Xiaodan Wang received her B.A. in Teaching Chinese as a Second Language from Beijing Language and Culture University, China (2003), and her M.A. in Chinese Linguistics from Capital Normal University, China (2006). Her main research interest is second language acquisition and pedagogy, especially topics related to Chinese syntax and discourse analysis. She is a co-author of Study Abroad in Beijing, a textbook for intermediate Chinese and Business Chinese.
Xiaodan Wang joined Columbia faculty in 2007 and her teaching included Elementary Chinese and Intermediate Chinese. She has also been teaching for Columbia’s Summer Language Program in Beijing since 2007.