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Dr. Yunjuan He, Ph.D

Title: Associate Professor - Chinese
Phone: 706-867-4554

Office: Dunlap Hall 112, Dahlonega
Areas of Expertise: Second language acquisition, phonetics, phonology, Chinese pedagogy.


Dr. Yunjuan He has a doctorate in linguistics from the University of Florida. She also has a Master of Arts in linguistics from the University of Victoria and a Bachelor of Arts in teaching Chinese as a second language from Beijing Language and Culture University. She joined UNG in the fall 2012 and served as the academic director of the ROTC Chinese Flagship program in 2014-2015.

Her research interests fall within and across the fields of sound systems and second language acquisition. Her research investigates how linguistic, social and pedagogical factors affect the perception and production of L2 segmental and supersegmental features. Currently, she is conducting several studies on examining the effect of various teaching methods on the acquisition of Mandarin tones by American learners. 

Courses Taught

  • CHIN 1001 - Elementary Chinese I
  • CHIN 1002 - Elementary Chinese II
  • CHIN 2001 - Intermediate Chinese I
  • CHIN 2002 - Intermediate Chinese II
  • CHIN 2003 - Intermediate Chinese III
  • CHIN 2004 - Intermediate Chinese IV
  • MLAN 2950L - Applications in Mod Langs II
  • CHIN 3001 - Intermediate-Advanced Chinese I
  • CHIN 3002 - Intermediate-Advanced Chinese II  
  • CHIN 3010 - Exploring China Through Film
  • CHIN 3020 - Chinese Language, Culture & Society          
  • CHIN 4310 - Advanced Chinese Conversation
  • CHIN 4510 - Advanced Chinese Language I
  • CHIN 4520 - Advanced Chinese Language II


  • Ph.D, Linguistics, University of Florida, 2010
  • M.A., Linguistics, University of Victoria, Canada, 2004
  • B.A., Teaching Chinese as a Second Language, Beijing Language and Culture University, 2001

Research/Special Interests

Second Language Acquisition, Phonetics, Phonology, Chinese Pedagogy.


He, Y., and Qin, X. (In press). Students’ Perceptions of an Internship Experience in China: A Pilot Study, Foreign Language Annuals.

He, Y., Wang, Q. and Wayland, R. (2016). Effect of different teaching methods on production of Mandarin Tone 3 by English speaking learners, Chinese as a Second Language: The Journal of the Chinese Language Teachers Association, USA. 51 (3), 252-265.

He, Y. (2014). A survey on factors that have effects on the pronunciation of Mandarin Tones of disyllabic words by American learners, Guoji Hanyu Jiaoyu (International Chinese Language Education). 136-146.

He, Y. (2014).  Production of English syllable final L by Mandarin speakers. Journal of Language Teaching and Research. 5 (4), 742-750.

He, Y. and Wayland, R. (2013). Identification of Mandarin coarticulated tones by inexperienced and experienced English learners of Mandarin. Chinese as a Second Language Research. 2 (1), 1-21.

He, Y., Wang, Q, and Wiltshire, C. (2011). The acoustic features of English lexical stress by Mandarin speakers. Daxue Yingyu (College English), Vol 8. No.2. 152-158. 

He, Y. and Wayland, R. (2010). Production of Mandarin coarticulated tones by inexperienced and experienced English learners of Mandarin. Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Speech Prosody, 100123: 1-4. 

He, Y., Wang, Q, and Wiltshire, C. (2008). Production of English lexical stress by inexperienced and experienced learners of English. Canadian Acoustics, Vol. 36. No.3. 128-129. 

Work Experience

  • Assistant Professor of Chinese, University of North Georgia, Dahlonega, Georgia, 2012-present
  • Lecturer of Chinese, Florida International University, Miami, Florida, 2011-2012
  • Adjunct Instructor, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, 2009-2010
  • Student Instructor, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, 2006-2007
  • Drill Instructor, Columbia in Beijing program, Beijing, China, June-July, 2004                                            
  • Teaching Assistant, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada, 2002-2004        
  • Instructor, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 2001-2002

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