Q: What is your educational and research background?
JS: I received my M.A. in TESOL and Teaching Chinese as a Second Language from NYU. My research background revolves primarily around language acquisition, cultural influences, and differentiation strategies in teaching language to heritage and non-heritage students. Additionally, I have a background in Mid-Imperial China.
Q: What is your current research focus or interest in the field of EAS?
JS: My current research focus is Chinese language acquisition and education amongst heritage and non-heritage students, and how US-China relations and contemporary culture plays a role in influencing students in their studies and their perspective on the language. I am also focusing on curriculum development and implementation. My other interest is in US-China relations from both a historical and cultural perspective.
Q: What is something you like about teaching at NYU?
JS: I enjoy the day-to-day interactions and discussions with my students and being able to grow and learn together!