Weina Zhao

Senior Lecturer in Chinese

Interests include language teaching methodology, cross-cultural communication, Chinese pedagogical grammar, and language and culture.

I teach a range of Chinese language courses including Beginning and Advanced Beginning Chinese, Intermediate and Advanced Intermediate Chinese and Advanced Oral Chinese.

My research interests include foreign language teaching methodology, Chinese pedagogy and comparisons of Chinese and English grammar.

I also enjoy music, reading and movies.


  • B.A., Nanjing University
  • M.A., Clark University

Current and upcoming courses

  • This course is designed to further expand students' comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Reading materials will be selected from newspapers, short stories, essays, and films. Students will study Chinese and China from different perspectives. In addition to authentic audio and videotapes, Chinese learning APPs will also be used as study aids. The class is conducted in Chinese.