Loyola University Maryland

Modern Languages & Literatures

Dr. Donglin Chai


Visiting Affiliate Assistant Professor of Chinese
410-617-2520
dchai@loyola.edu
Maryland Hall 457

Education

  • The Ohio State University, PhD (Chinese Language Pedagogy)
  • The Ohio State University, MA (Chinese Language Pedagogy)
  • Shanghai International Studies University, BA (Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language)

Research and Teaching Interests

  • The Analects of Confucius
  • Curriculum Development
  • Study Abroad Program Design/Implementation
  • Pedagogical Material Evaluation/Creation
  • Teacher Training

Recent Courses Taught at Loyola University Maryland

Courses taught in Chinese:

  • CI101: Chinese I
  • CI303: Selected Readings in Modern Chinese I

Selected Publications and Presentations

  • Chai, Donglin, Crista Cornelius, and Bing Mu. Action! China: A Field Guide to Using Chinese in the Community. Routledge, 2018.
  • Chai, Donglin, Jiajun Tao, and Wenli Yuan (submitted). “Guidao Jiaotong Hanyu” 轨道交通汉语 [Chinese for Transit Rail Majors].
  • Chai, Donglin. Review of “Zhuoyue Hanyu–Gongsi Shizhanpian” 卓越汉语-公司实战篇 [Excellent Business Chinese], by Zhongqi Shi, Lingjun Hu and Xiaodan Wang. Journal of the Chinese Language Teachers Association, vol. 50, no. 1, 2015, pp. 109-113.
  • Chai, Donglin, Hongyao Chen, Xuhu Tan, and Wenting Zhao. “Articulating Advanced Chinese Language Programs: Goals and Instructors,” presented at the annual meeting of American Council of on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), November 2016, Boston, MA.
  • Chai, Donglin, and Bing Mu. “Using Field Performance Tasks in Chinese Study Abroad Contexts,” presented at the annual meeting of The Chinese Language Teachers Association, USA (CLTA), April 2016, College Park, MD.
  • Chai, Donglin. “Developing Teaching Expertise: Case Studies of Chinese Language Teacher Trainees in the U.S.,” presented at the annual meeting of Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, March 2016, Columbus, OH.
  • Chai, Donglin. “Chinese Teaching Practicum in Performance-based Teacher Training Program,” presented at the annual meeting of American Council of on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), November 2015, San Diego, CA.
  • Chai, Donglin. “Conducting Field Performance in the Local Community,” presented at the annual meeting of American Council of on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), November 2014, San Antonio, TX.
  • Chai, Donglin, Crista Cornelius, and Bing Mu. “Performance-oriented, Community-based Language and Culture Learning Tasks for Study Abroad Programs,” presented at the annual meeting of The Chinese Language Teachers Association, USA (CLTA), October 2014, Bloomington, IN.
  • Chai, Donglin, and Rachel Wayne. “Building Learners’ Social Network through the Student Committee System,” presented at the annual meeting of The Chinese Language Teachers Association, USA–Greater New York (CLTA–GNY), May 2014, New York City, NY.

Awards and Grants

  • Graduate Associate Teaching Award, The Ohio State University (2017)
  • Cengage Learning Award for Innovative Excellence in the Teaching of Chinese as a Foreign Language (First Prize), The Chinese Language Teachers Association, USA (2014)
  • Graduate Teaching Associateship, The Ohio State University (2011–2012, 2013–2017)
  • Graduate Student Travel Grant, The Ohio State University (2014–2016)

Professional Service

  • Editorial Reviewer of Practical Chinese Usage for Routledge and A Chinese Grammar for English Speakers for The University of California Press (2017)
  • “Pronounce Chinese Names,” two workshops and one online video series for The Ohio State University faculty and staff (2016–2017)
  • Exam Writer and Advisory Committee Member, The Ohio State University Collaborative Articulation and Assessment Project (CAAP) (2014–2017)
  • “Using The Performed Culture Approach in Chinese Language Teaching,” invited talks given at Shanghai Jiao Tong University (Columbia’s Business Chinese and Internship Program) and Shanghai International Studies University (undergraduate program of Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language) (2014)

Memberships in Academic Societies

  • American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)
  • The Chinese Language Teachers Association, USA (CLTA)
  • Modern Chinese Literature and Culture (MCLC)
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