Location: Bowdoin / Xiaoke Jia

Asian Studies

Xiaoke Jia

Phone 2077253466
Title Chinese Language Lecturer
Department Asian Studies
Work Location 106 38 College Street
E-Mail xjia@bowdoin.edu


Teaching this semester

CHIN 1103. Advanced Elementary Chinese I

Xiaoke Jia
An accelerated course for elementary Chinese designed for heritage speakers and for students who have had some background in Chinese language. Emphasis on improvement of pronunciation, consolidation of basic Chinese grammar, vocabulary enhancement, reading comprehension, and writing. Five hours of class per week and individual tutorials. Followed by Chinese 1104. Students should consult with the program about appropriate placement.

CHIN 2203. Intermediate Chinese I

Xiaoke Jia
An intermediate course in modern Chinese. Five hours of class per week. Consolidates and expands the knowledge of grammar and vocabulary, with 400 additional characters. Further improves students’ Chinese proficiency with a focus on accuracy, fluency, and complexity. Followed by Chinese 2204.

CHIN 3307. Advanced Chinese I

Xiaoke Jia
An advanced course in modern Chinese. Three hours of class per week. Designed to develop mastery of the spoken and written language. Emphasis given to reading and writing, with focus on accuracy, complexity, and fluency in oral as well as written expression. Assigned work includes written composition and oral presentations. Repeatable when contents are different.



Xiaoke Jia: Bowdoin College: Asian Studies

Education:

  • Beijing Normal University,   Beijing, China
  • M.A. in Linguistics and Applied Linguistics (Teaching Chinese as a Second Language)

Teaching:

Princeton University           Princeton, NJ  09/2010-06/2013  
Lecturer in Chinese Language 

Bowdoin College   Brunswick, ME 09/2008- 06/2010  
Lecturer in Chinese Language

Princeton in Beijing Summer Program (2010, 2012)  
Head instructor for fourth-year students and teachers

University of California Education Abroad Program     Beijing, China  06/2006-08/2006
Instructor for elementary Chinese        

College of Chinese Language and Culture at Beijing Normal University  09/2006-01/2008
Instructor for second -year Chinese