Yinghua Tsai was born and raised in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Before joining the UBC Chinese Language Program, she most recently served as lead lecturer for the United States National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) in Taiwan at Wenzao Ursuline University of Languages and as an instructor of Chinese language at Harvard University where she received the Harvard University Certificate of Distinction in Teaching and the Harvard Beijing Academy Teaching Excellence Award. She has experience teaching both heritage and non-heritage Chinese language learners of all levels and has taught Chinese to individuals in a variety of settings in China, Taiwan, Vietnam, and the United States.

Education:

MA: Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, Beijing Language and Culture University

BA: Teaching Chinese as a Second Language, Wenzao Ursuline University of Languages

Winter 2018

CHIN131 Basic Chinese I: Part 1 (Non-Heritage) Sections

Skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Mandarin Chinese, an active vocabulary of about 250 Chinese words, and basic grammar. Credit will be granted for only one of CHIN 131 or CHIN 101 or CHIN 134.

Winter 2018

CHIN331 Intermediate Chinese I: Part 1 (Non-Heritage) Sections

Skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing, and understanding of Chinese culture. Credit will be granted for only one of CHIN 331 or CHIN 201 or CHIN 334.

Winter 2018

CHIN405 Advanced Chinese Speaking and Writing I (Non-Heritage) Sections

More formal styles of oral and written communication. Can be taken concurrently with CHIN 401. Credit will be granted for only one of CHIN 405 or CHIN 305 or CHIN 408.

Winter 2018

CHIN407 Advanced Chinese Speaking and Writing II (Non-Heritage) Sections

Continuation of CHIN 405. Can be taken concurrently with CHIN 403. Credit will be granted for only one of CHIN 407 or CHIN 307 or CHIN 408.

Winter 2018

CHIN133 Basic Chinese I: Part 2 (Non-Heritage) Sections

Continuation of CHIN 131. Credit will be granted for only one of CHIN 133 or CHIN 103 or CHIN 134.

Winter 2018

CHIN333 Intermediate Chinese I: Part 2 (Non-Heritage) Sections

Continuation of CHIN 331. Credit will be granted for only one of CHIN 333 or CHIN 203 or CHIN 334.

CHIN131 Basic Chinese I: Part 1

CHIN133 Basic Chinese I: Part 2

CHIN331 Intermediate Chinese I: Part 1

CHIN333 Intermediate Chinese I: Part 2

CHIN405 Advanced Chinese Speaking and Writing I

CHIN407 Advanced Chinese Speaking and Writing II