Department of Modern Languages and Literatures
O'Dowd Hall, Room 372
586 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
(map)
(248) 370-2060
Fax: (248) 370-3170

Hsiang-Hua Melanie Chang




张相华 . 張相華
Hsiang-Hua (Melanie) Chang
Associate Professor of Chinese

368 O'Dowd Hall
(248) 370-4248
chang23@oakland.edu
www.oakland.edu/~chang23

DEGREE:
Ph.D. in Linguistics, Michigan State University

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Chinese Linguistics; First, Second, and Heritage Language Acquisition; Foreign Language Pedagogy; Foreign Language Teacher Education

YOUTUBE & FACEBOOK: [ Dr. Chang's Chinese Learning Resources], [ Chinese Language], [ China Study Abroad], [ China Club] , [ Chinese Corner ]


Hsiang-Hua Melanie Chang began her teaching career in 1995.  She joined Oakland University as a visiting faculty member in 2008 and started her tenure-track appointment in 2009.  She teaches Chinese language, literature, linguistics, culture, and civilization.  She is also a faculty member of International Studies and the coordinator of study abroad to China Foreign Affairs University.  As the only full-time faculty member in the Chinese program for 9 years, she has developed the Chinese program from a two-year program to a four-year program.  She brought the two catalog-only Minors, Chinese Language and Chinese Language and Civilization, into fruition, and co-founded the Elementary and Secondary Teaching Minor in Chinese Language.  She also constantly designs and supervises customized Business Chinese courses for the local professionals offered via Professional and Continuing Education (PACE) at OU.  She served as the advisor for China Club for six years.  She founded and advises the Chinese Corner and the National Collegiate Chinese Honor Society - OU Chapter (the first of its kind in Michigan).  She has been regularly selected to serve as Reader and Table Leader for the Advanced Placement (AP) Chinese Exams since 2011.  Prior to OU, her recent work experience includes serving as the coordinator/instructor of Chinese Outreach to middle and high schools at Michigan State University, and teaching graduate-level Chinese Linguistics and Chinese Grammar courses at Wayne State University.  Her principal research interest is first and second language acquisition of syntax and semantics.  Much of her work concentrates on issues about aspect, existential sentences, and nominal phrases.  She is a life member of Association of Teaching Chinese as a Second Language (ATCSL), Chinese Language Teachers Association (CLTA), and International Association of Chinese Linguistics (IACL).  She enjoys teaching and studying different languages and cultures.

Recommendation Letters, CHE 3920, Thesis Advising [policy]