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Qi Wang has extensive experiences in the field of teaching of Chinese as a second language. Her expertise lies in the design and delivery of intensive language programs in which student proficiency is highly valued. She taught at the Soka University of America in 2009, and more recently worked as an instructor and team leader at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey for four years. 

Professor Wang is actively engaged in service to the field of language teaching and research. She served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Chinese Language Teachers Association of California, organizing Mandarin Speech Contests and annual academic conferences for the community of Chinese language teachers in California. She is also the author of three papers on Chinese literature and one paper on teacher reflection. She has made presentations on task-based instruction, reading autonomy and literacy, and teacher mentoring.

Areas of Interest

Qi' s research interests primarily are the relationships between affective variables and student achievement in second language acquisition. Her dissertation studies the impact of anxiety on achievement for students of Chinese as a second language. In addition, she is interested in second language acquisition and multi-media learning.

Academic Degrees

  • PhD candidate in Learning and Instruction, University of San Francisco
  • MA in Asian Studies, California State University, Long Beach, 2009
  • BA in Chinese Language and Literature, Beijing Normal University, 2006

Professor Wang has been teaching at the Institute since 2017.