Zihan Qin

Zihan Qin

Lecturer in Chinese Language
MA, University of Iowa

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  • Washington University
    MSC 1111-107-115
    One Brookings Drive
    St. Louis, MO 63130-4899

Zihan Qin teaches Chinese courses in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures. 

Zihan Qin received her M.A. in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language at the University of Iowa with a specialization in Chinese as a second language (CSL) reading strategies. At Washington University in St. Louis, she teaches Chinese language courses at all levels, varying from beginning to advanced level to both heritage and non-heritage students. She has a strong interest in incorporating multimedia technologies and authentic materials into language teaching and utilizes various pedagogical approaches to engage and motivate students in and outside of the classroom. 

Zihan Qin has extensive experiences teaching at intensive summer programs. She has taught at Middlebury Chinese School (2019 to present), Princeton in Beijing (2018) and led Fourth-Year Chinese at Duke Study in China (2017) and Washington University Summer Chinese Program (2016). 

She hikes, plays tennis, and walks with her dog in her spare time.


Qin, Zihan 2021. Teaching Beginning and Advance Chinese Heritage Learners: A Literacy-based Approach. Journal of International Chinese Studies, 2021 issue 9.

Liang, Xia, Qin, Zihan and Tan, Yanbing 2017. Chinese Learning Process from the Perspective of Successful Learners. International Chinese Teaching and Research, 2017 issue 2.

Liang, Xia, Qin, Zihan and Tan, Yanbing 2017. How and Why Language Learning Is Useful in China Careers. International Chinese Teaching and Research, 2017 issue 1.