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.
Ashley is a doctoral student of Applied Linguistics at Teachers College, Columbia University, specializing in second language acquisition. She holds a Master of Science degree in TESOL from The City College of New York, and teaches graduate-level courses related to second language acquisition and pedagogy. She also has seven years of ESL/EFL teaching experience with learners located in Argentina, Afghanistan, Pakistan and the Bronx, NY.
Shan is a doctoral student in Applied Linguistics at Teachers College, Columbia University. She graduated from the One-year TCSOL program with Distinction in 2020 and continued her academic pursuit as a doctoral candidate in Second Language Acquisition. She is a passionate and persistent learner and teacher. Before she worked as a language teacher for over 5 years, she earned her master's degree in TESOL at the University of Edinburgh.
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.