About the Author
Panpan Gao is a Lecturer in Chinese at MIT. She graduated from Beijing Language and Culture University with a master's degree in applied Chinese linguistics with a focus on pedagogy for Chinese as a second language. She has been teaching Chinese language at the university level since 2010. Prior to coming to MIT, she taught at Harvard University. In addition to teaching, she has also been involved in textbook writing and teacher training for an intensive language summer program.'
Hongyun Sun is a Senior Lecturer in Chinese at Boston University. She received a BA in Chinese language and literature education from Shenyang Normal University and an MA in cultural anthropology from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. Before coming to BU, she taught Chinese at Harvard University for seven years and Bowdoin College for two years. She was awarded the Harvard University Certificate of Teaching Excellence from 2008'€“2015. In addition to serving as an on-site lead teacher at Harvard Beijing Academy (HBA) for the summer of 2012, Hongyun also served as an academic director for the US State Department'€™s Critical Language Scholarship program in the summer of 2011.