Tin-Yu Tseng

Assistant Professor (Teaching) of Chinese

Contact Information
E-mail: tinyutse@usc.edu
Phone: (213) 740-3715
Office: THH 356H

Course Information


  • Ph.D. German Drama, German Department , USC, 5/1998

  • Description of Research

    Research Specialties
    The research project attempts to test the validity of the typed approach versus handwritten testing mode within the ACTFL WPT standard. This involves a continual effort to collect, test and assess students’ writing samples input and stored in an on line research platform. However, the greatest challenge of this research project will be the research team’s effort to modify the current guideline for Chinese WPT. Since nor the current ACTFL guideline and neither the WPT training workshops touched upon the issues regarding how to rate the category of “accuracy” for the Chinese WPT, it is apparent that the inadequacy of the standard and the related issues need to be carefully examined, corrected so that a more compatible guideline could be developed for the Chinese WPT. To effectively tackle the issues, the research team proposes to quantify the rating rubric in all categories, specifically the category of “accuracy” for Chinese so that a clearer, more objective standard could be likely established. The proposed quantifying paradigm is expected to be repeatedly examined, analyzed, and tested on students’ writing samples of all proficiency levels until a compatible, agreeable model is successfully configured.

  • Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures
  • 3501 Trousdale Parkway, Taper Hall 356
  • Los Angeles, California 90089-0357

  • All photos taken by Elissa L., Yulee Kim and Ka Wong