Professor Zhu is originally from Beijing, China. She is a tenured professor at the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (DLIFLC) and has received multiple Provost Teaching Excellence Awards. Besides her 18 years of teaching experience, she also worked as a full-time interpreter at the US Embassy in Beijing during negotiations on China’s entry into the WTO.
In addition to teaching CHLA 8310 - "Conversation on Contemporary China", Professor Zhu is also involved with Direct Studies and the Custom Language Services.
Professor Zhu is also a life member of the Chinese Language Teachers Association of California (CLTAC) and a member of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL).
- Faculty training on second language acquisition assessment and tailoring instruction
- Translation and Interpretation (Chinese – English)
- Mandarin Chinese language and culture education
- Certified Chinese OPI tester
- Certified Diagnostic Assessment Specialist
- MA in Teaching a Foreign Language from MIIS
- MA in Conference Interpretation (English – Chinese) from MIIS
- Modern Chinese Cultural Encounters Vol 1: Studying & Traveling in China (English book)
- Various papers and conference presentations on teaching/assessing a foreign language
- March 2013, Published book review on The Learning Strategies Handbook (Chamot et. al. 1999) in the Foreign Language Insider column of SMIS, and internal publication at Directorate of Continuing Education, DLIFLC
Courses offered in the past four years.
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▹ indicates offered in the upcoming term[s]
CHLA 8310 - Conversation on Contemp China
Spring 2010 - MIIS, Fall 2011 - MIIS
CHLA 8325 - Politicl&SocialTopicsInChinese
This course is designed to focus primarily on oral skills, but will utilize various tasks and projects to strengthen all four skills that are essential in most formal and informal conversations and conferences on political and social topics in contemporary China.
Please note that this course also has a hybrid online component.
A textbook will be used to provide students with new vocabulary, grammar and key cultural topics, but the format and content of the textbook will not strictly be followed. Authentic up-to-date audio materials or newspaper articles, provided by both the instructor and the students, will be used to help supplement the textbook and to keep students up-to-date about China.
Weekly objectives and content will be posted on the course site.
Spring 2012 - MIIS