedings of 2013 Global Chinese Conference on Computers in Education (GCCCE). Beijing, China.
  22. Chou, S.Y., & Liu, M. (2013) Construction of the four (four language skills), five (5 Cs), six (four language skills and spoken and written interactive skills) learning space via video for Chinese language teaching.. In Proceedings of International Conference on Internet Chinese Education (ICICE). Overseas Community Affairs Council (OCAC).
  23. Liu, M., Wong, L.H., Zheng, W.Y., Li, Y.Q., & Zhang, X.J. (2013) Developing interactive rubric for seamless language learning environment “MyCLOUD”(语飞行云). In Proceedings of 3rd International Conference on Teaching and Learning of Chinese as a Second Language (TLCSL). Singapore: NTU-SCCL Press.
  24. Aw, G.P., Wong, L.H., Chai, C.S., & Liu, M. (2013) Create a new time and space for second language acquisition: seamless language learning framework. In Proceedings of 3rd International Conference on Teaching and Learning of Chinese as a Second Language (TLCSL). Singapore: NTU-SCCL Press.
  25. Liu, M., Sim, S.H., Liu, Z.J., & Li, W.D. (2013) Research on interactive teaching mode via video and iMTL portal and ecosystem-based resource development. In Proceedings of 3rd International Conference on Teaching and Learning of Chinese as a Second Language (TLCSL). Singapore: NTU-SCCL Press.
  26. Liu, M., Wong, L.H., Chin, C.K., Hsieh Y.F., & Chai, C.S. (2012) My Chinese Language ubiquitOUs learning Days, MyCLOUD: Chinese Vocabulary Acquisition. In Proceedings of The 7th International Conference & Workshops on Technology & Chinese Language Teaching (TCLT 7). Hawaii, U.S.A.
  27. Liu, M., & Wu, J. (2012) A Design of Web 2.0 School-based Curriculum Innovation (SCIs) in Communication. In Proceedings of Global Chinese Conference on Computers in Education (GCCCE 2012). Taiwan.
  28. Ng, M.W., Liu, M., Wu, J., Li, G.Y., & Koo, H.L. (2012) A Preliminary Study of Promoting Students' Interactive Learning of Chinese Language in Singapore Secondary School: Task-based Activities via New Media Environment. In Proceedings of The 7th International Conference & Workshops on Technology & Chinese Language Teaching (TCLT 7). Hawaii, U.S.A.

  1. Liu, M. (2018, March). Differentiated Instruction Under the Framework of Learning Community.. Keynote Address, Eighty-fifth Anniversary International Conference, Hong Kong.
  2. Liu, M. (2016, September). Curriculum and Assessment Alignment: Chinese Language Teachers' Assessment Methods in Reading Comprehension for Secondary Two Express. Secondary School Teachers' Conference, Singapore.
  3. Liu, M. (2014). Differentiated instruction in teaching Chinese as a second/foreign language. Keynote Address, AP Chinese Professional Nigh, Educational Testing Service (ETS), Utah.
  4. Liu, M. (2014). Teaching and Assessing Interaction via Video and iMTL Portal. Keynote Address, The Second International School Chinese Language Education Conference and Workshop, Hong Kong.
  5. Liu, M. (2012, November). Differentiated Instruction. Keynote Address, Special Assistance plan school (SAPS), Singapore.

  1. Liu, M. (2019, December). Cultural teaching integrated into Chinese language learning. The 7th International School Chinese Language Education Conference and Workshop, Australia: Melbourne.
  2. Liu, M. (2018, June). Application three modes of communication to spoken and written interactive courses and exams in Singapore's primary and secondary schools.. 2018Taipei Bilingual Education Forum, Taipei.
  3. Liu, M. (2016). Differentiated Instruction in Reading Comprehension: Two Approaches of Building-blocks and Jigsaw using the Differentiated Context in the Classroom. The Fourth International School Chinese Language Education Conference and Workshop, Taiwan.
  4. Liu, M. (2016). NCACLS Panelists. The National Council of Associations of Chinese Language Schools, Maryland, USA.
  5. Liu, M. (2016, July). Pleco. CPDD-SCCL Sharing Conference, Singapore.
  6. Liu, M. (2016, May). Effective Use of Toolkits to Enhance Chinese Language Teaching: iMTL Toolkits. Teachers' Conference 2016, Singapore.
  7. Liu, M. (2015). Promoting Students' Communication Skills via Different Interactive Platforms in Singapore. Keynote Address, The Third International School Chinese Language Education Conference and Workshop, Hong Kong.
  8. Liu, M. (2013). Seven interactive modes. Keynote Address, International Conference on Internet Chinese Education (ICICE), Overseas Community Affairs Council (OCAC), Los Angeles.
  9. Liu, M. (2012, April). Parent-child Sharing Reading & Guidance. Keynote Address, Singapore Chinese teaching lecture series, Singapore.

  1. Liu, M. (2016) Interactive Strategies for Chinese Language in Secondary Express: iMTL portal and communicational skills. Singapore: NTU-SCCL Press.
  2. Liu, M. (2015) Chinese Language B (upper secondary) iMTL portal and communicational skills. Singapore: NTU-SCCL Press.