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Dr. Kaishan Kong

Kaishan Kong

Contact Information:
Dr. Kaishan Kong
Chinese Professor
Office: CEN 4715
Ph: (715) 836-5847
kongk@uwec.edu

Kaishan Kong is an Assistant Professor of Chinese.  Originally from the south part of China, Kaishan has a diverse background in studying and working in multinational settings. She received her academic degrees in China, England and America. Kaishan is passionate about teaching languages and cultures, study abroad projects and community engagement. She has over eleven years of language and culture teaching experience in both China and the United States. When she was a faculty member in Sun Yat-sen University in China, she also participated in establishing and preparing students for study abroad programs. In 2012, she received the Buckman Fellowship for Leadership in Philanthropy and conducted a charity project to help impoverished children in China. She is dedicated to building connections between China and the rest of the world, and making a positive impact on others.

Education:
Ph.D. in Second Languages and Cultures Education, University of Minnesota, U.S.A.
M.A. in Intercultural Communication, University of Sheffield, U.K.
B.A. in English Education, Zhanjiang University, China

Research interests:
Second language acquisition
Mediated learning in study abroad
Intercultural communication
Teacher training

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