• Ph.D. in Foreign and Second Language Education, New York State University at Buffalo
  • M.A. in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language, Middlebury College
  • M.A in British and American Literature, Wuhan University

Courses Taught

I teach courses in Chinese language for all levels. I also teach language pedagogy courses such as Teaching English as a Second/Foreign language and Bilingualism & Second Language Acquisition for the Department of Education Youth Studies.

Research Interests

My teaching and research interests include foreign language pedagogy focusing on Chinese, cultural dimensions of foreign language teaching, and foreign language teacher education.


Yue, Y. (2017). Teaching Chinese in K-12 schools in the U.S.: What are the challenges? Foreign Language Annals, 50(3), 601-620.

(Elaine) Ying Yue

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures (Chinese) and Education

 Pronouns: she/her/hers  Email:  Phone: 608-363-2322  Office: Room 4 (basement), World Affairs Center

Language learning requires not only a cognitive process but also social interactions. Its ultimate goal is the students’ target language use in real life. Therefore, my teaching approach combines Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) and Task-Supported Language Teaching.

Students learn Chinese through communicative interactions and real-life tasks such as planning a travel itinerary, buying a shirt online, or writing a movie review. I strive to establish a supportive and cooperative community in my classes, where each member feels comfortable and confident to communicate in Chinese. I hope my students can grow and thrive together in such a community and later can apply what they have learned about the Chinese language and culture in their professional and personal life to improve both themselves and the people around them.

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