Chinese Language Flagship Program

Creating Global Professionals

60 Upper College Road Swan Hall 178, Kingston, RI 02881


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I-Ling Hsu (徐翊玲)

  • Lecturer
  • Chinese Language Flagship Program
  • Phone: 401.874.9863
  • Fax: 401.874.4694
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  • Mailing Address: Swan Hall 142
    Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures
    60 Upper College Road, Kingston, RI 02881


I-Ling Hsu is Lecturer of Chinese at the University of Rhode Island. A native of Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Hsu earned her B.A. at the National University of Kaohsiung. She came to the U.S. in 2007 and received her M.A. in Linguistics at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. Her passion towards language has also driven her to become a language instructor. Ms. Hsu has extensive teaching experiences with first, second and foreign language learners at primary, secondary and tertiary levels. Over the past years, she had taught the Chinese language, Chinese linguistics and Chinese literature, at the City University of New York. She has been working closely with the Chinese Flagship Program since 2011. As an adapter and translator, Hsu also participated in the projects developed by Living Language for Chinese and English courses. Her journey of Chinese teaching now continues at the University of Rhode Island (URI).

Focusing on foreign language education at URI, she is passionate about providing intensive language instruction and rigorous assessment, maximizing students’ learning in integrated training across disciplines, and elevating their learning experience by guiding them to study in articulated overseas programs. She strives to combine students’ interests in both Chinese and other academic domains in order to contribute to the development of global professionals.


Ms. Hsu’s thesis research investigates the parsing strategies adopted by native Chinese speakers when processing ambiguous Chinese relative clauses. Her research interest lies in proficiency-based instruction from Novice to Superior; development of learning/teaching methods with the help of technology in listening, speaking, reading, and writing; the components of creating a high-quality immersion program; how to help students articulate with the overseas program; and how to create tutoring materials to strengthen the core curriculum. An ongoing project of hers focuses on the development of proficiency-based curriculum materials that involves the use of LinguaFolio and Praat.


MA, Linguistics, Graduate Center, City University of New York

BA, National University of Kaohsiung, Taiwan

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