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Junqing Jia’s research focuses on understanding foreign language learning motivation and creating motivating experiences in the classroom and beyond to transform students into lifelong, self-motivated and effective learners. Jia hopes to leverage the results of her research to contribute to the diverse learning environment at Hamilton.

Her current projects include designing gamified mobile application for foreign language learning. She’s taught Chinese as a foreign language since 2005, including teaching courses at all levels at Ohio State and Williams College.

Jia received her bachelor’s degree in Chinese language and literature and master’s degree in comparative literature from Shanghai Normal University. She received her doctorate in Chinese language pedagogy from Ohio State University.

Recent Courses Taught

Third Term Chinese
Americans & Chinese: Case Studies of Cross-Cultural Communication

Select publication & presentations

  • Jian, Xiaobin, Jianfen Wang, Junqing Jia and Chenghua Feng. 2016. Perform Suzhou: a Course in Intermediate to Advanced Spoken Mandarin. Suzhou, China: Suzhou University Press.
  • “An extended learning mechanism: advanced-level Chinese language learner motivation,” paper presented on the panel “Beyond Proficiency: Chinese Learners in a Professional Environment.” American Council on The Teaching of Foreign Languages and Chinese Language Teachers Association. Boston, MA. November 2016.
  • “Positioning and motivated behaviors in advanced-level Chinese classroom,” paper presented on the panel “New Use of Old Methods: Developing Advanced Chinese Proficiency through Literary Texts.” The Second CLTA International Symposium on Chinese Teaching and Learning. College Park, Maryland. April 2016. 
  • “Designing game point system for portable devices,” paper presented on the panel “Gamification of Feedback System in a Foreign Language Program.” American Council on The Teaching of Foreign Languages and Chinese Language Teachers Association. San Antonio, FL. November 2014.
  • “Motivating factors in a study abroad program,” paper presented at the International Conference on the Development and Assessment of Intercultural Competence, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ. January 2012. 

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Educational Background

Ph.D., Ohio State University
M.A., Ohio State University
M.A., Shanghai Normal University
B.A., Shanghai Normal University

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