Chinese 7382 - Spring 2011The Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures (DEALL) at The Ohio State University offers both an M.A. and a Ph.D. degree in Chinese Linguistics, with students advised by two graduate faculty members, Professors Marjorie Chan and Zhiguo Xie. (Also see the information on our Chinese Linguistics Program here and further information on the DEALL website.)

Given our graduate programs in Chinese linguistics, we offer a full range of graduate courses in Chinese linguistics to students in our department. The courses also attract graduate students in other units such as Linguistics, Speech and Hearing Sciences, Education, etc.

In addition to graduate Chinese linguistics courses, I have also taught an undergraduate course on Chinese linguistics (viz., Chinese 580, which is now renumbered as Chinese 4380). Since conversion to the semester system, we have added three more undergraduate Chinese linguistics courses to the inventory of courses for undergraduate students. In addition to 4000-level courses in Chinese linguistics that are designed for undergraduate students, 5000-level are typically also open to undergraduate students, but with the courses offered under a different class number.
Chinese linguistics faculty also contribute to the teaching of culture courses. One of these is Traditional Chinese Culture (Chinese 2231) and the other Chinese Ipera (Chinese 5474), which encompasses both national and regional varieties of China’s rich heritage in traditional performing arts.

In Autumn Semester 2013, in addition to my regular course load, I also served as faculty supervisor in our offering, for the very first time at Ohio State, a course on Conversational Cantonese for Mandarin Speakers (open to both learners of Chinese and native Mandarin speakers). A new, two-course sequence of conversational Cantonese was proposed and approved late Autumn Semester 2014: Chinese 4301 – Conversational Cantonese for Mandarin Speakers I, and Chinese 4302: Conversational Cantonese for Mandarin Speakers II. The first offering of Chinese 4301 is Spring Semester 2015. We aim to offer at least Chinese 4301 on an annual basis for the next few years, and hope that the two-course sequence can eventually be offered annually. We also plan to extend and offer these two courses as distance-learning courses as well.

C4194 - Au 2013Our language courses (and all my own courses) are taught in multimedia classrooms over the years, integrating course assignments and classroom activities with computer technology. In addition, I have also begun to use blended instruction, combining the use of the physical classroom with the virtual classroom.


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