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Chinese Language Assistants

2020-2021 Academic Year: Ruoyu Fu

Tell us something special about your hometown.

I was born and raised in Shandong, a beautiful coastal province that is situated in the eastern part of China. It is well known for its time-honored history and rich culture. As the hometown of Confucius and Mencius, Shandong has been seen as the cradle of the Chinese mainstream ethics and religion. Famous sights such as Mount Thai in Shandong attract tourists and visitors from all over the world.

Tell us when and how you started studying foreign languages and what you like about learning languages.

When I was ten years old, my parents hired a private tutor to help me get started with my English learning. My amazing tutor had done all kinds of activities to boost my motivation before I officially started my academic English study in middle school. The fundamental knowledge that I had gained in my first ten years of English learning in China has helped me adapt to the English-speaking environment efficiently. Not only has language learning strengthened my ability in critical thinking, but it also has enabled me to communicate with people from diverse backgrounds.

Tell us about a favorite activity that you pursue when you have free time.

I enjoy spending quality time in my kitchen cooking, baking, and humming! Yes, trying new recipes makes me excited. I can always gain a sense of achievement from making a dish that looks as good as it tastes. My family and friends love the traditional Chinese food that I made, some of them drove all the way from East LA to my house for my homemade stuffed buns and dumplings.

Past Chinese Language Residents

  • 2019-2020: Ruirui Zhang
  • 2017-2019: Jing Xu
  • 2015-2017: Ting Cao
  • 2014-2015: Zehuang Cao
  • 2012-2014: Jiangyun Zou
  • 2011-2012: Jing Zhou
  • 2009-2011: Xiaoying Ding
  • 2007-2009: Xueting Wang
  • 2006-2007: Jingyu Huo
  • 2003-2006: Lan Wu
  • 2000-2003: Qihui Tang
  • 1998-2000: Xin Wang
  • 1996-1998: Yao-Hui Wang
  • 1993-1996: Mingfei Gao
  • 1991-1993: Qun Shen
  • 1990-1991: Hongjun Zhu
  • 1989-1990: Jean Wang
  • 1989-1990: Rwo-Mei Chang
  • 1987-1989: Hongyan Xiao
  • 1986-1987: Min Tan
  • 1983-1986: Li-Na Hsieh
  • 1981-1983: Ning-Ning Koo
  • 1975-1981: Hsiao-Min Chang
  • 1972-1975: Han Han
  • 1970-1972: Janice Ku
  • 1969-1970: Dora Wang
  • 1968-1969: Diana Wen