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Yang, Shu-Chien
Graduate Assistant

My name is Shu-Chien Yang and I am from Taiwan. Currently I am a student of General M.A. degree in the Department of East Asian Studies (2023~2025). I earned my Bachelor's degree at the University of Leeds (UK) double majoring in Italian and Japanese (2004~2010). After graduation, I returned to Taiwan and worked as a international sales person in various companies for 7 years. The products I sold ranged from petrochemical products, components of heavy motorbikes, to medical thermometers. 

In 2017, I decided to change my career and begin teaching Mandarin at the age of 35. I was trained at WUSTL-ALLEX Chinese Teacher Training Institute at the Washington University in St. Louis (US) before teaching at Claflin University (South Carolina, US). I, then, went to Nicaragua in Central America to teach Mandarin in a private language center in the capital, Managua, for 3 years. In 2021~2022, I worked as a Teaching Associate at Coastal Carolina University (South Carolina, US) and taught Elementary and Intermediate Chinese courses. My last position was at Allegheny College (Pennsylvania, US) working as Teaching Assistant responsible for Live Lab Sessions. 

My teaching interests are Chinese Language and Culture, Chinese Pedagogy, Chinese in Stories and Films, Chinese in Business and Global Contexts, Study Abroad, Second Language Teaching and Acquisition. 

During my free time, I like to listen to podcast on Spotify, watch films on Netflix, read novels for pleasant and sleep. 

I speak 5 languages: Mandarin, English, Japanese, Italian and Spanish.  

For more information or projects I have done as a language instructor, feel free to refer to my LinkedIn: