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Chyi Chung

Associate Professor of Instruction

M.A. Loyola University, Chicago; M.S. Tamkang University, Taiwan

Chyi Chung is an Associate Professor of Instruction of the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences at Northwestern University. She was born in Taiwan, grew up in Honduras and has lived in Chicago for 20+ years. She received her M.S. in Hispanic Studies from Tamkang University in Taiwan and her M.A. in Spanish Language and Literature from Loyola University at Chicago. She has taught Spanish and Chinese language and culture courses at Northwestern since 1997 and has received several teaching awards and honors: the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP) Travel Stipend in 2014, the Northwestern Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences Teaching Award in 2010, the Northwestern School of Continuing Studies (now the School of Professional Studies) Distinguished Teaching Award in 2009, named twice with the Faculty Honor Roll by the Northwestern Associated Student Government in 2007 and 2004, honored by the Northwestern Athlete Department in 2014, 2005 and 2003.

Chyi also has participated and received grants in several linguistic projects: co-researcher of Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching grant “Spanish Language Instructor Evaluation and Mentoring Project” (2012-2014), co-author of Hewlett Fund “Chinese Pronunciation Project” (2012-2013), participant in the Weinberg curricular innovation project “IPad as a Tool for Enhancing the Acquisition of Language, Literature, and Culture: Social Media Technologies for Teaching and Learning” (2012-2013), member of editorial board for McGraw-Hill Higher Education and FLTRP - publishing partner in Beijing, Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press (2008-2010), co-author of Hewlett Fund: New Online Spanish Placement Exam at Northwestern (2007), Spanish translator of “Lexitown” funded by Northwestern University and the Illinois State Board of Education (2003), co-evaluator of “Internet-based Interactive Foreign-Language Learning” funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (2002), co-author of Hewlett Fund: Online Spanish Grammar Program “ Intergaláctico”(2001), co-reviewer of Yeong-Dah Spanish/Chinese Dictionary, Taiwan (1992).

Chyi is currently the Director of the Spanish Language Program at the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and a member of the Council on Language Instruction at Northwestern University.

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