Chinese Language Flagship Program

Creating Global Professionals

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


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Yu Wu (吴瑜)

  • Assistant Professor
  • Chinese Language Flagship Program
  • Phone: 401-874-4704
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  • Mailing Address: Swan Hall 129
    Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures
    60 Upper College Rd. Kingston, RI. 02881


Professor Wu came to URI in 2016 and is an instructor for our Chinese Language Flagship Program.  Before coming to URI, she taught undergraduate and graduate courses at the Middlebury Chinese Summer School and also taught various levels of Chinese at UMass Boston. In addition, she taught community interpreting at Boston University Metropolitan School and legal Mandarin at Boston University School of Law. She is certified by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) as an Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) tester. She has presented at many national conferences, and was the recipient of the 2014 CLTA Walton Presentational Award. Her publications have appeared in books such as Advances in Chinese as a Second Language: Acquisition and Processing.


Second language acquisition and pedagogy

Proficiency-based teaching and assessment

Learner factors in language development

Computer-assisted learning


Ed.D: Language Education (Specialization in Second Language Acquisiton and Chinese Pedagogy), Boston University

MA: Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies

BA: English, Shanxi University

Certificate in Community and Legal Interpreting: Boston University



Wu, Y. (Manuscript under review) Analysis of teacher Talk: How to effectively scaffold and push learners to proceed to the next proficiency level?

Wu, Y. , Yang, Y., Yeh, H. (Manuscript under review).  Oral Corrective Feedback and Learners’ Perception of CF in Immersion CFL Classes.

Wu, Y. (Under Review). The differential effects of recasts and metalinguistic feedback on the acquisition of Chinese Wh-questions and Classifiers.

Wu, Y. (2014). The effect of metalinguistic prompts on the acquisition of Chinese wh-questions. In Jiang, N. (Ed.), Advances in Chinese as a Second Language: Acquisition and Processing, p. 33-53. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

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