Chen Chen is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of East Asian Studies at the University of Arizona. Her research interests include L2 acquisition of Chinese, corpus linguistics, and sociolinguistics. In her research, she applies corpus linguistic approaches to L2 acquisition of form-meaning pairs such as bei passives, the aspect marker le, and utterance-final particles. She has presented her research at many important national and international conferences and has authored some international language articles.
Her research continuously informs her teaching practice. She has been involved in diverse teaching contexts, including intensive summer language programs such as Middlebury Summer Language School and Princeton in Beijing, college-level language courses, and K-12 Chinese classes. She is good at creating real-life contexts with multimedia resources to help students appropriately use linguistic structures and achieve communicative objectives.