Assistant Professor of Chinese
Ph.D. in Chinese Linguistics and Pedagogy, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
M.A. in Chinese Linguistics and Philology (Teaching Chinese as a Second Language Specialization), Peking University
B.A. in Teaching Chinese as a Second Language (TCSL), Beijing Foreign Studies University
Qiaona joined Wake Forest in 2016. She has previously taught courses at all levels of Mandarin language and Business Chinese in the States and China. Her research specializes in the intersection between Chinese linguistics and second language acquisition and currently focuses on defining, assessing, and developing Chinese syntactic complexity. She is particularly interested in task-based language education, language for specific purposes, and cognitive linguistics
CHI 101 First-Year Chinese I
CHI 102 First-Year Chinese II
CHI 153 Second-Year Chinese I
CHI 201 Second-Year Chinese II
CHI 220 Third-Year Chinese I
CHI 231 Fourth-Year Chinese I
CHI 255 Business Chinese
Zhang, L., & Yu, Q. (forthcoming). Yashi bu zuo jiangren—Zhongguo chuantong huihua de zhexue [Being Literati not craftsmen –the Philosophy of traditional Chinese painting]. In Liu, G. & Wang, H. (Eds.) Chuantong yu xiandai: Haiwai zhongwen wenhua jiaoxue [Tradition and transition: Teaching Chinese culture overseas]. Beijing, China: Beijing University Press.
Brown, A., & Yu, Q. (2018, Feb 19). Building the ship while sailing: faculty learning communities and technology. Retrieved here.
Li, X., Zhou, S., Yu, Q., Zhao, Y., and Han, Z., (Eds.). (2012). The experiencing Chinese picture dictionary (Tiyan Hanyu Tujie Cidian), Beijing, China: Higher Education Press.
Yu, Q. (2011). Rule Conspiracy in Chinese time expressions, In Zhuo J.-S. (Ed.), Proceedings of the 23rd North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics (NACCL-23). Retrieved here.
Yu, Q. (Nov, 2018). Chinese text presentations and reading efficiency, paper presentation at the International Conference of Chinese Languages Teaching and Research, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA.
Rallings, Y. & Yu, Q. (Nov, 2018). Enhance communicative competence beyond the classroom via VoiceThread, poster presentation at the 2018 ACTFL Annual Convention & World Languages Expo, New Orleans, LA, USA.
Yu, Q., (Mar, 2018). When task-based language teaching meets local and virtual communities in a business Chinese course, paper presentation at the Beyond a Limited Scope: Chinese for Specific, Academic, & Professional Purposes Conference & Workshop, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
Vincent, A. S., Pérez-Muñoz, C., Yu, Q., & Merfeld-Langston, A. (Feb, 2018). Collaborating across organizational lines in Language for Specific Purposes, roundtable session at ISLSP/CIBER Business Language Conference, Gainesville, Florida, USA.
Brown, A. S., Yu, Q., & Knox, B. (Oct, 2017). Building the ship while sailing: faculty learning communities and technology, concurrent session at the MAGNA Teaching with Technology Conference, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. (This conference trip was funded by the TLC Faculty Teaching Development Fund.)
Yu, Q. (May, 2017). A research-instrumented Chinese Timed Writing and Speaking Test (TW&ST), paper presentation at the CALICO (Computer-Assisted Language Instruction Consortium) 2017, Flagstaff, Arizona, USA.
Yu, Q. (May, 2016). Outlining Chinese syntactic complexity development via TC-units, at the 28rd North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics (NACCL-28), Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, USA. (This conference trip was funded by the UHM-EALL Research/Travel Funding.)
Yu, Q. (Nov, 2015). Defining and validating measures of Chinese syntactic complexity, paper presentation at the 2015 ACTFL Annual Convention & World Languages Expo in San Diego, California, USA. (This presentation received the CLTA-WALTON Presentation Prize and was partially funded by the Cheng & Tsui Professional Development Grant.)
Lu-Chen, J. & Yu, Q. (Jan, 2015). Developing Chinese speaking proficiency through Canvas, presentation at the 1st annual Dalton-Punahou World Language Conference, Punahou School, Honolulu, Hawai‘i, USA.
Yu, Q. (Oct, 2013). Developing, validating, and using measures of Chinese syntactic complexity, paper presentation at the 5th Biennial International Conference on Task-Based Language Teaching (TBLT), University of Alberta, Banff, Canada. (This presentation received the TOEFL TBLT Student Research Award and was partially funded by the UHM Graduate Student Organization Grant.)
Yu, Q. (May, 2012). Blending teaching and testing: an online tutorial assessment model for task-based Chinese teaching, paper presentation at the 7th International Conference & Workshops on Technology & Chinese Language Teaching (TCLT7), University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Honolulu, Hawai‘i, USA.
Yu, Q. (Nov, 2011). Complexity development in a task-based Chinese class, paper presentation at the ‘Crossing Boundaries’ 4th Biennial International Conference on Task-Based Language Teaching (TBLT), University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand. (This presentation was funded by the UHM Graduate Student Organization Grant and the Chung-fong and Grace Studies Fund).
Yu, Q. (June, 2011). Rule conspiracy in Chinese time expressions, paper presentation at the 23rd North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics (NACCL-23), University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, USA.
American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)
Computer-Assisted Language Instruction Consortium (CALICO)
Chinese Language Teachers Association (CLTA)