Qiaoqi Chen

Ph.D. Student

Research Fields:

Chinese Language Pedagogy; Second Language Acquisition; Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages

Personal Statement:

I have wanderlust and love to explore different cultures and try out cuisines from different parts of the world. This owes much to my experience of studying and living in a multicultural environment during my M.A. program and being friends with people from all of the continents. This experiences also contributes to a more liberal and critical mindset as well as my passion to become a cultural transmitter through teaching language. I also have a broad interest in other disciplines, like religion and philosophy.

Academic History

  • B.A. Northwest Normal University (China)
  •        Chinese Language and Literature (Educational Emphasis)
  • M.A. Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  •        TESOL

Teaching Experience


  • Fall 2013        Chinese 1: Elementary Modern Chinese

Other Teaching Experience:

  • 2012              Chinese Tutor for American College Students
  • 2011- 2012    English Teacher, American Language Institute, IUP
  • 2010              Chinese Tutor for American College Students
  • 2010              English Tutor for Chinese Immigrants


  • 2012-2013: UCSB Graduate USAP Fellowship


  • Dr. Hsiao-Jung Yu, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies