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Dr. Lini Ge Polin

Lini Ge Polin
Teaching Associate Professor
linige@unc.edu
New West 111

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Professional Biography

I received my Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from the School of Education at UNC-Chapel Hill, and M.A. in Journalism and M.A. in Teaching Chinese as a Second Language from the University of Iowa. Before coming to the U.S., I worked as a radio host and journalist at Fujian Provincial Radio Station in China for five years.

I have taught Chinese language courses at all levels at UNC-Chapel Hill. I also tutored students at the United Nations Chinese Programme during a summer internship in 2010. My teaching strengths include technology-enhanced curriculum design, task-based instruction, and assessment using ACTFL proficiency standards.

I am the Chinese placement coordinator and a Study Abroad Advisory Board member at UNC- Chapel Hill, and the DEI Committee Chair and Diversity Liaison of the Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies. I also served as the Chair of the ACTFL Research Special Interest Group and am currently serving as the Vice-President of the Chinese Language Teachers Association of North Carolina.

Research

My current research interests include Chinese oral proficiency assessment, heritage language acquisition and maintenance, critical service-learning and L2 teacher education.

Awards

Awards
Academic Leadership Program Fellowship, Institute for the Arts and Humanities, UNC-Chapel Hill, 2024-2025.

ACTFL 2023 Research Priorities Initiative Award, American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, September 2023.

BLCUP Award for Innovative Excellence in the Teaching of Chinese as a Foreign Language (First Prize), Chinese Language Teachers Association, USA, April 2023.

2021-22 Cheng & Tsui Professional Development Award, Chinese Language Teachers Association, USA, April 2022.

Student Undergraduate Teaching Award, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, April 2013.

Grants
Carolina Asia Center STARTALK Chinese Teacher Program, National Security Agency, USA, 2022-2024.
Course Development Grant, Carolina Asia Center, February 2024.

APPLES Service-Learning Course Enhancement Grant, Carolina Center for Public Service, UNC-Chapel Hill, January 2024.

Conference Travel Grant, Carolina Asia Center, December 2023.

DEI Research Grant, College of Arts and Sciences, UNC-Chapel Hill, December 2023.

Research Grant for Faculty from Underrepresented Groups, Institute for the Arts and Humanities, UNC-Chapel Hill, December 2023.

Language Instructor Professional Development Award, Carolina Asia Center, July 2023.

DEI Education Grant, College of Arts and Sciences, UNC-Chapel Hill, April 2023.

Language Instructor Professional Development Award, Carolina Asia Center, 2022.

APPLES Service-Learning Course Development Grant, Carolina Center for Public Service, UNC-Chapel Hill, 2022.

Online Course Design Support Grant, Summer School, UNC-Chapel Hill, 2021.

Language Course Development Grant, Carolina Asia Center, 2020.

Language Instructor Professional Development Award, Carolina Asia Center, 2020.

Dissertation Research Grant, Carolina Asia Center, 2019.

Language Instructor Professional Development Award, Carolina Asia Center, 2018.

Course Development Grant, Carolina Asia Center, 2015.

Course Development Grant, Carolina Asia Center, 2012.

Courses

  • CHIN 203: Intermediate Chinese I
  • CHIN 203: Intermediate Chinese I
  • CHIN 204: Intermediate Chinese II
  • CHIN 212: Intermediate Written Chinese
  • CHIN 212: Intermediate Written Chinese
  • CHIN 313: Advanced Written Chinese
  • CHIN 441: Chinese-English Translation and Interpreting
  • CHIN 441: Chinese-English Translation and Interpreting

Publications

Polin, L.G. (2023). Self-efficacy and professional development of Chinese language teachers in North Carolina secondary schools. Language Teaching Research, 0(0). https://doi.org/10.1177/13621688221149533

Yang, L. & Polin, L. G. (2023). Exploring the learning benefits of collaborative writing in L2 Chinese: a product-oriented perspective. International Review of Applied Linguistics in Language Teaching, 0(0). https://doi.org/10.1515/iral-2023-0034

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