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Elu Tu

Elu Tu

Assistant Professor and Foreign Language Lab Coordinator- Technology Center for Language Teaching & Learning

E-mail: tui1@southernct.edu
Office: EN-D155
Phone: (203) 392-6769

EDUCATION
Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction (Program of World Language Education) — University of Wisconsin-Madison

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Second Language Writing, Complex Dynamic System Theory, Self-Directed Learning, Digital Literacy, Language Policies, Chinese Language Pedagogy, Writing system, Teachers' Written Responses, Discourse Analysis

PROFESSIONAL LEADERSHIP
Director, Greater University Tutoring Service at University of Wisconsin-Madison Program Coordinator, Conversational English Curriculum Program at University of
Wisconsin-Madison

PUBLICATIONS
Tu, I. Emerging Second Language Writing Identity and Complex Dynamic Writing: A Transdisciplinary Perspective. Journal of World Languages, 4: 3,160-181.

Tu, I. Imagined Mandarin Community through Second Language Writing Practice under a Lens of Complex Dynamic System Theory. Canadian Modern Language Review (Under Review)

MANUSCRIPTS IN PREPARATION

Tu, I. Cultivating Self-Directed Learners in Chinese Classroom: A Case Study of Snowball Writing Practice

Tu, I. Does the “Best Practices” Help Students’ Self-Directed Learning in Second Language Writing? A Qualitative Study on Relation between Teacher’s Written Responses and Students’ Self-Directed Learning

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS
Tu, I. (Sep. 6-8, 2012). Exploring Writing Discourse with World Language Learners: Three Case Studies from China, Taiwan, and the United States. Paper presented at the Symposium on Second Language Writing, IN

Tu, I. (Dec 15-16, 2012). Discourse Analysis and Ecological Theory in World Language Learning: Three Case Studies in Shanghai. Paper presented at the Intercultural Competence and Interaction Conference, Shanghai, China

Tu, I. (Nov 22-23, 2013). A Discourse Analysis of Second Language Writing-- Complex Dynamic Systems Theory as a Framework. Paper presented at the Language and Language Teaching Conference, Pingtung, Taiwan

Tu, I. (Jun 20-21, 2014). The Zeitgeist of Educational Reform in Taiwan---from the 410 Demonstration to the National Twelve-Year Basic Educational System. Poster presented at the North American Taiwan Studies Association Conference, Madison, WI

Tu, I. (Nov. 13-15, 2014). A Discourse Analysis: On the Study of Interaction between Identity Capital and World Language Writing Systems. Paper presented at the Symposium on Second Language Writing, AZ

Cheng, Y., and Tu, I. (Apr.16-20, 2014). An Analysis of Common Core in Early Literacy Using the Lens of Developmentally Appropriate Practice. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association, IL

Tu, I. and Chiu, Y. (Oct.19-22, 2016). Using Complex Dynamic Systems Theory in Chinese Language Writing Classroom: A Pedagogical Perspective. Paper presented at the Symposium on Second Language Writing, AZ

Tu, I. (Mar. 15-18, 2017). Does the "Best Practices" Help Students' Self-Directed Learning in Second Language Writing? A Qualitative Study on Relation between Teacher's Written Responses and Students' Self-Directed Learning. Paper presented at the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC), OR