Dr. ZhaoHong Han is Professor of Language and Education in the TESOL and Applied Linguistics Department at Teachers College, Columbia University. Dr. Han co-directs the TCSOL Program with Dr. Lening Liu. Dr. Han’s main research includes second/foreign language acquisition and language teaching. Her research is widely published in international journals and monographs of applied linguistics and second/foreign language education.
Dr. Lening Liu
Co-director of the TCSOL Program
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Dr. Lening Liu is Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures and Director of the Chinese Language Program at Columbia University. In addition, he is the Director of the Confucius Institute and serves as co-director of the TCSOL Program with Dr. Han. Dr. Liu's research interests are in the areas of historical syntax, discourse grammar and Chinese language pedagogy. He has published a number of articles on the evolution of Chinese conjunctive adverbs, the rhetorical structures of Chinese, the history and innovation of Chinese pedagogy, etc.
Dr. Hansun Waring
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Dr. Vivian Lindhardsen is the director of the TESOL Certificate Program and the Community Language Program at Teachers College, Columbia University, and she teaches Grammar and Assessment courses in the TESOL and Applied Linguistics Program at TC. Dr. Lindhardsen’s main research interests include second language assessment and pedagogical approaches to teaching and assessing writing. She is currently a commissioner of the CEA (Commission on English Language Accreditation) and a member of the PRAXIS ESOL National Advisory Committee (NAC) at ETS.
Dr. Sharon Chang is a Lecturer and Student Teaching Coordinator in the Bilingual/Bicultural Education Program at Teachers College, Columbia University. Her research and teaching interests are sociocultural perspectives of language acquisition and pedagogy (in and out of school context), Chinese languages and linguistic diversity, Bilingual and Multicultural Education.
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Yayun Anny Sun is a doctoral student in the Applied Linguistics program at Teachers College, Columbia University. She has been teaching in the TCSOL Program for the past five years. Her primary research interest is in second language acquisition, especially input processing. Other research interests include curriculum development and teacher education.
Cong Jojo Dong
Cong Dong (Jojo) holds a masters degree in Chinese Linguistics and Literature from Ewha Women’s University in South Korea and is continuing to work toward her PhD. She has taught Chinese and Korean language for more than 6 years. Jojo graduated from the certificate program in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (TCSOL)at Columbia University Teacher’s College in 2018. From the program, she developed a thorough understanding of teaching methods for second language acquisition, with an emphasis on task-based language teaching. Her thesis on this subject has been selected for presentation at the 17th New York International Conference on Teaching Chinese.
Paige (née Jingzi) is a doctoral student in Applied Linguistics with Second Language Acquisition (SLA) as her main chosen Ed.D track here at Teachers College, Columbia University. Prior to joining the doctoral program, she worked full time for two years as a Chinese Linguist II for the U.S. Department of State, providing intensive language and cultural training for the U.S. foreign service community so as to prepare the posts of the diplomats and their eligible family members overseas. Paige received a M.S. in Applied Linguistics from Georgetown University and a B.A. in Linguistics with High Distinction from The University of Michigan - Ann Arbor. While working towards the completion of her M.S., Paige researched the speech perception and production of French voiceless plosives by English speakers with varying French proficiency levels, and investigated the effects of immediate corrective feedback on Mandarin lexical vs. contour tone intelligibility by native speakers of English. Paige is interested in cross-linguistic phonetics, the relation between speech perception and production of bi/multilinguals, theoretical as well as the socially applied aspects of SLA and multilingualism.