Shuguang (Rose) Wang, M.A.


Mandarin Chinese

Assistant Lecturer of Mandarin
On Faculty since 2007

Office: Schell 301
Phone: (630)752-5633


M.A., Chinese, Middlebury College, (in progress starting summer of 2013)

M.A., Missions and Intercultural Studies/TESOL, Wheaton College (2001)

B.A., (English), Calvin College (1999) 

B.A., (TEFL), Yancheng Teachers' College, Jiangsu Province, China (1987) 

About Shuguang (Rose) Wang

Professional interests include English language instruction in China, Adult ESL (English-as-a-Second-Language) teaching strategies, comparative study of Chinese and American culture and education, Chinese language teaching in America, and design and evaluation of college CFL (Chinese-as-a-Foreign-Language) curriculum. Personal interests include learning different languages and cultures, watching Korean drama, music, eating ethnic foods, cooking, gardening, and spending family time together.

Courses Taught

  • Elementary Chinese (CHIN 101, 102)
  • Accelerated Elementary Chinese (CHIN 103)
  • Intermediate Chinese (CHIN 201)
  • Chinese through Scripture (CHIN 302)
  • Advanced Converstaion (CHIN 331)
  • Chinese Compostion (CHIN 332)
  • Readings of Chinese Society and Cutlure (CHIN 337)
  • Chinese for High School Students and Adults at College of DuPage, IL (2005-2007)
  • Multi-level ESL for Adult at College of DuPage, IL (2001-2011)
  • Teaching Chinese to Adopted Chinese Children (2003-2005)
  • Heritage Chinese for Children K-8 at College of DuPage, IL (2005-2007)
  • Teaching EFL(English-as-a-Foreign-Language) to Middle-School and High-School Students in China (1987-1996)

Membership in Professional Societies

  • Christian Association of World Languages (CAWL)
  • Chinese Language Teachers Association (CLTA) 
  • Technology and Chinese Language Teaching (TCLT)


My individual research interests include elementary and secondary EFL program models in China, the best practices for teaching English speaking, listening, reading, and writing to adult ESL students, the content of Chinese and American education, Chinese culture and some contrasts with American culture, language learning for heritage students, strategies and materials development in teaching Chinese, college classroom culture in China and America, mistakes and difficulties common to American beginning CFL learners, and error correction and treatment strategies in CFL classrooms, Chinese American students' bilingual and bi-literacy background and its influence on their learning the heritage language.

Invited Proposals/Lectures/Presentations

"Building Chinese Characters for Bridging Boundaries: Making Connections for Faith-Learning Integration," presentation to NACFLA Conference, Wheaton College, March 20-22, 2014

Understanding and Teaching Asian Students,” presentation to ESL Mininstry Conference, Wheaton College, April 13, 2013.

Creativity in Orchestrating Classroom Life and Learning: Change for the Teacher and Motivation for the Students ,” presentation proposal to 2013 CLTA Chinese Conference.

Understanding Learners from an East Asian Background,” presentation to ESL Mininstry Conference, Moody Bible Institute, April 14, 2012. 

Curricular Development Project

Initiated the design and development of Wheaton in China study abroad program (summer of 2012, 2013, and 2015) and Wheaton College Chinese minor, and general education programs as interdisciplinary sequences/programs in China Studies, with content goals and linguistic objectives articulated at different levels of the curriculum.

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