Professor Chen joined Irvine Valley College in 2000. She was born and raised in Taipei, Taiwan. After graduating from National Taiwan University (NTU), she came to the USA to pursue her graduate studies and started to teach Chinese. She has over fifteen years of experience teaching Chinese to high school and college students. Professor Chen volunteers in local Chinese schools, including language teachers' workshops, writing Chinese courses curricula and developing computer aided language learning projects. She has presented over ten academic papers at various Chinese language teaching conferences. Professor Chen utilizes her diverse experiences in traveling, living, and working abroad to make her classes interesting and engaging.
In 2012, the Board of Directors of the Chinese Language Teachers Association of Southern California (CLTA-SC) elected Professor Joanne Chen as the recipient of the CLERC Teacher of the Year Award for her exceptional contributions to CLTA-SC, offering her expertise in using technology for Chinese education. Each year, the Chinese Language Education and Research Center (CLERC) recognizes Chinese language educators and administrators who have made outstanding contributions to the promotion of Chinese language education in the USA.
- Professor Chen's YouTube Channel
- Professor Chen is the author of two online textbooks published by Great River Learning
- Total Chinese: Beginning Chinese Level 1
- Total Chinese: Beginning Chinese Level 2
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