Grace Wu

Grace Wu is a Senior Lecturer in Foreign Language in the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Pennsylvania, specializing in Chinese literacy and Chinese character teaching. Currently, Grace is the Chinese Reading and Writing Course coordinator (CHIN 031, CHIN 032, CHIN 231, CHIN 232) at the Penn Chinese Language Program. Her Chinese Biographies series the 1st Place in the Grants Showcase Competition, the project has been selected as the SAS best grant project of 2012. Grace Wu has been teaching CHIN 081-980 Online Beginning Business Chinese I since 2012 and CHIN 082-981 Online Beginning Business Chinese II since 2014.

Her research interests include acquisition of the Chinese language, language maintenance and identity formation in Chinese diasporic communities, Chinese literacy, written and spoken Taiwanese Hokkien and distance learning courses in foreign languages. Grace has been engaged with multiple projects on Chinese literacy and online instruction. She received SAS Language Teaching Innovation Grants (2008 -2015), SAS Teaching Relief Award (2007-2008) and International Business Education and Research (CIBERs) Travel Grant Award (2012) from the University of Pennsylvania. She has made numerous presentations, led workshops, and published several innovative and versatile PINYIN ANNOTATED READERS