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Department of

Languages and Literatures

Sylvia (Shubin) Li, EdD

Lecturer, Chinese

Shubin Li, Ed.D., is a native Mandarin Chinese speaker from Beijing. She has more than 20 years of language teaching experience at higher education in China, England and the USA. Working as a Chinese editor and translator in the past has also added valuable experience to her language background.


Ed.D., Alliant International University, Educational Leadership and Management
M.A., University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Media Technology for TESOL
B.A., Capital Normal University (China), English

Scholarly and Creative Work

Professor Li’s scholarly work focuses on media technologies for teaching Chinese as a foreign language. To keep her constantly empowered and updated, since 2006 she has devoted her time participating in ACTFL conventions, CLTA (Chinese Language Teachers Association) conferences and workshops, and Chinese teachers training courses at Beijing Language and Culture University.

Teaching Interests

Professor Li’s teaching interest focuses on methodologies that aim to engage students to participate in interactive, collaborative and task-based activities. She enjoys designing teacher-student and student-student interactive activities with an appropriate use of media technologies and online authentic materials to help students to learn the Chinese language and to understand the Chinese culture. She is also interested in business Chinese.