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Miao-Fen Tseng


Phone: 434-924-0571

PO Box 400781
Department of East Asian Languages,
Literatures and Cultures
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4781

Research Interests

Chinese language acquistion, proficiency, and pedagogy

Major research areas are Chinese language acquisition, proficiency, and pedagogy. Served as Acting Director of Chinese Instruction Program, Director of UVA in Shanghai Chinese Language Program. Being awarded Ron Walton Young Scholar and Jiede research grant from Chinese Language Teachers Association. Outreach services: OPI Tester in Mandarin Chinese, Foreign Language Program Reviewer, and the development of AP Chinese Language and Culture, including serving on AP Chinese Task Force and AP Chinese Professional Development Advisory Group, being the author of AP Chinese Teacher's Guide, and leading AP Chinese workshops.


  • Bachelor of Arts (BA), National Taiwan University
  • Master of Arts (MA), University of Illinois System : Urbana-Champaign
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), University of Illinois System : Urbana-Champaign