Chinese Language Flagship Program

Creating Global Professionals

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


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Xiaoyan Hu (胡小艳)

  • Senior Lecturer
  • Chinese Language Flagship Program
  • Phone: 401.874.2554
  • Fax: 401.874.4694
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  • Mailing Address: Swan Hall 143
    Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures
    60 Upper College Road, Kingston, RI 02881


Xiaoyan Hu is Senior Lecturer for the Chinese Language Flagship Program and the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures, and Assistant Director of Chinese International Engineering at URI. She was named 2017 Teacher of the Year by the Rhode Island Foreign Language Association (RIFLA).

She has taught almost all courses in Chinese language and literature at URI, including CHN 421-422: Modern Chinese Literature, CHN 315-316: Flagship Advanced Multimedia Chinese, CHN 216(H), 215(H), 114H, 113H, 112(H), 111H, and CHN 101: Elementary Chinese. Prior to joining the Department, she served as a Visiting Professor of Chinese through the Confucius Institute’s partnership with Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China. As a Confucius Institute Instructor, she also taught Chinese to elementary and middle school children in the local RI community.

Before coming to the U.S., she worked for over 4 years as a Chinese Instructor at the Zhejiang University International College, where she taught novice to the intermediate level Chinese language and Medical Chinese courses to international students. In 2010, she received the “Excellent Instructor Award” at the 3rd Annual “Chinese Bridge” Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign Students in China.

Ms. Hu’s goal is to share the Chinese language and culture with eager students and assist them on their path to become global professionals, while continually expanding her own professional and academic career.



MA, Modern Chinese Literature, Zhejiang University, China
BA, Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language, Zhejiang University, China

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