Degrees and Certifications:
Ph.D. Instructional Systems, Florida State University M.S. Multilingual/Multicultural Education, Florida State Unviersity B.A. English Language and Literature
Dr. Ling Xiao
I was born in China and grew up in Hunan Province. I went to Huazhong Normal University and received my bachelor’s degree in the English Language and Literature, something that really opened my mind to a different culture. I enjoyed my college life -- I learned a lot, read a lot, both in Chinese and English, sang, danced, played sports and had a great time. After graduating from college, I taught English at a Chinese University for nine years and spent one year in the Republic of Singapore on as a visiting scholar. In the late 90s, I came to study for my Master's degree in second language acquisition at FSU and continued to pursue a doctorate in Instructional Systems. While studying at FSU, I taught various courses in Chinese and taught Educational Technology and did Teaching Assistant training. After finishing my doctoral degree, I started to teach Chinese at Lincoln and then at both Lincoln and Fairview.
Yes! How can I forget to mention my family? I'm married for a few decades. My husband and I went to the same middle school and high school. We have two wonderful boys, both born with my dissertastion. Our children are good citizens, good students and atheletes. They are very dear to my heart.
Growing up in a school environment and as a life-time learner, I enjoy working in educational settings. Teaching my own children, seeing them in both of the schools I work, and working with K-12 students has been a great learning experience and a blessing to my life!
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