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In the Spotlight

On this page we feature a member of the Second Language Studies Program. Right now our spotlight is on Dr. Chin-Hsi Lin, an Assistant Professor in the MSU College of Education, and an SLS affiliate!

September 2015

Dr. Chin-Hsi Lin

Chin-Hsi Lin

I am an applied linguistic who is interested in the intersection of language learning and technology. I received a B.A. in Chinese Language and M.A. in Teaching Chinese as a Second Language from National Taiwan Normal University, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Education (Language, Literacy, and Technology) from the University of California, Irvine. I am currently an Assistant Professor of Technology and Second Language Education in the College of Education at MSU.

My primary research interests concern emerging technologies in language education. Using advanced statistics such as survival analysis and hierarchical linear modeling, I investigate the learning processes and outcomes associated with the use of social networking sites in out-of-school contexts. In addition, I also investigate how teachers’ pedagogy and learners’ characteristics affect learning outcomes in online language courses in K-12 settings and higher education.

My secondary research interest is the psychology of reading, with special reference to the reading development of Chinese language learners, and in particular how first-language and orthographic co-occurrence in the second language affect Chinese learners’ reading development. In the Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Special Education, I teach several online courses, including online learning and teaching, second language education and technology, and Internet research methods.

I am honored to be affiliated with the Second Language Studies (SLS) program, and looking forward to working with SLS faculty and students in the future.

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