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Kun Shan Carolyn Lee

Professor of the Practice of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
Asian & Middle Eastern Studies
Box 90414, Durham, NC 27708-0414
2204 Erwin Road Room 207, Box 90414, Durham, NC 27708

Selected Publications


Acting Chinese An Intermediate-advanced Course in Discourse and Behavioral Culture

Book · April 2020 Acting Chinese is a year-long course that, together with the companion website, integrates language learning with the acquisition of cultural knowledge, and treats culture as an integral part of human behavior and communication. ... Cite

Development and Assessment of the Effectiveness of an Undergraduate General Education Foreign Language Requirement

Journal Article Foreign Language Annals · December 1, 2014 This article describes a faculty-led, multiyear process of formulating learning objectives and assessing the effectiveness of a foreign language requirement for all College of Arts and Sciences undergraduates at a research university. Three interrelated re ... Full text Open Access Cite

The Routledge Advanced Chinese Multimedia Course: Crossing Cultural Boundaries, 2nd Edition.

Book · March 2014 The book is divided into four thematic units covering popular culture, social change, cultural traditions, and politics and history, with each unit presenting three individual lessons. The volume provides students with a structured course which efficiently ... Cite

Evaluating the placement assessment in a CFL curricula at the University level

Other · 2014 “Placement,” in the context of teaching Chinese as a foreign language (TCFL), in college level often cannot be simply resolved by a single test on foreign language skills: It is a process involving a pre-entry proficiency test, post-entry orientation and c ... Cite

The Effect of a Content-Oriented, Task-based Approach for Advanced CFL Curriculum: Fostering Form and More

Journal Article proceedings of the International Conference on Chinese for Specific Purposes and Teaching Chinese Culture · June 2012 As Chinese as foreign or second (CFL/CSL) language learners continue their study into advanced levels, their motivation in the pursuit of advanced linguistic development in Chinese is usually entwined with their desire to pursue a deeper and broader unders ... Cite

Crossing cultural boundary: A multimedia advanced-Chinese course

Book · January 2010 Crossing Cultural Boundaries (文化纵横观)is a structured presentation of text and online supporting materials dealing with contemporary China, designed for students who have completed the foundation levels of Chinese language and are embarking on more specializ ... Cite

Scaffolding Culture through online multimedia materials to advanced learners of Chinese as a Second Language

Conference · 2010 This paper examined the effectiveness of a multimedia website specifically designed for advanced learners of Chinese as a second language (CSL) in terms of its design, development, and implementation of the materials from the website into a traditional for ... Cite

Chinese Character Practice Website

Other · 2009 This website is designed for beginners of Chinese as a second language. Based on the Chinese characters that appear in the textbook Integrated Chinese Level 1, Part I by Tao-chung Yao et al., this website contains supplementary material designed to provide ... Link to item Cite

Chinese Society in the New Millennium

Other · 2009 This multimedia website, which consists of a series of video modules, is designed for advanced learners of Chinese as a second language. This project attempts to facilitate learning opportunities in a non-target cultural environment and expose the learners ... Link to item Cite

Evaluating the Effectiveness of Scaffolding in One-on-one Sessions of a Study-Abroad Program

Chapter · 2008 Abstract: For students in an immersion study abroad program, the curricu-lar setting is the target cultural environment: It is desirable to take advan-tage of the environment by implementing a language partner program and one-on-one sessions. This paper in ... Cite

Acting Chinese An Intermediate-advanced Course in Discourse and Behavioral Culture

Book · April 2020 Acting Chinese is a year-long course that, together with the companion website, integrates language learning with the acquisition of cultural knowledge, and treats culture as an integral part of human behavior and communication. ... Cite

Development and Assessment of the Effectiveness of an Undergraduate General Education Foreign Language Requirement

Journal Article Foreign Language Annals · December 1, 2014 This article describes a faculty-led, multiyear process of formulating learning objectives and assessing the effectiveness of a foreign language requirement for all College of Arts and Sciences undergraduates at a research university. Three interrelated re ... Full text Open Access Cite

The Routledge Advanced Chinese Multimedia Course: Crossing Cultural Boundaries, 2nd Edition.

Book · March 2014 The book is divided into four thematic units covering popular culture, social change, cultural traditions, and politics and history, with each unit presenting three individual lessons. The volume provides students with a structured course which efficiently ... Cite

Evaluating the placement assessment in a CFL curricula at the University level

Other · 2014 “Placement,” in the context of teaching Chinese as a foreign language (TCFL), in college level often cannot be simply resolved by a single test on foreign language skills: It is a process involving a pre-entry proficiency test, post-entry orientation and c ... Cite

The Effect of a Content-Oriented, Task-based Approach for Advanced CFL Curriculum: Fostering Form and More

Journal Article proceedings of the International Conference on Chinese for Specific Purposes and Teaching Chinese Culture · June 2012 As Chinese as foreign or second (CFL/CSL) language learners continue their study into advanced levels, their motivation in the pursuit of advanced linguistic development in Chinese is usually entwined with their desire to pursue a deeper and broader unders ... Cite

Crossing cultural boundary: A multimedia advanced-Chinese course

Book · January 2010 Crossing Cultural Boundaries (文化纵横观)is a structured presentation of text and online supporting materials dealing with contemporary China, designed for students who have completed the foundation levels of Chinese language and are embarking on more specializ ... Cite

Scaffolding Culture through online multimedia materials to advanced learners of Chinese as a Second Language

Conference · 2010 This paper examined the effectiveness of a multimedia website specifically designed for advanced learners of Chinese as a second language (CSL) in terms of its design, development, and implementation of the materials from the website into a traditional for ... Cite

Chinese Character Practice Website

Other · 2009 This website is designed for beginners of Chinese as a second language. Based on the Chinese characters that appear in the textbook Integrated Chinese Level 1, Part I by Tao-chung Yao et al., this website contains supplementary material designed to provide ... Link to item Cite

Chinese Society in the New Millennium

Other · 2009 This multimedia website, which consists of a series of video modules, is designed for advanced learners of Chinese as a second language. This project attempts to facilitate learning opportunities in a non-target cultural environment and expose the learners ... Link to item Cite

Evaluating the Effectiveness of Scaffolding in One-on-one Sessions of a Study-Abroad Program

Chapter · 2008 Abstract: For students in an immersion study abroad program, the curricu-lar setting is the target cultural environment: It is desirable to take advan-tage of the environment by implementing a language partner program and one-on-one sessions. This paper in ... Cite

The Graphic Factor in the Teaching and Learning of Chinese Characters

Journal Article The Journal of the Chinese Language Teachers Association (JCLTA) · 2006 Chinese characters often leave people with a strong image due to the fact that meanings are conveyed through the graphic shapes of the characters. Most learners who are literate in Chinese and Japanese are able to recognize characters by identifying and ma ... Cite

Using Technology to Enhance the Teaching of Content-Based Business Chinese”

Conference · 2006 Studies indicate that the application of technologies in foreign language instruction can improve the classroom dynamics and make the learning process less arduous and time-intensive. One of the most common practices for foreign language teachers is to use ... Cite

The radicals’ importance for Chinese characters’ cognition

Journal Article Journal of Chinese Teaching in the World · December 2005 The language curriculum is divided into two tracks in Elementary Chinese at the Chinese Program in Duke University, United States. A survey on how these two groups of students apply the strategies of radical recognition and the strategies of decoding the f ... Cite

Evaluating the Role of On-line Multimedia Teaching Materials for Upper-level Chinese Courses

Chapter · 2005 While the lack of the target cultural environment is one of the most challenging situations for the professionals who teach Chinese as a second language in the U.S., many of us have tackled the situation by employing technology and multimedia teaching mate ... Cite

Morphological instruction and Chinese character acquisition in CSL

Journal Article · 2005 The nation-wide increasing popularity of learning Chinese as a foreign/second language in college has not only accelerated the enrollment in Chinese language courses, but also has inspired more and more research on Chinese as a Second Language Acquisition. ... Cite

The dance of quality and quantity in a study abroad program: the Chinese case

Journal Article in Institute of International Education (IIE) Networker · 2004 Cite

Chinese Society in the New Millennium

Internet Publication A companion website for The Routledge Advanced Chinese Multimedia Course: Crossing Cultural Boundaries ... Link to item Cite