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Yufen Lee Mehta

Senior Lecturer

Rockefeller Hall, Room 383
yl43@cornell.edu
607-255-0738

Educational Background

  • 1990-1991 Teacher's Certificate, TESL, Brigham Young University
  • 1990 Certificate, Teacher of Chinese as a Second Language, Chinese Language Center, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 1987 Certificate, TESL, BBC and London University, London
  • 1982-1987 Graduate Diploma, TESL, Department of English Graduate School at National Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan

Website(s)

Overview

Frances Yufen Lee Mehta received an M.A. in Language Acquisition from Brigham Young University, TESL diplomas from Brigham Young University and Taiwan Normal University, and her B.A. in English Literature from Chung Hsing University, Taiwan. She joined the Cornell faculty in 1994. Prior to that, she headed the Chinese program in the Department of Foreign Languages at Utah Valley State College.

Departments/Programs

  • Asian Studies

Courses

Publications

Books Published

  • (2009) 超越,Chaoyue, Advancing in Chinese, a Textbook for Intermediate and Pre-advanced Students, Coauthor, Columbia University Press
  • (2003) Modern China: Life, Language and Culture (with accompanying CDs), Cornell Language Resource Center
  • (2000) Colloquial Chinese Reader (with accompanying CDs), Cornell Language Resource Center

Pedagogical Materials

  • (2006) Practical Chinese Idioms
  • (2004) Media Workbook around China in the Red: Exercise Materials for Advanced Chinese
  • (2000) Chinese Poems
  • (1999) TV Commercials: A Way to Learn Chinese

Conference Proceedings Published

  • (2008) International Conference and Workshop on Technology and Chinese Language Teaching, Macau, China: The Great WAL: An Efficient Program to Enhance Oral Skills 
  • (2005) Reflecting on the Future of Chinese, Language Pedagogy, University of Chicago: Exploring Oral Presentations: Cornell FALCON Experience
  • (2005) The 4th International Conference on Internet Chinese Education, Taipei, Taiwan: A Media Workbook Around China in the Red: Exercise Materials for Advanced Chinese
  • (2000) The 6th World Chinese Teaching Conference, Taipei, Taiwan: The Faculty Fellow Program and Mandarin House at Cornell University
  • (1999) The 1st International Conference on Internet Chinese Education, Taipei, Taiwan: Learning News Online: Integration of Internet Information and Traditional Teaching
  • (1998) The 20th Conference for Northern California Chinese Schools, San Francisco, CA: Reading and Writing: Strategies for Students of Chinese Heritage
  • (1997) The 5th World Chinese Teaching Conference, Taipei, Taiwan: Film, Idioms and Writing: Curriculum Design for the class of Chinese Heritage Students

Journal Publications

  • (1998) Taipei Cultural Monthly: The Mandarin House at Cornell University
  • (1997) The World Journal: February 17: Wo Diao Jin le Yuyan de Xuanwo
  • (1991) The World of Chinese Language, Vol. 61: The Value of Natural Approach in a Chinese Setting
  • (1990) Shifeng, Vol. 6, Having Fun with Short-wave Radio
  • (1990) The World of Chinese Language, Vol. 56: Teaching Molihua via Natural Approach
  • (1990) Creative Learning Environment: A study on the English Resource Class, Vol. 1, Sec 2, Journal of Humanities and Social Science
  • (1989) Shifeng, Vol. 5, Living Through my Son
  • (1989) Shifeng, Vol. 5, A Report from London BBC Summer Institute
  • (1989) The World of Chinese Language, Vol. 54: Teaching Techniques and Activities in a Chinese Classroom
  • (1988) Shifeng, Vol. 4, For You
  • (1988) Shifeng, Vol. 4, Jingshi, Renshi, Xinshi
  • (1987) Hsinchu City Journal: A Report on the Sister City Exchange Program