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Robin Harvey

Clinical Associate Professor of TESOL, Bilingual and World Language Education

Teaching and Learning


Dr. Robin E. Harvey (何柔彬) is a Clinical Associate 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.


M.A. TESOL program @ NYU Shanghai



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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