Ran Zhao

Department of East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

Ran Zhao is a Lecturer and Director of the Chinese Language Program in the Department of East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at the University of Virginia. She received her Ph.D. in Second Language Acquisition from Carnegie Mellon University in 2000. In the 12 years of her teaching at UVA, Ran Zhao has focused on creating an engaging and meaningful learning experience for her students. Ran Zhao received the Hybrid Challenge Award in 2013 to flip her courses. She also received the Learning Technology Incubator grants from Learning Design & Technology in 2014-2016. With these supports, Ran Zhao has developed various resources and tools to engage students in and out of the classroom. Here she explains how "Speak Good Chinese" can help her students improve their Mandarin pronunciation.