2019-2020 Killam Teaching Prize Winners – Qian Wang

May 4, 2020

The Faculty of Arts is pleased to announce that five faculty members have been awarded the Killam Teaching Prize for 2019-2020. The Killam Teaching Prize is awarded annually to faculty nominated by students, colleagues and alumni in recognition of excellence in teaching.

Qian Wang, Asian Studies


Qian Wang is the Director of the Chinese Language Program at Asian Studies and teaches non-heritage Mandarin Chinese language courses at UBC. Her main research interests are on the teaching and learning of Chinese as a foreign language.

She is particularly interested in non-heritage learners’ acquisition of tones and especially Tone 3 in the learning of Mandarin Chinese. She is also interested in discovering innovative ways to teach traditionally difficult Mandarin Chinese segments in the classroom setting. Combining her training in linguistics and her passion for language teaching, she is devoted to the application of linguistic theories to language classrooms.

Credits: https://www.arts.ubc.ca/news/2019-2020-killam-teaching-prize-winners/