Kang Zhou, Lecturer in Chinese at MIT.  He holds a B.A. in Teaching Chinese as a Second Language from Xi'an Foreign Language University, and a M.A. degree in Chinese Language and Language Acquisition from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. At MIT, he teaches various levels of Mandarin courses and a Chinese Calligraphy course. (

Before teaching at MIT in 2015, he had taught Chinese at Brown University, Williams College and Harvard University. He also has extensive teaching experience in study-abroad program including Harvard Beijing Academy, Duke Study in China and Middlebury Chinese School.

In addition to teaching, in the past few years, he has been working on one video project “Incorporating Video Materials into the Chinese Curriculum” which was sponsored by G&D Fund at MIT and several book projects. He is the co-author of “Beginning Mandarin Chinese Characters”(Liao & Zhou, Tuttle, 2018) and two intermediate level Chinese textbooks “Life in China: Impressions(中国印象)” and “Life in China: Observations(中国观察)” (Liu & Zhou, in field testing at Harvard University). 


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