Dexin Dai

Dexin Dai

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Chinese

Dexin Dai holds an MA degree in Teaching Chinese as a Second Language and is a doctoral student in Second Language Acquisition at the University of Iowa. She taught Intermediate Chinese courses in the Confucius Institute of Mexico City, and Beginning Chinese courses at Binzhou Medical University, China. Currently, she serves as a teaching assistant in the Chinese Program of Asian and Slavic languages and Literatures at the UI and teaches first-year and second-year Chinese courses. Her research interests include second language reading, Chinese pedagogy, and technology in language teaching.

 

Todd Jones

Graduate Student, Asian Civilization
Xi Ma

Xi Ma

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Chinese

Xi Ma is a graduate student in the Foreign Language Acquisition Research and Education (FLARE) doctoral program. She holds a K-12 licensure for teaching Chinese in Iowa. She has been teaching Chinese as a foreign language for learners at both collegiate and K-12 level since 2008. At the University of Iowa, she regularly coordinates and offers Post Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) Chinese courses for Iowa high school students via distance learning. Her main research interests includes second language acquisition of Mandarin Chinese, language pedagogy, in particular, pedagogical grammar of teaching Chinese as a foreign language.