Carnegie Mellon University

Frank Dolce

Frank Dolce

  • WEH 8116


I joined the Carnegie Mellon University’s Second Language Ph.D. program in 2015. Previously, I worked as a Mandarin instructor at the secondary and collegiate levels. I am the creator of the CMU student group The Chinese-English Third Space, and founder of a mobile application, AiDu, which builds languacultural bridges between students.


Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Chinese Language, Carleton College
Interdisciplinary Master’s of Arts in East Asian Studies, University of Pittsburgh


My work examines the relationship between interactional participation and language learning. I integrate socio-cultural outlooks on development with conversation analysis methods to explore how turn-taking and topic management are related to learning of languaculture.