Ph.D. in Chinese Language Pedagogy, The Ohio State University (2015)
M.A. in Chinese Language Pedagogy, The Ohio State University (2011)
B.A. in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language, Shanghai International Studies University (2009)
Teaching and Research Interests:
Language Pedagogy, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, Discourse Analysis
CHIN 201: Intermediate Chinese I
CHIN 313: Media Chinese I: Newspaper and Internet
CHIN 314: Media Chinese II: Broadcast News
CHIN 402: Advanced Chinese
CHIN 417: Intro to Modern Chinese Literature (Chuncao 春草)
CHIN 418: Directed Readings in Academic Chinese (Classical Chinese)
CHIN 512: 21st Century China (中国社会的人情、面子与关系）
CHIN 513: China and the World
Zeng, Zhini. 体演春草：高级汉语视听说教程 (Perform Chun Cao: A Multimedia Advanced Chinese Course). Foreign Language Publications, Columbus, Ohio and Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press, Beijing, China.
Jian, Xiaobin, Xin Zhang and Zhini Zeng. Perform Guangzhou (体演广州). Foreign Language Publications, Columbus, Ohio and Qingdao Publishing House, Qingdao, China.
Jia, Junqing and Zhini Zeng. 2021. Innovating the Design of Lower-Level Reading and Writing Curriculum for the Digital Age. In: Ye Z. (eds) The Palgrave Handbook of Chinese Language Studies. Palgrave Macmillan, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-6844-8_6-1
Zeng, Zhini. 2020. Online forum as Third Space? CFL learners’ experiences on an online knowledge-sharing community. In X. Jian and X. Zhang (Eds.), Co-constructing the Third Space: Negotiating Intentions and Expectations in Another Culture, London: Routledge.
Zeng, Zhini. Constructing Self in the Third Space: Negotiating Expertise in Globalized Workplaces. In X. Jian and X. Zhang (Eds.), Co-constructing the Third Space: Negotiating Intentions and Expectations in Another Culture, Routledge.
Zeng, Zhini and Ying Liu. 2019. “Rhetorical Awareness in Foreign Language Writing: An Advanced-level Japanese Case Study.” Journal of the National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages, 25, 133-172.
Zeng, Zhini. “中文社交问答网络社区中的情境学习：以‘知乎’为例” (Situated Learning in a Chinese Question-and-Answer Online Community: The Case of Zhihu.) The Journal of Chinese as a Second Language, 53(3), 222-261.
Zeng, Zhini. “Striving for the Third Space: An American Professional’s Unconventional Language Use in Chinese Workplace.” Foreign Language Annals, 51, 658-683.
Zeng, Zhini. “Beyond Advanced Proficiency: Using Portfolio Assessment to Evaluate Expertise in Communicating in Chinese as a Foreign Language.” Journal of the National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages, 24, 1-42.
Certified ACTFL OPI Tester of Mandarin Chinese
Awards and Honors:
NFMLTA/NCOLCTL Research Award (2015)
Cheng & Tsui Professional Development Award for Teachers of Chinese, Chinese Language Teachers Association (2012)
Chinese Language Flagship Program