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Asian Languages and Literatures, Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures


Zhijun Wang

Associate Professor

Contact Information

Location: Herter 337
Phone:(413) 545-4948


Courses taught

Chinese 126 Intensive Elementary Chinese I
Chinese 246 Intensive Elementary Chinese II
Chinese 433 Business Chinese
Chinese 580 Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language
Chinese 581 Second Language Acquisition of Chinese


Ph.D. in East Asian Languages and Cultures from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Certificate of Advanced Study in Second Language Acquisition and Teacher Education


Zhijun Wang received his Ph.D  in Chinese linguistics and second Language acquisition from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has been teaching Chinese as a second language in China, Thailand and US for more than 19 years. His research interests include Chinese linguistics, Chinese language pedagogy, second language acquisition of Chinese and Chinese psycholinguistics.  His book “Situation Types and Chinese Aspect Marker Le” is forthcoming. He has published on Chinese Aspect and Chinese Adjective Reduplications.

Research Interests

Chinese Linguistics, language teaching methodologies, and second language acquisition