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Pin-Yun (Ben) Wang

 Pin-Yun (Ben) Wang

Lecturer in Chinese

Interim Program Coordinator

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  1. B.A., Foreign Languages and Literature, National Taiwan University
  2. M.A., Linguistics, National Taiwan University


Ben Pin-Yun Wang is a Ph.D. candidate in the dual-title program of Applied Linguistics and Asian Studies. Before coming to Penn State, he was a visiting student researcher at the University of California, Berkeley (2008-2009) and taught as a lecturer in the Academic Writing Education Center at National Taiwan University in 2010-2011. His research interests include cognitive-functional linguistics and text/discourse analysis as well as their applications to language pedagogy.

In 2016, Ben was awarded a dissertation fellowship by the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange The fellowship supports candidates to work on dissertations in the field of Chinese or Taiwan Studies in the humanities and social sciences.

Ben is currently a lecturer in Chinese and the interim coordinator of the Chinese program at Penn State. He started teaching Chinese at Penn State in 2012 and has taught all levels of Chinese language courses. His pedagogical interests include content-based instruction courses (Chinese literature, films, linguistics, etc.).