BA Degree in English at NWNU
MA Degree in TESL at PENN STATE
MA TESL is one of the programs in Applied Linguistics department at PSU.
2012-2013 Academic Year
Introduction of Applied Linguistics | 3 credits
It was a survey course and provided us with rich topics within applied linguistics field. Topics, such as psycholinguistics, philosophy of language, anthropological linguistics, sociolinguistics, bi/multilingualism, second language acquisition and teaching were included. It offered me a panoramic view of this filed and encouraged to me go into depth on my research interests.
Discourse Functional Grammar | 3 credits
This course helped me to get to know the structure of English better and encouraged me to relate and apply knowledge of the structures studied to research and/or teaching.
Teaching 2nd Language Writing | 3 credits
This course was designed to explore various perspectives on theory, research, and pedagogical applications in second language writing. BUT, what I benefit from this class was the assignment- writing a literacy autobiography. Through this assignment, I have developed greater reflection and self-awareness about my literacy background and gradually to see how language infects my heritage identity in both implicit and explicit ways. I would say that was a "awareness raising" assignment. Now, this piece of writing is enclosed in my advisor's book.
2013-2014 Academic Year
How to construct Identity through Language | 3 credits
This introductory course offered a close look at a (broadly-based) discursive approach to the study of language and interaction in the display/construction of social identities including gender, class, nationality and participant roles and social relationships across contexts from various methodological perspectives. Attachment is the glossary of terms, concepts and key players that I encountered in the readings over the course of the semester. Knowledge of this topic is built systematically.
Discourse Analysis | 3 Credits
This course provided an overview of the various theories of and approaches to the analysis of spoken and written discourse, e.g., speech act theory, conversation analysis, pragmatics, contextual analysis, functional/cognitive grammar, grammar and interaction, critical discourse analysis. I have designed and carried out my own preliminary research projects within the course of the semester. Unlike before, this time I am able to use linguistic devices, e.g., stances, deixis, agency, power, to describe and analysis the discourse and engage own story with scholarly conversations.
Practicum Teaching | 3 credits
I taught ESL 015 during spring semester 2014. This course required us to create and teach appropriate instructional materials for ESL 015 students. It also helped me to reflect my experience as a language teacher, assess my ability to teach lesson content while effectively managing the learning environment and get familiar with college teaching context.
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MA Degree in Anthropology at CUHK
Anthropology: A Postgraduate Introduction | 3 credits
Anthropological Field Methods | 3 credits
Seminar in Anthropology of China | 3 credits
Topic in Ethnography | 3 credits
Anthropological Theory | 3 credits
Anthropological Field Research | 3 credits
Semi in Anthropology China | 3 credits
Topics in Anthropology | 3 credits