Lecturer in Chinese (Mandarin)
Xiaolin Peng has been teaching at Lauder since 2009, and in 2014 she joined the faculty as a lecturer in Mandarin Chinese in the Chinese Language and Culture Program. She holds a Ph.D. in Educational Linguistics from the University of Pennsylvania and a Masters in Teaching Foreign Languages from the University of Georgia.
Xiaolin’s research interests include bilingual education, second language acquisition, task-based curriculum, technology and language education, and language teacher training. She is also an ACTFL certified OPI tester in Mandarin Chinese. Throughout her career as a language educator, Xiaolin has collaborated with universities, international schools and non-profit organizations in the U.S. and China to develop and implement innovative language curriculum for a variety of students. In recent years, she has participated in studies regarding young language learners across different countries and has published several academic papers on this topic.