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Robin Harvey

Clinical Assistant Professor of TESOL, Bilingual and World Languages Education

Teaching and Learning

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Robin Harvey (何柔彬)is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Foreign Language Education, TESOL, and Bilingual Education in Multilingual/Multicultural Studies. She is Co-Director of the M.A. TESOL program at NYU Shanghai. She is Director of NYU's Project for Developing Chinese Language Teachers (DCLT), and former program director of NYU’s StarTalk Immersion Training Program for Teachers of Chinese (K-6). In 2002 she founded and directed Greenwich Village Chinese (西村中文), an afterschool and summer Chinese language program for students from toddler to 8th grade. She is a former middle school Mandarin teacher in New York and children's English teacher in Taiwan. Harvey is co-author with Pauline Huang of Rhythms and Tones: Inventive Songs & Chants for Learning Chinese (动感中文 1, Chinasprout, 2010), and Rhythms and Tones 2 (动感中文2, Chinasprout, 2012). She is a member of Asia Society's Chinese Early Language Immersion Network (CELIN) and of the board of directors of the Chinese Language Teachers Association of Greater New York (CLTA-GNY). Her research focuses on Chinese language teacher education and pedagogy,  language and literacy development in early childhood and childhood Chinese bilingual and immersion settings, inquiry-based pedagogy and language learning, and pedagogical approaches to teaching across global contexts.

Programs

Bilingual Education

Prepare to work with students from diverse linguistic and educational backgrounds through a career as a K–12 bilingual education teacher or researcher.

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World Language Education

Prepare for a career as a teacher of Chinese, French, Italian, Japanese, or Spanish to learners in diverse national and international settings.

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Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Prepare for a career as a teacher or researcher in English as a New Language (ENL), working with learners from diverse linguistic and educational backgrounds.

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Courses

Advanced Chinese for Teachers of Chinese I

This course addresses issues unique to the teaching of Chinese as a foreign or second language. Students learn to develop standards-based thematic units for the Chinese classroom and Chinese-specific strategies for engaging students with varying learning needs, comprehension and production, pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary and the four language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing). Attention will be paid to understanding the cultural context of teaching and program models. Part I focuses on classical Chinese.
Course #
FLGED-GE 2124
Units
1 - 3
Department
Teaching and Learning

Advanced Chinese for Teachers of Chinese II

This course develops advanced Chinese (Mandarin) language proficiency in both oral and written expression and enhances knowledge of Chinese language and rhetorical instructions through selected readings of both classical and contemporary Chinese literary works of various genres. Part II focuses on contemporary Chinese.
Course #
FLGED-GE 2125
Units
1 - 3
Department

Student Teaching in TESOL: Elementary/Secondary I

One semester supervised student teaching in a TESOL classroom in grades Pre-K-12 for a minimum of 180 hours for 20 days. Student teaching experiences will be used to support theoretical and practical applications of the planning and implementation of the curriculum. Participation is required in a weekly student teaching seminar which offers a practical examination of teaching challenges and practices as they relate to actual classroom teaching.
Course #
TESOL-GE 2901
Units
1 - 3
Department
Teaching and Learning

Teaching Foreign Language: Theory and Practice

Foundational course that explores the connections among research, theory, and practice in teaching second/foreign languages. Students explore guiding principles and methodology in approaches to the teaching of language; how additional and foreign languages are learned, taught, and assessed in different contexts; and theories and practices related to teaching reading, writing, speaking, listening, and grammar in a meaning-based, communicative, and contextual framework. Students develop skills in motivation, teacher-student interaction, and classroom management.
Course #
FLGED-UE 1999
Units
3 - 4
Department
Teaching and Learning