Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures

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I-ling Hsu

  • Lecturer of Chinese
  • Swan Hall 142 - Office Hours: MWF 1:00-1:50
  • Phone: 718-772-4888
  • Email:


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.

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