Lecturer in Chinese

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Min-Min Liang graduated from National Taiwan University in Taiwan with a bachelor’s degree in Chinese Literature. She received a master’s degree in Chinese Literature from Harvard University in the United States. She has been a Chinese language instructor in the Global Studies and Languages Department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology since 2000.  Prior to MIT, she taught at the University of Pennsylvania, Swarthmore College, Simmons College and Brookline High School, for a total of almost 24 years in the field.  She has created three websites for the use in teaching: Teaching Chinese Writing (http://chinesewriting.mit.edu), Chinese Puzzles for Reading and Writing (https://chinesepuzzles.mit.edu), and Chinese Contemporary Writers (http://web.mit.edu/ccw/). In addition to teaching, she has done translations for non-profit organizations.  She has co-authored, with colleagues in the field, a set of reading texts called Modern Readers published by Better Chinese in 2015, and iChineseReader, an online Chinese leveled reading platform supported by Nanhai publisher.

Research Areas / Expertise: Language pedagogy; Framework for language teaching; Cross-cultural communication

1993 M.A. Harvard University
1990 B.A. National Taiwan University