Lecturer in the Communication and Media Department
- M.A., Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Kansas State University
- M.A., Chinese Linguistics and Pedagogy, Beijing Language and Culture University
Jianling Yue is a lecturer and Chinese Minor Advisor in the Department of Communication and Media. Yue’s teaching and academic pursuits have earned her numerous awards and commendations from both colleagues and students. Yue’s most notable awards include two awards of “Excellence for International Chinese Language Education” from the 9th International Conference on Chinese Language Teaching (2008), a First Place Prize and a Third Place Prize in an International Chinese Teaching Case Competition (2014), and the Faculty Achievement Award at RPI (2014).
Yue’s academic interests and publications span Chinese linguistics, pedagogy, second language acquisition, Chinese character evolution, grammar instruction, and English-Chinese translation. She has authored or co-authored thirteen textbooks. Her published papers include “An Initial Study on Diplomatic Language” in Collection of Theses from the 7th International Conference on Chinese Language Research and Teaching, and “Use of Communicative Approach in Individual Chinese Teaching for Diplomatic Missions.”
Yue’s lifelong passion for education has been demonstrated by her ongoing contributions to curriculum development, pedagogical innovation, learner autonomy, teacher training, study abroad and immersion summer camp programs, the establishment of international connections, and a wide variety of cultural activities for students such as the Chinese New Year gala performance and the Conversation Corner and Mandarin Club (CCMC). She has played a key role in initiating, and offering continuing support for, the Summer Academic Program for Rensselaer International Students (SAPRIS).
Since 2013, Yue has been a core faculty member in the Mandarin Project, which is a research project in the Cognitive and Immersive Systems Lab (CISL), a collaboration between RPI and IBM. “My current interests associated with this program include the combination of language materials and instructional designs with virtual reality, speech recognition, and human computer interaction to provide students with an immersive learning environment."