Wenying Zhou is an Assistant Professor of Chinese in the Department of Linguistics, Languages, and Cultures at Michigan State University. She earned her Master of Arts in Gifted Education from University of Connecticut, and her PhD in Educational Psychology and Educational Technology from Michigan State University. She has taught American students beginning to advanced Chinese classes in both online and face-to-face environments. In addition to her teaching, Wenying also provides synchronous and/or asynchronous workshops/training for pre- and in-service Chinese language teachers every year.

Wenying’s research mainly focuses on Chinese immersion education, training Chinese language teachers in the U.S., and exploring effective ways in language instruction. Her recent research publications include two special issue research papers: one is about Chinese dual-language bilingual education teachers’ pedagogical practices in American immersion schools on Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, and the other is about mobile assisted Chinese learning as a foreign language in Frontiers of Education in China. She has also contributed book chapters on content-based Chinese language instruction, use of authentic materials, developing intercultural awareness within teacher preparation program, and cross-cultural language teaching. She has also served as reviewers for many peer-reviewed journals, including Computer-assisted Language Learning, Foreign Language Annals, Language Teaching Research, etc. Currently she is working on two Chinese Open Educational Resources textbooks.