Our Faculty

We have a diverse set of language instructors with many years of experience in their fields. They are very familiar with language pedagogy and challenges that students may encounter while learning their particular language. To learn more about the faculty and their areas of expertise, please check out the faculty profiles below.

 

Eduardo Lage-Otero

Research Areas
Dr. Lage-Otero’s interests are focused on Hispanic Studies, curriculum design, and educational communication and technology, especially in the fields of second language acquisition and cognitive science.
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Teaching Subjects
  • Beginning Spanish
  • Intermediate Spanish
  • Advanced Spanish (Language & Literature Courses)
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Scott Cook

Research Areas
Professor Cook specialises in pre-imperial textual studies and early Chinese intellectual history, with emphases in recently excavated bamboo manuscripts and musical thought.
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Teaching Subjects
  • Classical Chinese
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Steven Green

Research Areas
Dr. Green specialises in Roman literature and culture in the 1st centuries BC and AD, with particular attention to the reigns of the Emperors Augustus and Nero.
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Teaching Subjects
  • Latin (all levels: Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced)
  • Ovid the Innovator
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Mira Seo

Research Areas
Roman poetry of the imperial period, especially Ovid, Seneca, Statius, and Martial. Comparative Classics and reception.
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Teaching Subjects
  • Latin (all levels: Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced)
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Mo Zhang

Research Areas
Chinese linguistics and language acquisition, especially in the fields of grammatical difficulties analysis and teacher-student interactions and feedback in Chinese language classrooms.
Teacher training and development.

Short Bio
Ms. Mo Zhang received her M.A. in Chinese Linguistics and Language Acquisition from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Before joining Yale-NUS, she was Preceptor in Chinese and course head of Pre-Advanced Modern Chinese at Harvard University. Prior to joining Harvard University, she taught Chinese language at Williams College and the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Her recent projects include developing remote teaching materials for advanced level students and studying grammar difficulty quantitatively and qualitatively.
Teaching Subjects
  • Beginning Chinese
  • Intermediate Chinese
  • Advanced Chinese (Language and Literature courses)
  • For entire list of courses see full profile