Chinese Program Senior Lecturer
Lihua Zhang, a Mandarin and Shanghainese speaker, received her M.A. from the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada, and then earned her Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley where she focused on German, English, and Chinese contrastive linguistics. In addition, she also obtained a Berkeley TESL certificate. She taught German in both China and America for over a decade and also taught Chinese both as a foreign/heritage language from the elementary to the advanced levels. Her publications in the field of Chinese language education involved teaching Chinese as a foreign/heritage language, the integration of film into the Chinese curriculum, and computer-assisted language learning. She authored A Contrasted Study of Aspectuality in German, English, and Chinese and co-authored with Claire Kramsch The Multilingual Instructor. Her current interests are in applied linguistics as well as in foreign/heritage language and culture education.