Song Jiang

SONG JIANG (Associate NFLRC Director) is assistant professor of Chinese and Chinese section head in the Department of East Asian Languages & Literatures (EALL). He has published papers on Chinese linguistics, pedagogy, curriculum design, and technology use in the classroom. He recently led the Chinese Section to win a Chinese Language Flagship Grant, a multi-year grant by the federal government’s National Security Education Program, to establish an undergraduate Chinese Language Flagship program on the UH Mānoa campus. This program will serve Chinese learners who commit to achieve professional-level proficiency in Chinese language, while pursuing degrees in the academic majors of their choice. He played a leading role in establishing the business Chinese language program at UHM and has actively engaged in program and curriculum development for training Chinese linguists from the military and government. He has worked on many NFLRC projects on the teaching of Chinese, including our Business Chinese online café, and has been awarded the Excellence in Teaching Award by the College of Languages, Linguistics, & Literature (LLL). He is currently the president of the Chinese Language Education Association of Hawaiʻi (CLEAH) and serves on the Board of Executive Directors for the national Chinese Language Teachers Association (CLTA). He is also a member of the Standing Committee for Technology and Chinese Language Teaching (TCLT), and the book review editor for the Journal of TCLT.