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Visiting Chinese-Language Faculty from Taiwan

With a grant from the Alliance for Language Learning and Educational Exchange (ALLEX), another faculty member fluent in Chinese has joined the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures.

Mei-shan (Julie) Chou is now serving as a Chinese Teaching Associate for the HWS Chinese language program under the supervision of Professor Chi-chiang Huang and Assistant Professor Jinghao Zhou. Her placement for the 2007-08 academic year was arranged by ALLEX, which was founded to encourage the establishment of high quality Chinese and Japanese language programs at post-secondary institutions in the United States and Canada.

ALLEX’s Chinese Teaching Associate Program provides a professionally trains, native Chinese-speaking instructors who teach in exchange for tuition waivers to pursue post-baccalaureate study.

Having graduated from the University in Taiwan, Chou was selected by ALLEX through a rigorous application and interview process.

As preparation for her teaching assignment, Chou enrolled in a specially designed, summer teacher training program, originally developed by Mari Noda, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures, and Galal Walker, Professor of East Asian Languages and Literature, at Ohio State University. The seven-week program was taught by experts in Chinese pedagogy and master university instructors (who are native speakers of Chinese).

This semester Chou is teaching Beginning Chinese II (with Assistant Professor Zhou), Intermediate Chinese II, and Advanced Chinese II.

For more information about ALLEX, visit East Asia.