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JingJing Ji

Chinese Language Program Administrative Coordinator; Assistant Professor of Instruction

M.A., East China Normal University
Ji received her M.A. in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language from East China Normal University in P. R. China.

At Northwestern University, she has taught various Chinese language courses at different levels from novice to advanced level for both heritage and non-heritage tracks. Each year, Northwestern students nominate professors for their outstanding and dedicated work. Ji was selected to be honored in 2016-2017.

Before coming to Northwestern, she taught Chinese at Washington and Lee University and the University of Virginia (UVA). Ji also has extensive teaching experience in intensive and high-quality summer programs. She taught at UVA in Shanghai summer program for two summers and Middlebury College (Summer Chinese School) for three summers.

Her research interests are in second language acquisition, Chinese pedagogy and heritage language education. She is particularly interested in Chinese heritage language learners’ identity construction and development, learning strategies and heritage language program development.

She is currently an ACTFL certified OPI tester and AAPPL rater.
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