Faculty Profiles

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Shuguang (Rose) Wang, M.A.

Associate Lecturer of Chinese Language and Culture; Chinese Language and Culture Section Coordinator

On Faculty since 2007
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Professional interests include comparative study of Chinese and American culture and education, CFL (Chinese-as-a-Foreign-Language) teaching in America, designing and evaluation of college CFL program and curriculum, and ESL (English-as-a-Second-Language) instruction and teaching strategies in China. Personal interests include different languages and cultures, music, ethnic foods, cooking, gardening, and spending family time together.

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Middlebury College
M. A., Teaching Chinese as a Second Language, 2020

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

Calvin College
B. A., English, 1999

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


  • CFL Program and Curriculum Development
  • ESL and CFL Teaching Methodologies
  • Compare and Contrast Chinese and American Education
  • Compare and Contrast Chinese and American Culture
  • Christian Association of World Languages (CAWL)
  • Chinese Language Teachers Association (CLTA)
  • Technology and Chinese Language Teaching (TCLT)

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

 “Understanding and Teaching Asian Students,” presentation to ESL Ministry 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.

 “Building Chinese Characters for Bridging Boundaries: Making Connections for Faith-Learning Integration,” presentation to North American Christian Foreign Language Association Conference, Wheaton College, March 20-24, 2014.

 “Teaching Chinese Overseas 对外汉语教学,” presentation at Yancheng Teachers University in China, June 5, 2014.

 “‘Chinese Characters’ and ‘Christian Character’-- Making Connections for the Integration of Faith and Learning,” Wheaton College Faith and Learning paper project, June 29, 2018.

 “Introducing Modern Chinese Education,” ChinaSource Article, October 2018.

Wheaton College Mandarin Chinese

  • Elementary Chinese (CHIN 101, 102)
  • Accelerated Elementary Chinese (CHIN 103)
  • Intermediate Chinese (CHIN 201)
  • Chinese Character Acquisition (CHIN 301)
  • Chinese through Scripture (CHIN 302)
  • Chinese Grammar (CHIN 303)
  • Chinese Conversation (CHIN 331)
  • Chinese Composition (CHIN 332)
  • Chinese Civilization and Culture (CHIN 334)
  • Business Chinese (CHIN 335)
  • Readings of Chinese Society and Culture (CHIN 337)
  • Advanced Chinese in China (CHIN 338)
  • Special Topics in Chinese Language and Culture (CHIN 341)


Chinese-as-a-Foreign Language to High School and Adult Students in America

Multi-level ESL to Adult Students in America

Teaching Chinese to Adopted Chinese Children in America

Heritage Chinese to Children K-8 in America

English-as-a-Foreign-Language to Middle and High School Students in China

My individual research interests include Chinese and American cultural contrast, education system in China and America, styles of communication in cross-cultural context, strategies and material development in teaching Chinese as a foreign language, and Chinese character curriculum design and instruction.

Curricular Development Projects
Initiated the design and development of Wheaton in China study abroad program (summer of 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2017), Chinese Minor (fall of 2014), Chinese Major (fall of 2018), Chinese through Scripture textbook project (fall of 2020), and the general education program with content goals and linguistic objectives articulated at different levels of the curriculum.