Dr. Liang Tian has been the Special Language Advisor for Chinese language and culture at Alberta Education since August 2016.
Prior to her placement in Alberta, Dr. Tian was an Associate Professor at Beijing Language and Culture University. She received her Doctor of Literature from Peking University’s Department of Chinese Language and Literature.
Dr. Tian has extensive experience in teaching Chinese as a second and/or foreign language. She worked in South Korea from 2006-2007 and taught Standard Chinese in Hong Kong as a volunteer for a non-profit organization in 2010. From 2013-2014, she engaged in advanced studies as a visiting scholar in the East Asia department at Stanford University.
In addition to her teaching experience, Dr. Tian has also published several articles in second language teaching research. Her recent interests mainly focus on bilingual language studies and pedagogy in Chinese as a second language.
The Chinese Language Advisor's specific areas of focus will be: