Dai Chen

Senior Lecturer in Chinese

Interested in Chinese language pedagogy and second language acquisition.

My research interests encompass a range of topics in Chinese language pedagogy and second language acquisition, including CFL (Chinese as a Foreign Language) curriculum and course design, the relationship between vocabulary and language acquisition, effectiveness of integrating computer technology in Chinese language classroom, and objective Chinese language testing and evaluation.

I have taught all levels of language courses from elementary to advanced level, including Beginning Chinese, Advanced Beginning Chinese, Intermediate Chinese, Advanced Intermediate Chinese, Advanced Chinese, and Advanced Conversational Chinese.

I enjoy reading, traveling, cooking, music and playing piano.


  • B.A., Shanghai Teachers' University
  • M.A., University of Iowa