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Teaching Interests

Research Interests

Educational Background


School of Arts & Letters

Department of Modern Languages & Literatures

Kylie Hsu
Assistant Professor

Office: KH A3030
Phone: (323) 343-4230
FAX: (323) 343-4234
Email: [email protected]


Dr. Hsu is a Phi Beta Kappa scholar and a recipient of the University of California Presidential Fellowship and Research Grant, among a score of other honors and awards. Prior to joining the faculty of Modern Languages and Literatures at Cal State L.A., she engaged in the multidisciplinary fields of business, engineering, and health sciences.


Her teaching interests in the broadest sense include the contemporary use and the historical development of language and the sociocultural aspect of language learning. She also teaches civilization, literature, and language for special purposes such as newspaper and business Chinese.


Dr. Hsu's research interests reside primarily in applied linguistics, which include contextual analysis of language use in written and spoken discourse, language and cultural socialization, heritage language pedagogy, and intercultural communication. She is an active participant of scholarly activities, which include organizing and chairing conferences, serving on the editorial board of journals, and authoring numerous publications and presentations.


Ph.D. Applied Linguistics, 1996
University of California, Los Angeles

M.A. (Distinction) Linguistics, 1994
California State University, Northridge

B.A. (Summa Cum Laude) Linguistics, 1980
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Fall 1997 SCHEDULE

Course Title Sect.No. Units Day & Time Room
CHIN 100A Elem Mandarin 01 4 MW 9:50-11:30 KH B2014
CHIN 100B Elem Mandarin 01 4 MW 2:10-3:50 KH B2014
CHIN 100C Elem Mandarin 01 4 TR 4:20-6:00 SH C137


Day Time
M 11:30-12:30
T 3:00-4:00
W 11:30-12:30
R 3:00-4:00

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