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Department ofModern Languages and Literatures

Sean Yeh

Sean Yeh
Hsin-hung (Sean) Yeh

Hsin-hung (Sean) Yeh is excited to join the faculty of Santa Clara University as a Chinese language lecturer, starting from the Academic Year 2020-2021. Born and raised in Taiwan, Yeh moved to the U.S. in 2010. He started teaching Chinese as a full-time instructor at Harvard University for 5 years (2010-2015) and has been teaching in Middlebury Chinese Summer School every summer since 2014. In 2015, he moved to the Bay Area and started his Ph.D. studies at Stanford University, with research interests including Chinese/Sinophone linguistics (lexical semantics, morphology, and information structure), sociolinguistics (style and language ideology/attitude), L2 Chinese pedagogy, and language proficiency assessment. He is also a certified Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) tester and Writing Proficiency Test (WPT) rater of American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). He is looking forward to working with every student and colleague at Santa Clara University!

Research Interests:

  • Chinese/Sinophone linguistics (lexical semantics, morphology, and information structure)
  • Sociolinguistics (style and language ideology/attitude),
  • L2 Chinese pedagogy
  • Language proficiency assessment


  • CHIN 1 - 3: Elementary Chinese I - III
  • CHIN 21-22 Chinese Lang & Cultures I-II
  • CHIN 100-101: Advanced Chinese I-II
  • CHIN 125 Love/Affection in Sino Films
  • CHIN 126 Sino. Pop Cul. in Glob. Cx.
  • Other Upper Division Chinese courses



Selected Publications:

  • Yeh, H.-H. (2022). A continuum study of Chinese V N verbal compounds and its pedagogical implications. CLTA Monograph VI (Pedagogical Grammar and Grammar Pedagogy in L2 Chinese).

  • Chiu, H.-F., Wu, Y., Yang, Y., & Yeh, H.-H. (2022). Progressive Chinese: Intermediate Course. Taipei, Taiwan: Cheng Chung Bookstore.