UCI Department of Education

Chin-Hsi Lin, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Michigan State University

Email: chinhsi@gmail.com


Dr. Chin-Hsi Lin is joining Michigan State University as Assistant Professor of Technology and Chinese Language Education in the Educational Psychology and Educational Technology program in the Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Special Education.

Dr. Lin received his UC Irvine Ph.D. in Education in Fall 2012, in the Language, Literacy, and Technology specialization. His dissertation, Language Learning Through Social Network Sites: Perceptions and Reality, investigated the process and outcome of social learning and authentic communications on a social network site developed for language learning. His advisor was Professor and Associate Dean Mark Warschauer.

Dr. Lin's primary research interest is emerging technologies in language education, especially new forms of social media. Drawing from sociocultural perspective, he primarily investigates how social media help learners develop and acquire the capacity for language use. His secondary research interest is in the reading development of Chinese language learners. While a doctoral student he examined how first language and orthographic co-occurrence in second language affects the reading development of Chinese learners in collaboration with Dr. Penelope Collins.

In addition to his Ph.D. degree, Dr. Lin holds a master’s degree in Education from UC Irvine, a master’s degree in Teaching Chinese as a Second Language from National Taiwan Normal University, and a bachelor’s degree in Chinese Language and Literature from National Taiwan Normal University. Prior to UC Irvine, Chin-Hsi taught all levels of Chinese language to American undergraduate and graduate students in the International Chinese Language Program at National Taiwan University.



Lin, C.-H., & Lien, Y.-J. (2010). Technology and Chinese language teaching: Theory and practice. Taipei, Taiwan: Sharing.

Lin, C.-H., & Shu, J. (2008). A gentle introduction to Chinese linguistics. Taipei, Taiwan: Sharing.

Hsin, S. C., Shu, J., Chen, H., Lin, C.-H., & Lin, C.-T. (2007). Modern Chinese correspondence. Taipei, Taiwan: Wunan.

Journal Articles

Lien, Y. J., Lin, C.-H., & Chiu, G.-F. (2011). Animated teaching: Using cartoons in teaching Chinese as a foreign language. Journal of Technology and Chinese Language Teaching, 2(1), 36-48.

Lin, C.-H., & Warschauer, M. (in press). Integrative versus instrumental orientation among online language learners. Linguagens e Diálogos.

Lin, C.-H. (in press). Tools for teaching Chinese through song. Journal of Technology and Chinese Language Teaching.

Lin, C.-H., & Collins, P. (in press). The effects of L1, orthographic regularity and consistency in naming Chinese characters. Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal. doi: 10.1007/s11145-011-9340-9.

Conference Proceedings

Lin, C.-H., & Lien, Y.-J. (2010). Cartoon for language teaching. In D. B. Xu, J. Da & P. Zhang (Ed.),  (pp. 154-158). Columbus, OH: National East Asian Languages Resource Center, The Ohio State University.

Lin, C.-H., Shu, J., Chou, C., Chen, H., & Lien, Y.-J. (2007). Using Moodle in Chinese language teaching. In National Taiwan Normal University (Ed.), (pp. 133-144). Taipei, Taiwan: Overseas Compatriot Affairs Commission.

Shu, J., & Lin, C.-H. (2007). Multimedia and Chinese character teaching strategies. In National Taiwan Normal University (Ed.), (pp. 221-232). Taipei, Taiwan: Overseas Compatriot Affairs Commission.

Shu, J., Lin, C.-H., Lien, Y.-J., & Lee, L.-C. (2007). Using online speech technology in teaching Chinese conversations. In Feng Chia University (Ed.), (pp. 497-504). Taichung, Taiwan: Feng Chia University.