Carnegie Mellon University

Ding Wang-Bramlett

Ding Wang-Bramlett

Education: M.A., University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, Second Language Studies; M.A., Columbia University, Psychology in Education; B.A., Beijing Language and Culture University, Teaching Chinese as a Second/Foreign Language


I joined the SLA PhD program at CMU in Fall 2019. Prior to coming to CMU, I spent six amazing years teaching Chinese at Princeton University. While teaching is my passion, I also conduct research that can better guide classroom teaching. I apply conversation analysis (CA) to study classroom interaction patterns that facilitate the learning of Mandarin Chinese.

  • Teaching and learning Chinese as a second/foreign language
  • Classroom interaction
  • Interactional competence
  • Conversation analysis (CA)
  • Technology-assisted language learning and assessment
  • 82131:  Elementary Chinese I
  • 82132:  Elementary Chinese II
  • 82231: Intermediate Chinese I
  • 82232: Intermediate Chinese II
  • Student board member, University Disciplinary Committee and Academic Review Board, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Assistant and guest editor, Studies in Chinese Learning and Teaching

Department Member Since 2019