Basic Information

Basic Information

        Dr. Yaru Meng, Associate Professor, MA supervisor

        Member of China Association of Language & Education

       Director of Lantolf SLA Research Center

       She got her PHD in Shanghai International Studies. Her research intersts cover Language Assessment, Cognitive Diagnostic Assessment, Dyanmic Assessment and  Language Learning and Technology. She has been a visiting scholar with James Lantolf at the Pennsylvania State University(2013-2014) and with Rebecca Oxford at University of Maryland(2005-2006). She is the winnner of several nationl research fundings and published widely.

   

Address:  B804 School of Foreign Studies               

                Xi’an Jiaotong University                                                                       

               28 West Xianning Road Xi'an China, 710049     

Contact:   Fax: 86-29-82665683

                   QQ:308626525

                Email: yarum@163.com   

Research and Selected Publications

GRANTS WON

(RMB 200,000) Reading Dynamic Assessment Model (Shidai Jiahe in Beijing) 2018-2021Winner

(RMB 10,000) National News-press Collaboration Lab (FLTRP) FundingEye-tracking Based Primary School Reading Dynamic Assessment.NKF2018BA03)(2018-2021Winner

ShannXi Higher Education Association Cognitive Diagnostic Assessment based Mobile technology Acceptance Model Construction (XGH17025) Winner

(RMB200,000) China National Social Science Fund: From EFL Listening Cognitive Diagnostic Assessment to Dynamic Intervention (16BYY096)Winner

(RMB 90,000) Ministry of Education, Humanities and Social FundConstruction of MALL Integrated Teaching Ecology System for West China 2012-2015, 12YJA740057,Winner

(RMB 40,000) Xi’an Jiaotong University “Innovation Research Fund”: “EFL Audio-Visual Comprehension Diagnostic and Adaptive Item Pool System Based on Cognitive Diagnostic Assessment(CDA)” 2011-2013, (SK2011029) Winner

(RMB 30,000) Cognitive Diagnostic Assessment Based Personalized English Listening Intervention and Adaption System, 2012 International Visiting Scholar GrantWinner and host professor

Co-inviting International Scholar (Rebecca L. Oxford) for a Short Term Visit to Xi’an Jiaotong University. 2012, No. 57 of the World Renown Expert Projects

(RMB 6,000) Shaanxi Province Social Fund, “College Students’ use of ICT in English Study in Northwest China” 2009-2010 (No.09k004), Winner

(RMB 50,000)Ministry of Education, Humanities and Social Fund “Personalized EFL Self-diagnostic and Tutoring System07JA7400282007-2010, 2nd head

Co-inviting International Scholar (Rebecca L. Oxford) for a Short Term Visit to Xi’an Jiaotong University. 2008, the World Renown Expert Projects

($13,000) China Scholarship Council 2004. winner

(RMB 5,000) Study on College Students’ ICT Use in the Ecology of Education, Xi’an Jiaotong University Research Fund. 2008-2010. Winner

 

RESEARCH PROJECTS PARTICIPATED

English Writing Cognitive Diagnosis Model and Its Validation (17BYY015), Funded by China National Social Science (2017-2020) 1st participant

Research on Phonetic Category Perception (15BYY05) Funded by China National Social Science (2015-2018)

CDA Based Personalized Online English Learning Diagnosis and Advice (12BYY055), sponsored by National Social Science Foundation of China (2012-2015), 1st participant

On the Relationship between the EFL Learners Cognitive Level and Critical Thinking Competence, Shaanxi Province (2013-2015), 2nd participant

Investigation of Undergraduate EFL Learners Pragmatic Competence in Xi’an Jiaotong University (2013-2014), 1st participant   

Developing a Web System of Personalized English Learning Diagnosis and Intervention Based on Cognitive Diagnostic Assessment (2011-2013), 1st participant

Constructing Personalized English Learning and Self-diagnosis System (07JA740028) (2007-2011), 2nd participant

Function Theory Based Caption Translation Teaching, Shaanxi Province Social Fund. (2011-2012), 3rd participant

English Pronunciation Teaching Based on Brain Cognition Mechanisms, 2012-201412YJCZH022, Sponsored by Ministry of Education Humanities and Social Fund for Young Researchers (2012-2014), 2nd Participant

Exploring New Methods to Solve IDS Problems in English Pronunciation, 2011jdhz47International Cooperation Program of Xi’an Jiaotong University (2011-2013), 2nd Participant

Modern Foreign Language Education in the Light of Brain Mechanisms of Language Acquisition, Xi’an Jiaotong University “Innovation Research Fund”, (2011-2013)SK2011036

personalized English learning diagnosis and advice” as one of sub-projects “Personalized English learning system in web context” (2003-2004),  sponsored by the Funds of National Natural Science(60103022).

“Web-based personalized English learning diagnosis and advice” (2005-2007) sponsored by Fund of Teaching Reform of Xian Jiaotong University

EFL Learners’ controllable Factor-Based Personalized English Learning Strategies Tutoring and Consulting System (2002-2006), sponsored by the Chinese National Education and Science Program Planning Office.No.: FIB011311

(RMB 50,000) Chinese National Education and Science Program Planning Office “The Controllable-factors-based Individualized English Learning Styles and Strategy Consultation System”, 2003-2006

PAPERS PUBLISHED 

Meng Y., Zhang X., Zhang Y., Lantolf J. & Ma X (Forthcoming) Mediation-based Foreign Language Teachers’ Research Capacity Development, Modern Language Journal.

Meng Y., Qin L., & Lantolf J.  (Forthcoming) Sociocultural Theory and Second Language Development--A Talk with James Lantolf.

Meng Y., Ma X. & Yue Z.2018University Students’Perceptions on MALL—Evidence from Metaphors[J]. Foreign Languages and Their Teaching [J](5) (CSSCI)

Meng Y., Liu D. & He G. (2018) Mobile-assisted Language Learning Acceptance: From Model Construction to Cognitive Diagnostic Classification.[J] Modern Education Technology (08) (CSSCI)

Wang W, Song L, Ding S, Meng Y. An EM-Based Method for Q-Matrix Validation[J] Applied Psychological Measurement,  2018:014662161775299. (SCI)

Zhang Y. & Meng Y. (2018) Theories and Review of Oral Report Method in L2 Listening Cognitive Process [J]. Foreign Language Testing and Teaching (02):47-58.

Ding, S., Wang, W., Luo, F., Xiong, J., & Meng, Y. (2017). Irreplaceability of a Reachability Matrix[C]. The Meeting of the Psychometric Society (pp.229-238). Springer, Cham.

Liu H, Meng Y, Qiu H. The relationship between the cognitive levels of the questions raised by English learners and their critical thinking skills[J]. Foreign Language Learning Theory & Practice, 2016. (CSSCI)

Wang,W., Song,L., Chen,P., Meng,Y.& Ding, S. (2015).Attribute- and Pattern-Level Classification Consistency and Accuracy Indices for Cognitive Diagnostic Assessment [J]. Journal of Educational Measurement. (SCI)

Ma, X. & Meng, Y. (2015) CDA-based EFL Listening Diagnostic Modeling: Towards Personalized Online Diagnosis. China Language Strategies. Vol.1 Nanking University Press, Nanking, China.

Oxford, L. Rebecca & et.al Focus on context: Narratives from East Asia” System. 201443:50-63(SSCI)

Meng, Y. (2013). On Chinese Teaching Assistant’s Cross-Cultural Issues in Classroom Teaching in US Universities—from a Pragmatic Failure of “Never Mind”. Journal of Central South University (Social Science), (CSSCI) 2013(2): 243-246

Ma, X., Meng, Y. and et.al. (2012) Construction and Development of Self-diagnostic and Tutoring System for Personalized EFL Audio-visual Comprehension. Foreign Language Education2012(4): 59-63(CSSCI)

Meng, Y. (2012). Vocabulary Strategies in Translating Publicity-oriented Materials.  News Research, 2012(5): 91-92

Meng, Y. (2010). Post BAND 4 students’ Feedback on TBLT, Journal of English Studies, 8(4): 76-81.

Meng, Y. (2010). A Comparative Study of College Students’ IT Application in English Learning. Journal of Central South University of Forestry & Technology (Social Sciences), 4(4): 122-127.

Meng, Y. (2010). College students’ Perceptions on TBLT. Journal of Yantai University (Philosophy and Social Science). 23 sup.: 119-123.

Meng, Y. (2010) College Students’ Perceptions on the Issues of Task-based Language Teaching in Mainland China. Journal of Language Teaching and Research. 1(4): 434-442

Meng, Y. (2009). College Students’ ICT Literacy and Influencing Factors in the Ecology of English Education. Computer-assisted Foreign Language Education. (6): 30-34 (CSSCI)

Meng, Y. (2009) On Chinese teaching assistants’ professional development in American universities. US-China Foreign Language7(10): 39-44

Meng, Y. (2009) College Students’ Use of ICT in English Study From the Perspective of Ecology of Education Information Technology. China Educational Technology & Equipment (2): 131-132

Meng, Y. (2009) An Investigation into ICT use of College Freshmen. Education for Chinese After School (Theoretic Version) (8): 105-106

Meng, Y. (2008) Development of Diagnosis and Advice System for Personalized English Learning Strategies Based on EFL Learners’ Controllable-factors. Journal of PLA University of Foreign Languages 31(4): 38-42 (CSSCI)

Ma, X, Meng, Y. et.al. (2008) The Empirical Studies and System Construction of “Personalized English Learning Diagnosis and Advice”. Foreign Language Teaching and Research. 40 (3): 184-187 (CSSCI)

Meng, Y. Liu, Yi. (2003). A Case Study on Internet-assisted English Writing Instruction, Proceedings of the First National TEFL Convention. 2003

Meng, Y. (2002). Probing Information in Stresses in Listening  An Express Way to English August, 2002

Meng, Y. & Wang, D. (2002), A Case Study on After-class Audio-visual Environment  Collected Essays on Foreign Language Teaching and Research in Xi’an Jiaotong University 2002

Liu, Y. & Meng, Y. (2002) The Cultural Background of the Song Scarborough Fair  Collected Essays on Foreign Language Teaching and Research in Xi’an Jiaotong University 2002

CHAPTERS

Meng, Y. (2007) A Journey to Take: the Academic and Cultural Identity Construction of Chinese Teaching Assistants in American Universities. In P. Probers, Bridging the Sino-American Divide Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. ( 237-259)

Oxford, R., Meng. Y., et al. (2007) Use of Adversity: Moving Beyond L2 Learning Crises. In A. Barfield & S. H. Brown (Eds.), Reconstructing Autonomy Language Education (P131-142). New York: Palgrave Macmillan

WEB SYSTEM DEVELOPED

Dynamic Assessment in EFL Listening (2016-2019 in progress)

Personalized English Learning: Diagnosis and Guidance  

http://202.117.261.242/2011-2013

EFL Audio and Visual Comprehension Diagnosis and Advice: Aural-Visual

http://202.117.216.251/english/2007-2011

BOOKS

Chen, X., Cao, Y., Dong, Y., Liu, R., & Meng, Y. (2009). 21st Century New College English Listening, Speaking and Watching, book 4 (National Planned Course book) Shanghai: Fudan University Press.Authorship by surname sequence

Chen, X., Cao, Y., Dong, Y., Liu, R., & Meng, Y. (2009). 21st Century New College English Listening, Speaking and Watching, (Teacher’s Book, book 4) (National Planned Course book) Shanghai: Fudan University Press. Authorship by surname sequence

Meng, Y., Li, Y., & Nolan. P (2008) New Survival English for Travelling Abroad. Xi’an: Xi’an Jiaotong University Press.

Meng, Y., Li, Y., & Nolan. P (2009) New Survival English for Travelling Abroad (2nd Edition). Xi’an: Xi’an Jiaotong University Press.

Meng, Y., Li, Y., and Xie, L. (2008) 710 for Band 6 Reading. Xi’an: Xi’an Jiaotong University Press

Meng, Y., Li, Y., and Xie, L. (2009) 710 for Band 6 Reading. (2nd Edition). Xi’an: Xi’an Jiaotong University Press.

Meng, Y., (2002), Macbeth. in L. X. Du Selected American Literature, Xi’an Jiaotong University Press

Tian, P. and Meng, Y., 1999, Simulated Tests for BAND Six, Xi’an Jiaotong University Press

 

PRESENTATIONS

 

1) Meng, Yaru University Students’Perceptions on MALL—Evidence from Metaphors, ICLL 2018 Conference, Rome ItalyJuly 212018

2) Liu, Dan & Meng YaruThe Construction of Computerized Dynamic AssessmentC-DAModel for EFL ListeningXi'an, May2018.

3) Meng,Yaru & Liu,Dan(2017). From Cognitive Diagnostic Assessment (CDA)to Dynamic Intervention(DA) in EFL Listening The 8th International Conference on English Language Teaching in China Oct. Xi’an, 20,2017.

4) Meng Yaru & Zhang Yanhua(2017). Retrospective Verbal Reports in Diagnostic Listening Test, The International Conference on Second Language Acquisition from Social Cognitive PerspectivesXi’an Oct.11,2017

5) Meng, Yaru, Liu,Dan & Zhang, Yanhua(2017). Immediate Retrospective Verbal Reports in L2 Listening Constructs: A Cognitive Diagnostic Approach Based Validation at the Fourth National Foreign Language Assessment ConferenceGuang Zhou. Sep.22, 2017

6) Yan, Yihe, Meng Yaru, Ma,xiaomei & Zhang Yanhua(2017). Construction of Attribute-based Dynamic Mediation for  Cognitive Diagnostic EFL Listening Test,   Theory and Practice: Imperatives on Contemporary second Language Acquisition Research, June 3,2017.

7) Meng, Yaru & Ma, Xiaomei2015. EFL Listening Diagnostic Assessment Based on Cognitive Diagnostic Approaches, International Conference on Language Testing and Assessment. Guangzhou, China. Nov.30.2015

8) Ma, Xiaomei & Meng, Yaru Towards Diagnostic Language Assessment (DLA): Cognitive Diagnostic Approach(CDA) and its Application in EFL Listening3rd National FL Testing Conference. Chongqing, China. Oct.17,2015.

9) Ma, Xiaomei & Meng, Yaru, (Keynote) Development of Personalized English Learning Diagnosis and Guidance System, at the Asia-Pacific Language Acquisition Symposium, University of Western Sydney, Australia, November 22, 2013

10) Meng, Yaru, Cognitive Diagnostic Approach(CDAin College EFL Listening Diagnostic Model Construction, Applied Linguistics Department, Pennsylvanian State University, PA. United States, November 15, 2013

11) Meng, Yaru3 Rivers TESOLPsychometric Analysis of TAP Based EFL Listening Cognitive Diagnostic ModelPittsburg University. October 26, 2013

12) Meng, Yaru. (2012) Mobile-Assisted Language Learning (MALL) in China’s Higher Education Context, Globalization and Localization in Computer Assisted Language Learning. Oct17-20, 2012

13) Ma, Xiaomei & Meng, Yaru (2012) Construction of Self-diagnostic and Tutoring Online System for Personalized EFL Listening Comprehension, Globalization and Localization in Computer Assisted Language Learning. Oct17-20, 2012

14) Meng, Yaru & Ma, Xiaomei (2012) CDA based Verification and Establishment of College EFL Audio-Visual Comprehension Diagnostic Model, Chinese English teaching and Research Association 2012 annual meeting. Aug. 20-23, 2012

15) Meng, Y. and Oxford, R. (2011) Asian Doctoral Students’ Views of Task-based WebCT Discussions in an American Education Program. 3rd International Conference on English, Discourse and Intercultural Communication, Macao Polytechnic Institute. June 21-24 2011

16) Ma, Xiaomei and Meng, Yaru (2011) Construct Validity of Online Dynamic English Audio-visual Diagnostic Tests.  3rd International Conference on English, Discourse and Intercultural Communication, Macao Polytechnic Institute. June 21-24 2011

17) Meng, Y. (2009). EFL Teaching and Learning in China from the Perspective of Chinese Teaching Assistants in the U.S.” on June 20th, 2009. 2rd International Conference on English, Discourse and Intercultural Communication Macao and Urumqi, June 18th — 24th 2009

18) Ma, X., & Meng, Y. (2007) Diagnosis and Advice System for Personalized English learning Strategies Based on EFL learners’ Controllable-factors. China 2007 Conference on Online Foreign Language Education, Weihai Vocational Institute, Shandong province

19) Meng, Y, and Li, H (2006). A Journey to Take: the Linguistic, Academic and Cultural Identity Construction of Chinese Teaching Assistants in American Universities, on Nov. 3rd 2006 “Bridging the Sino-American Divide: American Studies in an International Context” at University of Hong Kong, November 3-5, 2006

20) Jung, S., & Meng, Y, (2006) Information and Communication Technology Use among Chinese College Learners of English as an International Language presented at AAAL Montreal, Canada, 2006

21) Meng, Y. & Oxford R. (2006) How Task-based Web-CT Discussions Facilitate Academic Learning and English Acquisition of Asian Graduate Students, on August 19th 2006. In Asian FEL Conference in Fukuoka, Japan, August, 2006

22) Meng, Y. & Cheng, B. (2006) Chinese College Students’ Perceptions of Communicative Task-based Language Teaching. ELT IN CHINA 2006 & 3rd International Symposium on CET. At Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, Nov. 7-9, 2006

23) Meng, Y., & Liu, Y., (2002) A Case Study on Internet-assisted English Writing Instruction, The First China National TEFL Convention, in Nanking

 

AWARDS & HONORS

 

2018 Shannxi Province College English Association Best Paper Award, 3rd Award

2018 the 4th National Foreign Language Mocro-class Contest, Shannxi Province. 2nd Award:"Listening Between the Lines"

2018 the 3rd Shannxi Province Mirco Class Contest. 2nd Award:"Distinguish Between Facts and Opinions".

2018 the 3rd “Science Publishing House Cup” Xi’an Jiaotong University Mirco Class Contest. 2nd Award

2017 Shannxi Province College English Association Best Paper Award, 2nd Award

2016 Excellent Online Project Award of China Ministry of Education Online Education Center.

Second Award for 2015 Higher Education Humanities and Social Sciences Achievement in Shaanxi Province

2015 Shannxi Province College English Association Best Paper Award, 2nd Award (2nd author)

2015 Shannxi Province College English Association Best Paper Award, 2nd Award (3rd author)

2018 the 4th National Foreign Language Mocro-class Contest, Shannxi Province. Second Award:"Listening Between the Lines"

2015 Higher Education Humanities and Social Sciences Achievement in Shaanxi Province,2nd Award

2011  “The 12th Xi’an Jiaotong University Best Course Book”, 2nd Award forNov. 2011

2012 School of Foreign Studies Best Teacher Award for 2011-2012

2011 2nd Award for “The 10th Shaanxi Province Humanities and Social Sciences”

“Best Teacher Award for 2009-2010”, School of Foreign Studies, Xi’an Jiaotong University

2011 School of Foreign Studies Best Teacher Award for 2010-2011

2010 3rd Award for “the First National Teaching Contest Funded by Foreign Language Teaching Education Press”, Shaanxi Province, 2010.

2010 3rd Award for “Best Papers in Annual Foreign Language Teaching Conference in Shaanxi”, 2010.

 2010 1st Award for “Teaching Contest” School of Foreign Studies, Xi’an Jiaotong University

2009 1st Award for “Teaching Contest ” Xi’an Jiaotong University

2005“Best Teacher Award for 2004-2005” School of Foreign Studies, Xi’an Jiaotong University,

2003“Best Teacher Award for 2001-2002” by School of Energy and Power Engineering 2002, Xi’an Jiaotong University,

2003“Best Teacher Award for 2000-2001” by School of Energy and Power Engineering 2001, Xi’an Jiaotong University

Education& Experience

  

   EDUCATION

Ph.D. in English Language and Culture, Shanghai International Studies University. 2013

Dissertation: Developing a Model of Cognitive Diagnostic Assessment for College EFL Listening System.

M. A. in English linguistics and Applied Linguistics, School of Foreign Studies, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, China, 2003

Thesis: A Case Study on After-Class, nternet-Assisted Writing Forum for Graduate Students

B. A. of English Language & Literature Foreign Language Department, Lan Zhou University, 1995

Minor in Computer Science, Lan Zhou University, China 1995.

EXPERIENCE

EFL Teaching    June 1995— Present

College School of Foreign Studies, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, China

Visiting Scholar with Professor James P. Lantolf   2013— 2014

Applied Linguistics Department, College of the Liberal Arts, The Pennsylvania State UniversityUniversity Park, PA 16802US

Visiting Scholar with Professor Rebecca L. Oxford   2005—2006

Second Language Education, School of Education, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, US

 Director for Confucius Institute (2012)

Teacher of Chinese in Confucius Institute  Feb., 2006-August, 2006

Confucius Institute, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, US

 

Courses

 COURSES

Undergraduate: College English Integrated Course (I-VI)—Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing

Graduate: Statistics and Measurement Language Research (MA course for Applied Linguistics)

IELTS Prep Courses — Listening and Speaking

TOFEL Prep Courses— Listening and Speaking

International Cooperation

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