Senior Lecturer in Chinese

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Dr. Haohsiang Liao is Senior Lecturer of Chinese Studies directing the Chinese Language Program at MIT. Before joining MIT, he has taught Chinese at Williams College and Harvard University. Dr. Liao’s career has focused on teaching and teacher education. He has co-authored several Chinese language textbooks for learners across various levels and published the book Easy Mandarin Chinese. He also contributed to the Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics published by Brill with his entry, “Chinese Language Pedagogy at the University Level in the United States.” Dr. Liao’s areas of expertise are Chinese language pedagogy, cross-cultural communication and teacher training. In addition, he is passionate about creating new ways of combining in-house instructions with advancements in digital learning. Dr. Liao is on the executive team for MandarinX MOOC courses on edX and on the academic panel for Chineasy.

Research Areas / Expertise: Chinese language pedagogy, cross-cultural communications, teacher training and evaluation, second language acquisition

2013 Ph.D. Ohio State University
2001 M.Phil. Taiwan Normal University
1998 B.A. Tsing Hua University