Fields: Linguistics (lexical and semantic structure), Chinese language pedagogy
Recent Activities and Accomplishments
STARTALK grants to strengthen the field of Chinese language teaching Professor Ross has received StarTalk grants from the National Security Agency annually since 2012 to conduct summer programs for master teachers of Chinese. The StarTalk programs focus on literacy development in students of Chinese as a foreign language.
The link to the "Read-On" literacy website is: http://college.holycross.edu/projects/startalk-chinese-literacy/index.html. The site includes reading lists on literacy acquisition in Chinese, best practices in character and text literacy instruction, complete teaching modules that illustrate strategies for effective character and reading acquisition in Chinese at various grade levels from kindergarten through college, and more.
Modern Mandarin Chinese, The Routledge Course, Level 1, Textbook and Workbook, Second revised edition, coauthored with Baozhang He, Meng yeh, and Pei-Chia Chen. London and New York: Routledge. 2017
Modern Mandarin Chinese Grammar, Second Edition, coauthored with Ma Jing-heng Sheng. London and New York: Routledge. (2014) German edition 2016
Workbook for Modern Mandarin Chinese Grammar, Second Edition, coauthored with Baozhang He and Pei-Chia Chen. London and New York: Routledge. (2015) German Edition 2016
Routledge Course in Modern Mandarin Chinese, Level 1, Textbook and Workbook, Simplified Character edition and Traditional Character edition, co-authored with Baozhang He, Pei-Chia Chen, and Meng Yeh. London and New York: Routledge. (2010) Second Edition in preparation.
Routledge Course in Modern Mandarin Chinese, Level 2, Textbook and Workbook, Simplified Character edition and Traditional Character edition, co-authored with Baozhang He, Pei-Chia Chen, and Meng Yeh. London and New York: Routledge Press. (2011). Second Edition in preparation.
Difficult Grammar Knots Unraveled《疑难解析 Yunnan Jiěxī》, Huang Nansong, Hu Wenze, and He Baozhang, with English editorial assistance by Claudia Ross. Beijing: Peking University Press. (2016)
Chinese Demystified. New York: McGraw-Hill. (2010)
The Lady in the Painting, a Basic Chinese Reader, Expanded Edition. New Haven: Yale University Press. (2008)
Schaum’s Outline of Chinese Grammar: Schaum’s Outline Series. New York: McGraw Hill. (2004)
Traditional Chinese Tales: A Course in Intermediate Chinese, New Haven: Yale University Press. (2001)
2016. Everson, M.E., K. Chang, and C. Ross. Developing initial literacy in Chinese, in S.C. Wang & J.K. Peyton, eds. CELIN Briefs Series. New York, NY: Asia Society.
2016. Guiding Principles for Early Literacy Experiences for Beginning Learners of Chinese,
by H. Curtain, M. Everson, C. Kotenbeutel, Y. King, M. Lavadenz, P. Liu, and C. Ross.
Commissioned by the National Foreign Language Center, The University of Maryland,
as a resource for StarTalk programs.
Current Professional Activities:
Board Member, New England Chinese Language Teachers Association 2014-2018
STARTALK program director, 2012-2018.
ACTFL workshop presenter, 2016, 2017, 2018.