Senior Lecturer in Chinese
Office: 604 Uris Hall
Office Hours: W 2:15-5:15
Phone: (212) 854-3604
EdD: Applied Linguistics, Teachers College, Columbia University
MA: Education, Villanova University
MA: Linguistic and Socio-cultural Anthropology, State University of New York at Binghamton
CHNS UN2201 Second Year Chinese N I
CHNS UN2202 Second Year Chinese N II
CHNS UN1010 Introductory Chinese
CHNS GU 4904 Acquisition of Chinese as a Second Language
Instructed Second Language Acquisition
Chinese Language Pedagogy
Task-Based Language Teaching
Shaoyan’s teaching career began at a weekend school for children adopted from China in a suburban area of Philadelphia. Before she joined Columbia at 2004, she taught Chinese language at Bryn Mawr, Haverford, Princeton, and Middlebury Summer School. Shaoyan has taught all levels of Chinese language classes and linguistic courses at both Columbia and Teachers College. She is the main author of the award-winning textbook series Discover China (http://www.mydiscoverchina.
Implementing TBLT in an online Chinese class for beginners (2024), in Lambert C. (ed) Designing tasks for teaching foreign languages, Cambridge University Press.
Introduction: Why should second/foreign language teachers tune in to instructed SLA? (2015). Working Papers in TESOL and Applied Linguistics, 15 (2), pp. i-iv. Teacher’s College, Columbia University: New York
Discover China (2014). Macmillan: Hong Kong
Computer-assisted second language teaching, learning, and research (2011). Working Papers in TESOL and Applied Linguistics, 11 (2), pp. 27-28. Teacher’s College, Columbia University.
“The Selective Fossilization Hypothesis and its Putative Implications for Second Language Teaching” “Working Papers in TESOL and Applied Linguistics, 2009)
Book Contribution Chinese Grammar Made Easy—A practical and effective guide for teachers (Yale University Press, 2008)
“Questions for Pedagogy and Research” (Working Papers in TESOL and Applied Linguistics, 2007)