Yea-Fen ChenYea-Fen Chen

Associate Professor

Office: Curtin 892
Phone: 414-229-2492
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Curriculum Vitae: PDF 115kb


Ph.D., Foreign Language Education, Indiana University, Bloomington
M.A., Applied Linguistics, Indiana University, Bloomington
B.A., Foreign Languages & Literatures, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan

Research Interests:

Second Language Acquisition, Foreign Language Learning Strategies, Foreign Language Pedagogy, Technology Application in Foreign Language Learning/Teaching, Distance Learning/Teaching, Language Policy

Teaching Interests:

Chinese Language, Chinese Film, Chinese Culture, Chinese Calligraphy, Foreign Language Pedagogy, Foreign Language Learning Strategies, Second Language Acquisition, Sociolinguistics

Courses Taught:

First- to 8th-Semester Chinese
Chinese Culture through Film
Chinese Calligraphy
Traditions & Festivals: Chinese Language and Culture with a focus on Taiwan
China Now: Art & Language

Other Relevant Activities

Executive Director, Chinese Language Teachers Association, U.S.
Member, AP Chinese Exam and Course Development, The College Board, 2007-present
Consultant, AP Chinese Language and Culture, The College Board, 2006-present
Executive Director, Calligraphy Education Group: 2004-2008
Executive Board, WAFLT: 2003-2007

Recent Publications:

Chaoyue: Advancing in Chinese. Textbook for Intermediate to Pre-advanced Chinese (co-author): Columbia University Press, New York, NY: 2010

Reflecting on the Future of Chinese Language Pedagogy: Honoring the 40-year Distinguished Career of Professor George Chih-ch'ao Chao (co-editor): Shihda Bookstore, Taipei, Taiwan: 2005

Integrated Chinese Level I Second Edition: Textbook, Workbook, Character Workbook, Teachers' Manual (co-author): Cheng & Tsui Company, Boston, MA: 2005