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Miao-fen Tseng, the Inaugural Director of the Institute of World Languages and Associate Professor of Chinese, has received federal STARTALK funding over the total amount of one million since 2008. The 2017 Virginia STARTALK Chinese Teacher Academy (VSCTA) in conjunction with the Virginia STARTALK Chinese Student Academy (VSCSA) marks its second year in leading national pioneering work on online teaching in Mandarin Chinese. Both programs have established a national reputation for academic rigor and quality instruction in the US.


Congratulations to our students, Emily Morley and Issac King, who had won a silver medal and a bronze medal respectively in the 2016 Jiangsu Cup Speech Contest this past weekend on November 6th. There were 17 students selected from colleges across Virginia and Maryland to compete in the final. We are very proud of their achievements. Congratulations and thanks also go to their current teachers, Yupeng Kou and Hsin-hsin Liang!

Please join us in congratulating four member of the IWL community, as they received the Learning Technology Incubator (LTi) Grant initiated by the A&S New Learning Technology Committee and A&S Office of Learning Design & Technology.


Hsin-hsin Liang