Hello! My name is Jason and it is a pleasure to have the opportunity to work with you! I hold a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus on Second Language Acquisition. I have over 30 years of language teaching experience from kindergarten through graduate school. For almost two decades now I have been involved in the training of future language teachers. I have presented at TESOL conferences and have TESOL-related publications. The greatest strength any teacher can bring to the language classroom, in my opinion, is a passion and joy for what is being taught. In this regard, I am a huge fan of Dewey who once said, ¡§To be playful and serious at the same time is possible, and it defines the ideal mental condition.¡¨ In my classes, I will expect you to be both prepared and enthusiastic. Let¡¦s have some fun working together!
Nationality: USA
Education
  College of Education, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
2008 Ph.D., Curriculum & Instruction with a focus on Second Language Acquisition (SLA)
University of Washington, Seattle, WA
2003 M.A., Chinese Language & Literature
University of Washington, Seattle, WA
1991 B.A., Chinese Language & Literature
Experience
 

2017, Aug- 2018, Jun
Adjunct Faculty (Online),
University of Wyoming, College of Education, Department of Secondary Education, Modern Languages Education

2017, Aug- 2018, Jul
Adjunct Faculty
National Taiwan Normal University, Department of Applied Chinese Language and Culture, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC

2013, Aug- 2016, Dec
Assistant Professor,
University of Wyoming, College of Education, Department of Secondary Education, Modern Languages Education

2010-2013
Assistant Professor,
National Taiwan Normal University, Department of Applied Chinese Language and Culture, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC

2008-2010
Assistant Professor of Chinese
United States Air Force Academy (USAFA), Colorado Springs, CO

2007-2008 Language Methods Instructor
College of Education, Teacher Education Program, World Language Course 588-589, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

2005-2008
Instructional Consultant Center for Instructional Development and Research (CIDR), University of Washington, Seattle, WA

May-June 2007
First-Year Chinese Program Coordinator
Asian Languages and Literature, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

2006-2007
English Language Instructor
English Language Programs (ELP), University of Washington, Seattle, WA

2003-2005
Writing Consultant
Writing Lab, College of Education, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

2003-2004
Chinese Language After-School High School Teacher
Various Schools, Seattle, WA

2003
Chinese Language Curriculum Support
Lakeside Middle School, Seattle, WA

2000-2003/Sum 2004, 2005
Teaching Assistant
Chinese Language, Department of Chinese Language & Literature, University of Washington

1998-1999
Translator/Editor
Government Information Office (GIO), Taipei, Taiwan