World Languages & Cultures | Zhang, Shenglan
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Shenglan Zhang‘s research focuses on CALL, online/blended learning, and reading on the Internet.

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

  • Zhang, S. (submitted). Applying Research-Based Multimedia Design Principles in Designing and Teaching Beginning CFL Learners Ba-Construction Online: A Pilot Study.

  • Zhang S. (submitted). A Review of Literature on Preparing Language Teachers to Teach Online: What Is Needed and What Has Been Done?

  • Zhang, S. (2016). Learning through a CMC-based tandem project with native speakers: A descriptive study of beginning CFL Learners. Journal of Technology and Chinese Language Teaching, 7(2), 58-81.

  • Zhang, S. (2016). Killing two birds with one stone – Turning CFL learners into book writers. Chinese as a Second Language, 51(2), 164-190.

  • Zhang, S. (2016). A blended Chinese-as-a-foreign-language short course – Design and perceptions. International Journal of Computer-Assisted Language Learning and Teaching. 6(2), 35-55.
  • Zhang, S. (2015). Using Authentic Multimedia Materials and Ethnographic Interview to Improve Target Culture Learning: A Preliminary Proposal. K-12 Chinese Language Teaching, 1(1), 1-9
  • Zhang, S. (2015). Teachers as curators: Curating authentic online content for beginning and intermediate CFL learners. Journal of Chinese Teaching and Research in the U.S. 128-140.
  • Zhang, S. (2014). An evidence-based practical guide to designing and developing Chinese-as-a-Foreign-Language (CFL) courses online. International Journal of Technology in Teaching and Learning, 10(1). 52-71.
  • Zhang, S., & Duke, N. K. (2011). The impact of instruction in the WWWDOT framework on students’ disposition and ability to evaluate websites as sources of information. Elementary School Journal, 112(1), 132-154.
  • Zhang, S., Duke, N. K., & Jimenez, L. (2011). The WWWDOT approach to improving students’ critical evaluation of websites.  The Reading Teacher, 65(2), 148-156.
  • Zhang, S., & Duke, N. K. (2008). Strategies for Internet reading with different reading purposes: A descriptive study of twelve good Internet readers. Journal of Literacy Research, 40. 128-162.

Scholarly Book Chapters:

  • Zhang, S. (2015). Using Computer-Mediated Communication to Enhance CFL Learners’ Culture Awareness . In Erhenbayaer, J. Yin, L. Ren, & J. Zhao (Eds.), Teaching Chinese and Culture in the International Context, (pp. 215-223). Hohhot: Inner Mongolia University Press.
  • Duke, N. K., Zhang, S., & Morsink, P. M. (2015). Neglected areas of instruction: Bad for print, worse for the Internet. In R. Spiro, M. DeSchryver, M. S. Hagerman, P. M. Morsink, & P. Thompson (Eds.), Reading at a crossroads? Disjunctures and continuities in current conceptions and practices. (148-161). New York: Routledge.
  • Pressley, M., Duke, N., Gaskins, I. W., Fingeret, L. Halladay, J., Park, Y. H., Mohan, L., Hilden, K., Zhang, S., Reffitt, K., Raphael, L. M., Reynolds, J., Golos, D., Solic, K., & Collins, S. (2008). Working with struggling readers: Why we must get beyond the simple view of reading and visions of how it might be done. In C. R. Reynolds & T. B. Gutkin (Eds.), Handbook of School Psychology (4th ed.) (pp. 522-546). New York: John Wiley & Sons.
  • Duke, N. K., Schmar-Dobler, E., & Zhang, S. (2006). Comprehension and technology. In M. McKenna, L. Labbo, R. Kieffer, & D. Reinking (Eds.), The International Handbook of Literacy and Technology (pp. 317-326), Volume II. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Chapters in Conference Proceedings (Refereed)

  • Zhang, S. (2014). Using Tongue Twisters to Supplement CFL students’ Pronunciation and Tone Practice. In J. Levis & S. McCrocklin (Eds). Proceedings of the 5th Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching Conference (pp. 177-181). Ames, IA: Iowa State University.
  • Zhang, S., & Duke, N. (2008). A Comparative Verbal Protocol Study of Fourth and Fifth Grade Students’ Website Evaluation Strategies. In K. McFerrin (Ed.), Proceedings of the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2008 (pp. 1921-1929). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

Media/Booklet Publications:

  • Duke, N. K., Moses, A. M., Billman, A. K., Zhang, S., & Bennett-Armistead, V. S. (2012). The ABCs of emergent literacy [DVD and book]. New York: Scholastic.
  • Billman, A. K., Duke, N. K., Hilden, K. R., Zhang, S., Roberts, K., Halladay, J. L., Martin, N. M., & Schaal, A. M. (2008). Concepts of Comprehension Assessment (COCA). Retrieved Retrieved February 25, 2010 from
  • Hilden, K. R., Duke, N. K., Billman, A. K., Zhang, S., Halladay, J. L., Schaal, A. M., Roberts, K., & Martin, N. M. (2008). Informational Strategic Cloze Assessment (ISCA). Retrieved February 25, 2010 from
  • China Today (CHIN375)
  • Elementary Mandarin Chinese I (CHIN101)
  • Elementary Mandarin Chinese II (CHIN 102)
  • Intermediate Mandarin Chinese I (CHIN 201)
  • Intermediate Mandarin Chinese II (CHIN202)
  • A Short Course for Engineering Students, Survival Chinese (Blended)
  • Principles and Practices of Flexible and Distance Education (CI507) (Online)
  • Principles and Practices of Flexible and Distance Education (CI407) (Online)
  • Integrating Digital Technology in Secondary Classroom (CI202)
  • Engineering-LAS Online Grant for Developing Blended Courses (2016)
  • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Scholars Program (2015)
  • LAS Small Grant (2015)
  • Foreign Travel Grant (2015)
  • Internationalizing the Freshman Experience Grant (2011, with Dr. T. Li)
  • SVPP Professional Development Award (2015), Iowa State Provost Office, $200
  • Chinese Language Teachers Association, Study Abroad Site Visit Award (2015), $1000
  • SVPP Professional Development Award (2014), Iowa State Provost Office, $500
  • Dissertation Completion Fellowship (2007), Graduate School, Michigan State University
  • Summer Research Fellowship (2005), College of Education, Michigan State University
  • Spencer Small Research Grant (2004), Graduate School, Michigan State University
  • University Graduate Continuing Fellowship Award (2004), Graduate School, Michigan State University
  • Recruitment Fellowship (2002-2003), College of Education, Michigan State University
  • Award for Academic Achievements and Contributions to Cross-Cultural Learning and International Understanding (1999), Kenyon College


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