Teaching

Spring 2020 Office hours:  Mon/Wed 10-12 in the Critical Writing Department (sign in at McNeil 110).

Spring 2020 Courses:
WRIT 031 303/304 The Human Mind *New Writing Sem topic*
WRIT 059 302 American Dialects

I currently teach Critical Writing (“Writing Sem”) at Penn. The Critical Writing department has an interdisciplinary approach to writing in context, in authentic genres. In my seminars, students read primary research papers in linguistics, and develop their own research projects while learning to support claims with evidence and logical argumentation.

In the first term of Spring 2020 I’ll also be teaching:
PROW 100 Fundamentals of Professional Writing (LPS Online)

My broader teaching interests include:

  • syntax and its interfaces
  • sociolinguistics and language variation
  • writing about language; writing for the social sciences
  • fieldwork methodology; under-studied languages
  • Indonesian linguistics

Previously taught at Penn:

  • Child Language Acquisition (WRIT 059302, 059303)
  • Language and social identity (WRIT 059301)
  • Introduction to Linguistics (LING001)
  • Puzzles & Patterns in Language (PSPR024)
  • Syntax (LING250) – Teaching Assistant
  • Intro to Sociolinguistics (LING102) – Recitation Instructor
  • Intro to Linguistics (LING001) – Recitation Instructor

Previously taught in the English Letters Department at Ma Chung University:

  • General Linguistics
  • Modern English Studies
  • Stylistics
  • Writing I
  • Introduction to Sociolinguistics

Teaching distinctions

  • 2017-2018 CTL Teaching Fellowship (declined due to conflict with another fellowship)
  • 2014 Finalist for the Penn Prize for Excellence in Teaching by Graduate Students (nomination by students)
  • Certificate for University and College Teaching, Center for Learning and Teaching (CTL) at Penn