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Dr. Qian Wang

Senior Instructor

Asian Studies

Faculty of Arts

Research Themes: 

Language, Sustainability and Transnationalism

Qian Wang is the Director of the Chinese Language Program at Asian Studies and teaches non-heritage Mandarin Chinese language courses at UBC. Her main research interests are on the teaching and learning of Chinese as a foreign language. She is particularly interested in non-heritage learners’ acquisition of tones and especially Tone 3 in the learning of Mandarin Chinese. She is also interested in discovering innovative ways to teach traditionally difficult Mandarin Chinese segments in the classroom setting. With the aid of UBC Flexible Learning funding, she has already developed many new online materials for students and instructors. Combining her training in linguistics and her passion for language teaching, she is devoted to the application of linguistic theories to language classrooms.

Research Interests

The teaching and learning of Chinese as a foreign language, particularly interested in non-heritage learners’ acquisition of tones and especially Tone 3 in the learning of Mandarin Chinese.

Discovering innovative ways to teach traditionally difficult Mandarin Chinese segments in the classroom setting.