Building of Online Chinese Learning Community

Xuefei Hao, Academic Specialist

Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages, Michigan State University

3:30 pm central time, Thursday, April 22

Session recording coming soon


During the pandemic, the opportunity of meeting Chinese native speakers for Chinese language learners at Michigan State University is limited. Students feel isolated because of the lack of interactions with peers outside the Zoom classes. In this presentation, I will discuss appropriate and efficient ways to build a virtual Chinese learning community to provide students chances to communicate with peers and Chinese native speakers. On the platform, students can use the target language in practical communication, improve cultural awareness, and feel connected and supported by participating in online cultural events and other activities.

About the discussant:

Xuefei Hao, Academic Specialist of the Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages at Michigan State University. She teaches Chinese at all levels. Her research interests include linguistics and applied linguistics, Chinese pedagogy, teacher education, heritage language education, curriculum design, and language program design and development. She is also an active Chinese language and culture promoter in the Great Lansing area, who has served as provost, principal, and board member at the local Chinese community school.  

Delivery format: Zoom meeting

Contact: Jana Martin, Associate Director, Language Institute. Email Jana for access to a recording of the session.

If you need accommodations to participate in this event, contact Adolfo Carrillo Cabello at least three business days prior to the event.

Sponsors: University of Iowa, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Language Media Center; University of Michigan, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA) Language Resource Center; University of Minnesota, College of Liberal Arts (CLA) Language Center; Michigan State University, Center for Language Teaching Advancement; University of Wisconsin-Madison, Language Institute