Before Ms. Qi joined Columbia, she taught Chinese language at several colleges and universities, including Bryn Mawr, Princeton, and Middlebury. Ms. Qi obtained a M.A. in Linguistic and Sociocultural Anthropology from State University of New York at Binghamton and a M.A. in Education from Villanova University. Her research interests include instructed SLA and pedagogy of teaching Chinese as a foreign language. She is currently enrolled in Ed. D program in Applied Linguistics at Teacher’s College, Columbia University, with concentration on Second Language Acquisition.