Peiting Tsai is from Taiwan and came to Rice in 2006 right after she received her MA from the Institute of Teaching Chinese as a Second Language, National Taiwan Normal University. Before coming to Rice, she has had more than two years experience teaching Chinese at the college level in the US and in language centers in Taipei and Tainan. Her research interests are cognitive linguistics, functional linguistics, grammatical pedagogy and teacher training, and she has presented papers at international conferences on those subjects. She also mentored Houston’s future Chinese-language teachers by developing and offering a course on developing lesson plans for the K–12 classroom at the Institute for Chinese Language Teaching (ICLT), held at Rice University. She likes to share Chinese culture with her students while teaching the language. When she doesn’t work, she enjoys reading, biking, learning languages, traveling and trying new food.
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