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Robin Harvey

Clinical Assistant Professor of Multilingual/Multicultural Studies

Teaching and Learning

212-992-9367

Robin Harvey (何柔彬)is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Foreign Language Education, TESOL, and Bilingual Education in Multilingual/Multicultural Studies. She is Program Co-Director of the M.A. TESOL at NYU Shanghai. She is Director of NYU's Project for Developing Chinese Language Teachers (DCLT), (http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/teachlearn/dclt) and former program director of NYU’s StarTalk Immersion Training Program for Teachers of Chinese (1-6). She has taught English to elementary school children in Taiwan and is a former middle school Mandarin teacher and founder of Greenwich Village Chinese, an afterschool and summer Chinese language program for students from toddler to 8th grade, established in 2004. Harvey is co-author with Pauline Huang of Rhythms and Tones: Inventive Songs & Chants for Learning Chinese(Chinasprout, 2010), and Rhythms and Tones 2 (Chinasprout, 2012), known in Chinese as 动感中文. Her research focuses on language and literacy development in early childhood and childhood bilingual and immersion settings, inquiry-based pedagogy and language learning, and pedagogical approaches to teaching across global contexts.

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
Term
Spring
Faculty

Professors

Robin Harvey ,
Department

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
Term
Spring
Faculty

Professors

Robin Harvey ,
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
Term
Fall
Faculty

Professors

Robin Harvey ,
Department

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
Term
Fall
Faculty

Professors

Robin Harvey ,
Department