Jing Chai holds a BA and MA in TCSOL (Teaching Chinese to the Speakers of Other Languages). She has been teaching at NYU Shanghai since its inaugural class, and is now the sole faculty of Chinese at NYUAD. Her recent research interests in the Community-engaged Learning led to the successful development of two post-advanced courses: Discovering Contemporary China Through Documentary Films and Teaching Chinese Through Children’s Storybook, as well as a series of experiential learning events and regional trips in NYUSH. Prior to joining NYUSH, she taught for the East Asia Languages and Literature Department at Washington and Lee University. Jing Chai is active in the area of internet and technology-based language learning. She has created a crowd-sourced website I Got One for strategies-sharing on Chinese character learning that connects the learners from NYU Global Network. She is also experienced in language assessments. She currently serves as the accredited OPI Tester of Mandarin for ACTFL, accredited Grader of HSK Test for the MoE China, as well as the Evaluator for Critical Language Scholarship for the U.S. State Departments.