Naiyi Xie Fincham

Naiyi Xie Fincham has an extensive background in designing, developing, implementing, and evaluating online world language courses for learners with various academic levels and learning needs. Prior to joining the CLT as an Assistant Faculty, Naiyi worked as a full-time faculty for the Language Flagship Technology Innovation Center (Tech Center) from within CLT. Naiyi received her PhD in Educational Psychology and Educational Technology from Michigan State University (USA) and her MA in Educational Studies from the University of Warwick (UK). Her research interests lie at the intersection of Second Language Studies, Technology-Enhanced Language Learning, and instructional technologies and design. Specifically, her work focuses on task-based language teaching in online and blended environments, and the affordances of technology-enhanced learning environments that support language learners’ metacognitive development.