Li-Shih Huang completed her Ph.D. at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto (OISE/UT). Prior to joining the University of Victoria, she was a full-time faculty member at the School of Graduate Studies, University of Toronto. Currently, she is an Assistant Professor in Applied Linguistics and is associated with the Learning and Teaching Centre as a Learning and Teaching Scholar.
Li-Shih brings with her over eight years of instructional and curriculum design experience in EAP, ESP, ESL, and EFL at the university and graduate levels. Her creativity in designing pedagogical materials has been recognized by the international professional association TESOL, which awarded her the Mary Finocchiaro Award for Excellence in the Development of Pedagogical Materials. Most recently, she has been the project director and co-principal investigator of a major research project that investigates the construct validity of the internet-based TOEFL® Academic Speaking Test.
Li-Shih’s teaching and research interests include applied linguistics, second language acquisition, English for academic purposes across disciplines, language learning and use strategies, and sociocultural theory. She is also multilingual, with her translation competency accredited by national authorities in Australia (National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters) and Canada (Federal Government’s Translation Bureau).Visit Li-Shih's website for additional information.