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Dr Grace Qi


School of Humanities Media and Creative Comm

Grace Qi is a Lecturer in Language Education and Technology-Enhanced Learning at Massey University, and an Adjunct Lecturer and Research Fellow at Griffith University, Queensland, Australia. 

She is interested in languages education, language policy and planning, innovation and technology for learning, and intercultural communication in the process of language acquisition and cultural exchange.

Her current research areas: Innovation in languages/literacy education, design for learning, diversity and equity, teacher agency, learner engagement, early language learning and policy/planning in multilingual societies.

Grace Qi was a Senior Curriculum Officer developing K-10 Languages curriculum in the Department of Education and Training, Queensland, Australia.


Contact details

  • Ph: +64 9 213 6376 Ext. 43376
    Location: AT2.64A, Atrium Building
    Campus: Albany

Prizes and Awards

  • Early Career Award - Strategic Research Excellence Fund - Massey University (2020)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Multilingual Education

Technology-enhanced Language Teaching and Learning

Intercultural Language Learning

Language-in-education policy and planning

English as an International Language


21st Century Citizenship

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Applied Linguistics and Educational Linguistics (200401):
Curriculum and Pedagogy (130200): Education (130000): Educational Technology and Computing (130306):
Language in Culture and Society (Sociolinguistics) (200405): Languages, Communication And Culture (200000): Linguistics (200400):
LOTE, ESL and TESOL Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. Maori) (130207): Specialist Studies in Education (130300): Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators (130313)


Multilingual Education; Technology-enhanced Language Teaching and Learning; Intercultural Language Learning; English as an International Language

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 1 0

Research Outputs


Qi, Y., Wang, S., & Dai, C. (2020). Chinese Students Abroad during the COVID Crisis: Challenges and Opportunities. Global-E Journal. 13(65)
[Journal article]Authored by: Qi, Y.
Qi, Y. (2020). Book reviews Rhonda Oliver & Bich Nguyen (Eds.). Teaching young second language learners: Practice in different classroom contexts. Abingdon, UK and New York, USA: Routledge, 2018.. Language Teaching for Young Learners. 2(2), 302-306
[Book Review]Authored by: Qi, Y.
Chen, S., Zhang, S., Qi, GY., & Yang, J. (2020). Games literacy for teacher education: Towards the implementation of game-based learning. Educational Technology and Society. 23(2), 77-92
[Journal article]Authored by: Qi, Y.
Mneumann, M., Wang, Y., Qi, GY., & Neumann, DL. (2019). An evaluation of Mandarin learning apps designed for english speaking pre-schoolers. Journal of Interactive Learning Research. 30(2), 167-193
[Journal article]Authored by: Qi, Y.
Eisenchlas, SA., Schalley, AC., Qi, GY., & Tsai, PS. (2019). Home and away – Implications of short-term sojourning of young Australian bilinguals. Lingua.
[Journal article]Authored by: Qi, Y.
Qi, GY., & Wang, Y. (2018). Investigating the building of a WeChat-based community of practice for language teachers’ professional development. Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching. 12(1), 72-88
[Journal article]Authored by: Qi, Y.
Wang, Y., & Qi, GY. (2018). Mastery-based language learning outside class: Learning support in flipped classrooms. Language Learning and Technology. 22(2), 50-74
[Journal article]Authored by: Qi, Y.
Qi, G., Naug, H., Colson, N., Pearson, A., & DuToit, E. (2017). A peer observation program for the professional development of laboratory tutors. The Asia-Pacific Scholar.
[Journal article]Authored by: Qi, Y.
Qi, GY. (2016). The importance of English in primary school education in China: perceptions of students. Multilingual Education. 6(1)
[Journal article]Authored by: Qi, Y.


Qi, GY. (2019, July). Interculturality and technology. Presented at the 2nd Pan-Pacific Technology Enhance Language Learning (PPTELL)
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Qi, Y.
Qi, GY. (2019, November). Engaging students with intercultural language learning in online spaces. Presented at the Fifth Biennial Colloquium of the Languages & Cultures Network of Australian Universities (LCNAU). The University of Western Australia, Perth.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Qi, Y.
Qi, GY. (2019, July). Qi, G. Y. (2019). Paper presentation, 10-12 July 2019, “flipped classrooms and scaffolding in the digital space” in the XXth Social CALL - Computer-Assisted Language Learning conference (CALL conference) held in Hong Kong.. Presented at the XXth Social CALL - Computer-Assisted Language Learning conference (CALL conference)
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Qi, Y.
Qi, GY. (2018, September). Adopting WeChat for out-of-class intercultural understanding: developing a handbook of intercultural learning and teaching activities. Presented at the Intercultural Language Teaching and Communication Cluster (ILTAC Cluster) Mini-conference. Melbourne.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Qi, Y.
Qi, GY. (2018, December). Employing digital technologies to scaffold language learning in flipped classrooms. Presented at the 7th International Conference of Educational Innovation through Technology (EITT2018)
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Qi, Y.

Consultancy and Languages


  • August 2017 - September 2018 - Department of Education and Training, Queensland
    As a Senior Curriculum Officer
  • Dec 2014 to Dec 2018 - Griffith University
    Research fellow and lecturer
  • January 2020 - December 2020 - Ministry of Education
    NCEA Subject Expert

Teaching and Supervision

Courses Coordinated

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Co-supervisor 2 0

Current Doctoral Supervision

Co-supervisor of:

  • Liping Chen - Doctor of Philosophy
    How New Chinese Immigrant Families Adapt to New Zealand's Education System for Their Children
  • Chujie Dai - Doctor of Philosophy
    The speaking strategies and agency of New Zealand learners of Chinese in one-to-one videoconferencing sessions with native speaker teachers

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