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					Lin Jia
林     佳

                            Department of Asian and Slavic      Tel: (319) 471-0712
                            Languages and Literatures           E-mail: jia-lin@uiowa.edu
Contact Information         656 Phillips Hall                   Teaching Website:
                            University of Iowa                  http://myweb.uiowa.edu/jlin1/Beijing%20home.html
                            Iowa City, IA 52242 USA


Education
Will receive M.A.     University of Iowa, Iowa City
degree in May, 2010   M.A. candidate, Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language
                      Research interests: reading strategies, methodology in teaching reading
                      Advisor : Prof. Helen H. Shen

Sep2003 - July2007    Beijing Language & Culture University, China
                      B.A in Chinese Language and Literature
                      Honors: Excellent Paper Prize in 2nd Annual Teaching Chinese as a Foreign
                              Language Student Conference
                              Scholarship of Excellent Academic Performance three times
                              consecutively (2004-2007)

Teaching Experience
Jan 2010-May 2010     T.A. as Head Instructor of Fourth-year and Fifth-year Chinese
                      The University of Iowa
                      Teaching independently
                      Taking full responsibility: curriculum design, development of syllabi and
                      materials, class instruction, language assessment, and dealing with students
                      concerns

Aug 2009-Dec 2009     T.A. as Head Instructor of Fifth-year Chinese            The University of Iowa
                      Teaching independently
                      Taking full responsibility: curriculum design, development of syllabi and
                      materials, class instruction, language assessment, and dealing with students
                      concerns

Aug 2008-Aug 2009     Teaching Assistant of Chinese                          The University of Iowa
                      Courses taught: First-year Chinese, Fourth-year reading and integrated skill
                      training, and Fifth-year Chinese

June 2009-Aug 2009    Teaching assistant              Summer Intensive Program, Beloit College
                      Course taught: Third-year Chinese

Nov 2005-July 2008    Instructor of Chinese (Full-time/Part-time)
                      Language Center, X-Consulting Co., LTD, Beijing, China
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                      Courses taught: Beginning Chinese, Advanced Chinese, Business Chinese and
                      Chinese Culture

Jan 2008- July 2008   Instructor of Chinese
                      Guavatalk Web-based Chinese Teaching Program , X-Consulting Co., LTD
                      Courses taught: Beginning Chinese, Intermediate Chinese, Children Chinese and
                      Business Chinese
Jun 2005              Chinese Tutor
                      BLCU and Dickinson College Language-Exchange Program
                      Introduced Chinese Language, Culture, and Beijing Opera to American students

Dec 2009              Instructor of Traditional Chinese Dancing
                      Confucius Institute, the University of Iowa
                      Will teach traditional Chinese dancing and Chinese arts to American students

Oct 2003 – 2006       Chinese Tutor
                      Beijing Language & Culture University
                      Tutored a diverse group of international students Mandarin Chinese at all
                      different levels
                      Subjects including Writing, Speaking, and Reading

Publications
Forthcoming           Book Chapters:
                      Helen H. Shen, Jia Lin, Ting Huang and Shu Zhu Teaching Chinese as a
                      Second Language: Reading Instruction Methods, Peking University Press

Nov 2006              On the Requirements and Challenges to Teachers of Individualized Instruction of
                      Second Language, Beijing: Graduate Journal of Beijing Language & Culture
                      Univ, Volume 2 ,P9-P12

Dec 2006              On Individualized Instruction in the Age of Information , Shandong: Modern
                      Education Newspaper, Dec 2006, C2

Mar 2007              On the Requirements and Challenges to Teachers of Individualized Instruction of
                      Second Language, Nanjing: Educational Information., March 2007, P162-P163

Jan 2008              A Brief Analysis to Bing Xin's To Little Readers (B.A. Degree thesis),
                      Fujian: Ai Xin, Volume 28, P19
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Conferences and Workshops attended:
Nov,2009             Presentation: Instructional Models in L2 Chinese Reading Class
                     ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages)         2009
                     Annual Convention and World Languages Expo

Feb,2009             Trainee. ACTFL OPI(Oral Proficiency Interview) Tester Training Workshop
                     a three-day intensive workshop, University of Iowa

Nov 2006             2nd Annual Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language Student Conference
                     Beijing Language and Culture Univ.
                     Submitted Paper On the Requirements and Challenges to Teachers of
                     Individualized Instruction of Second Language
                     Won Excellent Paper Prize

Dec 2007             4th International Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language Conference
                     Beijing Language and Culture University

                     Attended all quarterly teaching workshops and monthly seminars held by
Nov 2005-July 2008   Language Center, X-Consulting Co., LTD, Beijing
                     Subjects included class activities design, speaking, pronunciation, grammar
                     drills, class management, and web-based instruction etc.


Projects
Mar 2009-Present     Instructional Models in CFL Reading Class: Direct Instruction Approach
                     Project Leader: Prof. Helen H. Shen, The University of Iowa
Sep 2008-Dec 2008    Learning Chinese through Traveling in Beijing
                     A Web-based teaching project designed for advanced Chinese learners
                     http://myweb.uiowa.edu/jlin1/Beijing%20home.html
                     Supervisor: Prof. James Pusack, The University of Iowa


Professional Certificates
Oct 2005             Mandarin Chinese (Putonghua) Certificate (First-class: 95.2/100)
                     Grantor: The National Language Affairs Committee of China.
Apr 2007             Elementary & Secondary School Teacher Pedagogy and Psychology Certificate
                     Grantor: Beijing Education Committee
Apr 2007             Pass PRAXIS-1 Test (teacher certification exams ) (score:547)
                     Grantor: Educational Testing Service
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Professional Membership
Member: The Chinese Language Teachers’ Association (CLTA)
Member: The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)

Multimedia Technology
Image: Fireworks, Photoshop; Audio: Audacity; Video: Camtasia, IDvd, IMovie, Windows Movie Maker
Web Design: Dreamweaver, HotPotatoes, ObjectMover;


Departmental Service at the University of Iowa
Aug 2009-Apr 2010     Chief Editor of Juhe Supplement, a magazine dedicated to the publication of
                      excellent essays written by Chinese learners
Oct 2009              Designed and performed a dance drama Chang E Ben Yue for 8th Mid-autumn
                      Festival Celebration
Apr 2009              Performed Dance Solo in the 11th Cross Univ. Chinese Oral Performance
Sep 2008              Organized and hosted 7th Mid-autumn Festival Celebration
Dec 2008              Promoted and hosted First-year Chinese Oral Performance


Art specialty
Have rich experience in organizing cultural activities and administering art performances
Have interest in studying and performing traditional Chinese dancing, instruments and Beijing Opera

				
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