Chinese Language Course Instructors

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Hello! I am Yue Liu, an M.A. student from East China Normal University, which is located in Shanghai. My major is Linguistics and Applied Linguistics. The dominant study field is teaching Chinese as foreign language. During my bachelor and master degree programs at ECNU, I have accumulated some experience teaching beginning level Chinese, including pinyin, vocabulary and grammar, etc. I'm ready to share Chinese cooking, calligraphy and other special customs or skills with all you guys. Welcome to our Chinese class and activities!

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Binxin LI

Hi, I’m Binxin Li from Shanghai - renowned as a cosmopolitan center of culture and design. I hold a B.A. in Teaching Chinese as a Second Language from East China Normal University. I started cross cultural communication with students from foreign sister schools since 2005. I have teaching experience in beginning Chinese, conversational business Chinese and Chinese culture such as Chinese paper-cutting.


Dandan DU

Hello, I am Dandan Du, my Chinese language courses focus on comprehensive reading and oral language development ranging from entry to advanced level. Prior to joining the University of Iowa, I taught language courses in the International Chinese Study Institution at Yunnan Normal University in China. I taught international students from different cultural backgrounds have had the privilege of teaching several cross-university classes such as SIT program of U.S., credit class at New South Whales University of Australia, credit class at Auckland University of New Zealand, and extensive courses for Chinese language teachers from Thailand. My research focuses on teaching Chinese to other language speaking students.  


Chinese Culture Course Instructors

Haiming CHEN

Mr. CHEN is a passionate and gifted Taiji trainer. He started practicing Taiji in 1980 and has offered Taiji classes in China, Japan and the US for more than twenty years for local communities. He received a certificate of Coaching Authorization in 2007. His Taiji training program integrates classical Taiji styles and principles. He has made contemporary Taiji forms in series to suit people for practicing Taiji in different levels.


Dr. Ramon LIM 

Chinese Calligraphy Workshops are led by Dr. Ramon Lim, University of Iowa Professor Emeritus of Neurology and winner of the 2005 Eighth International Calligraphy Competition. Dr. Lim has his works widely exhibited in China, Korea and Japan.