Jia Zhu

Associate Professor, Chinese


Burdick 309 C

(501) 852-2332

Educational Background

Ph.D. in Second Language Acquisition                            University of Iowa
M.A.   in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language      University of Iowa
M.A.   in English as a Second Language                          University of Arizona
B.A.   in both Chinese and English                                    Sichuan Normal University, China

Specialty Fields

Second Language Acquisition
Second and Foreign Language Pedagogy

Research Interests

Sociocultural and Cognitive Approaches to Second Language Learning
Cultural Dimensions of Second Language Acquisition
Discourse Analysis
Language Program Direction

Current Focus

Culture Learning in Second Language Classroom
Classroom Discourse and Interaction