Coordinator, Chinese Program
Yuan Lu received his Ph.D. in Second Language Acquisition with specialization in Chinese language teaching and learning from the University of Iowa in 2017. He taught Chinese language to foreign/second language learners in China and the state of Kansas before joining the University of Iowa. He is the coordinator of Chinese program at the University of Iowa, supervising curriculum and instruction in the program, and teaches First-year Chinese, Second-year Chinese, Accelerated Second-year Chinese, Fourth-year Chinese, Fifth-year Chinese: Chinese Linguistics and Academic Writing, and Introduction to Chinese Linguistics. His main research interests involve second language acquisition theories and research methods, language assessment and testing, and grammar and discourse learning and teaching in Chinese as a second language.