Tiao-Guan Huang

Visiting Assistant Professor of East Asian Languages and Literatures Tiao-Guan Huang was invited to give five workshops on Chinese language pedagogy in Taiwan.

In April, she gave an invited workshop to faculty and students of the U.S. National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) program at Wenzao Ursuline University of Language. At that, she introduced Oral Proficiency Interview, a standardized, global assessment of functional speaking ability devised by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), and its application to Chinese learning.

Together with Zhuoyi Wang, associate professor of East Asian Languages and Literatures, Huang gave two invited workshops at Wenzao Ursuline University of Language and National Taiwan University. Both were titled “Beyond Plot, What Else: How to Use Film as a Pedagogical Tool for Chinese Language and Culture Courses at Various Levels.” Huang discussed various ways to use film clips as a teaching tool in Chinese language classes.

Huang also gave two invited workshops at National Taiwan Normal University and Wenzao Ursuline University of Language.  Both workshops were titled “I+1 Theory and Its Pedagogical Application.” Through lectures and hands-on activities, Huang shared various ways to design pedagogy and scaffold language teaching with the “i+1” theoretical framework.

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