Hong Thi Dinh
Position title: Senior Lecturer in Vietnamese
Office Hours: Mondays & Wednesdays, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm (CT) or by appointment
Areas of Expertise:
M.A in Southeast Asian Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2021 Certificate of Introduction to Online Language Teaching, Michigan State University, 2020
Certificate of Teaching Vietnamese for Foreigners, Vietnamese Language Studies Saigon (VLS), Vietnam, 2005
B.A in English, University of Da Lat, Vietnam, 1998
Hong Dinh is a highly committed educator with more than 18 years of experience teaching Vietnamese as a second or foreign language in higher education. Before she began working at UW-Madison in 2008, she taught Vietnamese in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam for the U.S consulate, German consulate, and to international visitors. In addition to her regular duties during the academic year, in 2010 she started to teach at the intensive summer language program Southeast Asian Studies Summer Institute (SEASSI) and has served as the Coordinator of the Vietnamese language since 2017.
Hong’s academic interest lies in materials development pedagogy. She has been actively involved in numerous projects to develop instructional materials and assessments in Vietnamese language. She authored oral proficiency materials for elementary Vietnamese, reading materials for advanced Vietnamese, and served as one of the co-authors of the Oral Proficiency Guidelines for Vietnamese, an international collaborative project organized by the Southeast Asian Language Council (SEALC). In 2022, she led a team of Vietnamese instructors from across the US and Vietnam in developing standardized reading assessment tools, organized by SEALC.
Hong Dinh was awarded the Dr. Brenda Pfachler Award of Excellence (2013), Center for Education Opportunity, UW-Madison, USA.