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Yujia (Eulice) Jiang

Dr. Yujia (Eulice) Jiang

Sessional Instructor, Mandarin

Modern Languages

Abbotsford campus, D3103

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Dr. Yujia Jiang received her BA in TESOL and MA in Applied Linguistics with a focus on Translation in China. Before moving to Canada, she worked as a lecturer teaching English to Chinese students and Mandarin Chinese to international students in Chinese universities. In 2014 she received her PhD at the Faculty of Education, at Simon Fraser University. She has been teaching mostly Mandarin Chinese courses to undergraduates in Canada since 2007. She is also a part-time performing artist.


  • Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum Theory & Implementation, Faculty of Education, Simon Fraser University, Canada
  • Course completion in Master of Education Program in Applied Language and Literacy Studies, School of Education, University of Cape Town, South Africa
  • Master of Arts in Foreign Applied Linguistics (Translation Theory & Practice), School of Foreign Languages and Cultures, Chongqing University, China
  • Bachelor of Arts in English Education (TESOL), School of Foreign Languages, Chongqing Technology and Business University, China


  • Member of the American Educational Research Association (AERA)
  • Member of Canadian TCSL (Teaching Chinese as a Second Language) Association
  • Member of the Center for Research on International Education (CRIE) at SFU

Teaching Philosophy

  •  Creating an enjoyable and engaging learning environment and helping students learn effectively with varying class activities and assignments
  •  Facilitating learning by thinking, learning by doing, and learning by experiencing, and tapping into students' multiple intelligences
  •  Believing teaching and learning are reciprocal, constantly seeking students' feedback and improving teaching practices accordingly
  •  Cultivating students into linguistically and socially competent ‘global citizens’ and life-long learners  

Teaching Interests

Teaching Interests:

  • Teaching Mandarin Chinese as a foreign language and as a heritage language
  • Teaching English as a foreign language
  • Teaching Chinese-English and English-Chinese translation skills
  • Language and culture

Courses Taught

  • MAND 101 - Introduction to Mandarin I
  • MAND 102 - Introduction to Mandarin II
  • MAND 201 - Intermediate Mandarin I
  • MAND 202 - Intermediate Mandarin II
  • MAND 301 - Advanced Mandarin I
  • MAND 302 - Advanced Mandarin II
  • MAND 302 - Challenge Exam

Research Interests

- Teacher identity
- Cross-cultural experiences 
- TESOL in China and overseas 
- Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language (TCFL) in China and overseas
- Teaching Chinese as a heritage language overseas
- Chinese-English/English-Chinese translation
- Integration of performing arts (e.g. music, dance, singing, role plays, etc.) with language teaching and learning


Jiang, Y. (2023). Teacher identity and culture teaching in Chinese language classrooms: A case study in a Canadian University. International Journal of Chinese Language Teaching: Special Issue on Chinese Language Teaching in Canada, 4(1), 53-67.

Jiang, Y. (2022). Teacher roles and authority with students in Canadian Universities: Perspectives of immigrant Chinese teachers of Mandarin in a case study. In X. Qi & X. Wu (Eds.), Research in International Chinese Language Education (pp.102-121). Northeast Normal University Press. 

Community Engagement

  • Directing a MAND201 student to win the first prize in the 2023 BC “Chinese Bridge” Mandarin Proficiency Contest for College Students
  • Judge for the final round of the 2022 BC “Chinese Bridge” Mandarin Singing Contest for College Students
  • Directing the MAND101 class to win the second prize in the 2022 BC “Chinese Bridge” Mandarin Singing Contest for College Students

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