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China Lunch Lecture Series: Chinese Heritage Language Education in Germany and in the USA: A Comparative Study

22.06.2023 | 12:15

In the framework of our China Lunch Lecture Series, our guest researcher Ass. Prof. Dr. Li-Jen Kuo from Texas A&M University (USA) will deliver a lecture on the topic of

"Chinese Heritage Language Education in Germany and in the USA: A Comparative Study"

The rise in immigration and the increasing recognition of globalization have sparked a need for extensive research on heritage language education. Immigrant families face additional hurdles when maintaining a heritage language that is both linguistically and culturally distinct from the dominant language of the host society. This study aims to tackle this crucial issue by conducting an international comparative analysis of Chinese heritage language education in the United States and Germany. Employing a mixed-method approach, the research seeks to identify the primary challenges encountered by Chinese immigrant families and the key factors contributing to the success of heritage language education. Similarities and differences between the two countries will be explored to gain a comprehensive understanding of the topic.


Dr. Li-Jen Kuo is Associate Professor of Literacy Education and Second Language Acquisition at Texas A&M University in the USA. Her research focuses on the intersection of literacy, cognition, and learning. She has published her work in renowned academic journals and has led several national and international research projects. Dr. Kuo directs the Cross-Linguistic Literacy & Cognition Research Group and the World Languages Academy at Texas A&M University.

The lecture will take place on June 22, 2023, at 12:15 PM in Room 2.2051 (Holzlaube) and will be delivered in English.

Everyone is welcome to attend. We look forward to your participation!

Zeit & Ort

22.06.2023 | 12:15

Room 2.2051
Fabeckstr. 23-25
14195 Berlin