I-Ling Hsu is Lecturer of Chinese at the University of Rhode Island. A native of Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Hsu earned her B.A. at the National University of Kaohsiung. She came to the U.S. in 2007 and received her M.A. in Linguistics at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. Her passion towards language has also driven her to become a language instructor. Ms. Hsu has extensive teaching experiences with first, second and foreign language learners at primary, secondary and tertiary levels. Over the past years, she had taught the Chinese language, Chinese linguistics and Chinese literature, at the City University of New York and had worked closely with the Chinese Flagship Program at Hunter College. As an adapter and translator, Hsu also participated in the projects developed by Living Language for Chinese and English courses. Her journey of Chinese teaching now continues at the University of Rhode Island.
Ms. Hsu's thesis research investigates the parsing strategies adopted by native Chinese speakers when processing ambiguous Chinese relative clauses. Her research interests include finding and applying language strategies adopted by native Chinese speakers to teach Chinese, developing learning methods for second-language learners with the help of technology, perception and production of Chinese tones by heritage learners and non-heritage learners.
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