Teaching Classic Chinese Stories as a Bridge to Interculturality

Dr. Sun’s main research areas include American students’ motivation and interest in learning Chinese, effective teaching strategies, and the cultivation of cross-cultural communication skills in Chinese language classrooms. She has taught Chinese at the university level for over a decade and has designed and offered a number of beginning, intermediate, and advanced Chinese language courses integrating traditional and modern Chinese culture. Rooted in years of theoretical explorations, classroom teaching, and teacher training, Dr. Sun’s lecture will provide insight to researchers and front-line classroom teachers to meet new and rapidly changing pedagogical challenges in the areas of integrating language and culture toward building students’ global perspectives and skills as a global citizen.