Project Description


Jia Xu received her B.A. in Teaching Chinese as a Second Language with a minor in Finance (2005) and her Ed.M. in Curriculum and Methodology of Teaching Chinese as a Second Language (2009) from Beijing Language and Culture University. Before joining the Columbia faculty in 2012, she had taught all levels of Chinese at BLCU. She served as program coordinator and language instructor in the foreign diplomats program of the Confucius Institute and Columbia University’s Summer Program in Beijing. She also set up and taught in the Chinese program at Bentley School in California. Her research interests are in the areas of psychology, cognitive studies in education, second language acquisition and Chinese language pedagogy. She has either authored or co-authored the Chinese Textbook for Foreign Diplomats, the Great Wall Chinese series, Medical Chinese books, and all levels of the new HSK and YCT. Jia Xu currently teaches first-year and second-year Chinese in EALAC.


Office: 512 Kent Hall
Office Hours: TR 11:30-1:00
Teaching Hours: MTWR 8:50-9:55, 10:10-11:15
Phone: (212) 854-3594