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Xiaohong Sharon Wen, Associate Professor; Director of Chinese & Japanese Programs

Dr.Wen's research interests include first and second language acquisition and Chinese language education. She has conducted numerous studies on acquisition of Chinese as a second / foreign language by American university students, Chinese learning motivation and affective factors. Her research findings have appeared in refereed journals in the United States, China, Europe, and Japan.

Office: 453AH
Telephone: 713-743-3072
Web page: http://www.class.uh.edu/mcl/mcl_fac_wen.asp
Email address: Xwen@uh.edu

Jing Zhang (M.A. Peking University)

Instructional Assistant Professor. Ms. Zhang was schooled in Beijing, PR China. She majored in Literature and minored in Language and Educational Administration.


Office: 608AH
Telephone: 713-743-0926
Email address: jzhang5@uh.edu

Marshall McArthur (Ph.D)

Dr. McArthur teaches classes in Chinese language and culture. Prior to teaching at the University of Houston, Dr. McArthur taught Chinese at Rice University from 1998-2006.

Dr. McArthur earned his Ph.D. in the Center of Asian Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. He has translated short fiction and articles published in Positions, the Taiwan Literature English Translation Series, and for Rice University's Transnational China Project. He has served on the advisory board of the HSK Test [Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi] for the Houston area, and has recently been elected as a board member for the Texas branch of the Chinese Language Teacher's Association. Dr. McArthur's current research interest is the use of subtitled videos for Chinese language acquisition, and has written a self-study manual for the 1000 most commonly used Chinese characters.

Instructional Assistant Professor
Office: 608AH
Telephone: 713-743-0926
E-mail: cmmcarthur@uh.edu

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