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Thuy-Kim Le

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Lecturer, MY, Vietnamese
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 0202
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Biography

Lê Phạm Thuý-Kim has taught Vietnamese language at Arizona State University since 1991 and served as examiner and consultant for the Vietnamese language courses offered by the Critical Languages Program at University of Arizona from 1995-2013.  She has been active in Group of Universities for the Advancement of Vietnamese in America (GUAVA) since 1991 and served as Chair of Academic Affairs, Vice President, and Chair of Proficiency Guidelines Committee.  In September 2002, Lê Phạm Thúy-Kim received Outstanding Post-Secondary Educator of the Year award at the Arizona Language Association annual conference in Glendale, Arizona.  She also received an award from the Vietnamese Community in Arizona for her contribution to the community in February, 2006.  Her two textbooks Chúng ta nói and Let's Speak Vietnamese received awards from Charles E. Tuttle Publishing .

 

Education

Master of Education - Adult and Higher Education, Arizona State University ,1991
Bachelor of Arts - Family Resources and Human Development, Arizona State University,1984
Completed 24 credits of graduate courses in instructional media and methodologies, 1992-2000
Earned 118 credits in Justice Studies, College of Law, Saigon University, 1972-1975 
 

 

Research Interests

The use of multimedia and technology in language teaching and learning, proficiency guidelines, and contemporary literature.

Publications
  • Lê Pham Thúy-Kim. Workbook Manual to accompany Chúng ta nói. (2007).
  • Lê Pham Thúy-Kim. Workbook Manual to accompany Let's Speak Vietnamese. (2007).
  • Lê Pham Thúy-Kim and Nguyen Bích Thuan. Let's Speak Vietnamese. (2007).
  • Thuy-Kim Le. Review Exercises to Accompany Let's Speak VN. Online program (2004).
  • Thuy-Kim Le. Online Listening Program - Pronunciation and Spelling Activities for Learners of Vietnamese. Online program (2003).
Research Activity
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
VTN 102Elementary Vietnamese II
VTN 202Intermediate Vietnamese II
VTN 322Adv Vietnamese & Literature II
VTN 499Individualized Instruction
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
VTN 101Elementary Vietnamese I
VTN 201Intermediate Vietnamese I
VTN 321Adv Vietnamese & Literature I
VTN 499Individualized Instruction
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
VTN 102Elementary Vietnamese II
VTN 202Intermediate Vietnamese II
VTN 322Adv Vietnamese & Literature II
VTN 499Individualized Instruction
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
VTN 101Elementary Vietnamese I
VTN 201Intermediate Vietnamese I
VTN 321Adv Vietnamese & Literature I
VTN 499Individualized Instruction
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
VTN 102Elementary Vietnamese II
VTN 202Intermediate Vietnamese II
VTN 322Adv Vietnamese & Literature II
VTN 499Individualized Instruction
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
VTN 101Elementary Vietnamese I
VTN 201Intermediate Vietnamese I
VTN 321Adv Vietnamese & Literature I
VTN 499Individualized Instruction
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
VTN 102Elementary Vietnamese II
VTN 202Intermediate Vietnamese II
VTN 322Adv Vietnamese & Literature II
VTN 499Individualized Instruction
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
VTN 101Elementary Vietnamese I
VTN 201Intermediate Vietnamese I
VTN 321Adv Vietnamese & Literature I
VTN 499Individualized Instruction
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
VTN 102Elementary Vietnamese II
VTN 202Intermediate Vietnamese II
VTN 322Adv Vietnamese & Literature II
VTN 499Individualized Instruction
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
VTN 101Elementary Vietnamese I
VTN 201Intermediate Vietnamese I
VTN 321Adv Vietnamese & Literature I
VTN 499Individualized Instruction
Presentations

-Practical and Effective Approaches and Practices for Teaching Mixed Southeast Asian Language Classes, SEA Language Teaching: New Directions Conference, Cornell, September 2017

-Improving Your Student Active Listening Skills with Free Videos from Viewpoint, SILC Share Fair, November 2016

-Tools to Enhance Language Learning, ASU Online/EdPlus Faculty Showcase, March 2016

-From Course Objectives to Assessment for Learning, AAS Conference, Seattle, March 2016

-The Challenges and Strategies of Teaching and Learning Vietnamese in Mixed-Classes – Asian

Languages & Literatures and Southeast Asia Center, University of Washington, March 2016 

-Aligning Flipped Classroom Instruction with Learning Objectives to Enhance Student’s

Motivation and Language Proficiency, Group of Universities for the Advancement of Vietnamese in America (GUAVA), UCLA, May 2015

-Teaching Flipped, Blended or Hybrid Language Classrooms to Engage Learners and Enhance

Their Learning Experience, Western Association of Asian Studies, ASU, October 2014

-Integrating Technology in the Language Classroom: New Approaches, Examples, and Challenges,

Panel Chair, Western Association of Asian Studies, ASU, October 2014

-From Print to Speech: Reading and Pitch Problems among Heritage Learners of Vietnamese

Language -- A Visit, National Conference on Heritage, UCLA, March 2014

-New Approaches to Teaching Advanced Level of Vietnamese to Heritage and Non-Heritage

Students, Association for Asian Studies Conference, San Diego, March 2013.

-Integrating Free Web 2.0 Tools to Promote Oral Communication and Interaction in FL Teaching

and Learning, Southwest Association for Language Learning Technology Conference, conducted a

1-hour workshop, Arizona State University, March 2012.

-Using Free Web 2.0 Tools for Teaching and Learning Oral Communication, Alpha Mu Gamma

XXXIII National Convention, Los Angeles City College, October 2011

-Using Free Web 2.0 Tools for Teaching and Learning Oral Communication, conducted half-day

hand-on workshop for GUAVA members at Harvard University, August 2011.

-Practical Use of Technology in Language Teaching and Learning, invited to give one-day hand

on workshop for GUAVA members and Asian faculty, Yale University, August 2010

-Creative Ways of Using Online Interactive Reading and Writing Assignments in Foreign

Language Classrooms, Arizona Language Association Conference, co-presented, Oct. 2009

-Teaching the Vietnamese Sound System Communicatively, prepared and conducted one-day 

workshop for Foreign Service Institute teaching staff, Washington D.C., May 2008

-Creative Ways of Using Songs in Teaching and Learning Foreign Languages, American Council 

on Teaching Foreign Languages Conference, Nashville, November 2006

-Developing and Teaching Effective Lesson Plans, Teacher training workshop at Vietnamese 

Language School, Saigon, July 2006

-Developing and Teaching Courses in Hybrid Mode, Southwest Conference on Language Teaching,

Glendale, April 2006

-Communicative Approach to Teaching Vietnamese Pronunciation - Vietnamese Language

Teaching Workshop, Foreign Service Institute and the Center for Advanced Study of Language

University of Maryland, Washington D.C., April 2006

 -Developing Effective Online Foreign Placement Test, American Council on Teaching Foreign 

Languages Conference, Baltimore, November 2005

-Developing and Teaching a Content-Based Hybrid Course, Group of Universities for the 

Advancement of Vietnamese in America Workshop, Harvard University, August 2005

-An Overview of Vietnamese Culture, Arizona Refugee Conference, Mesa, Arizona, May 2004

-Teaching Vietnamese, conducted one-day workshop organized by the Multicultural Center of 

 Wright State University for the Vietnamese Community in Dayton, Ohio, March 2003

-Overview of Vietnamese History, Language, Culture and Vietnamese Community in Arizona,

Workshop for City of Phoenix Employees organized by Program for SEAS, Arizona State University, April 2002, September 2001, and April 2001

-Using Internet to Teach Southeast Asian Languages, hand-on workshop at Consortium of 

Teachers of Southeast Asian Languages Conference at University of Wisconsin-Madison,   July 2001

-Southeast Asian Immigrants: A Focus on Arizona, Southeast Asian immigrants in America

Workshop, McClintock High School, March 2000

-Overview of Southeast Asian Immigrants in Arizona and Characteristics of Vietnamese

Students, presented at the 9th Annual Bilingual Education Institute, ASU West, Nov.1999

-Self-Directed Language Learning Activities: Low and Hi Tech Models, Arizona Language 

Association Conference, Arizona State University, September 1999

-Self-Directed Language Learning Activities: Low and Hi Tech Models, Consortium of Teachers   of Southeast Asian Languages Conference at University of Oregon, August 1999

-Consortium of Teachers of Southeast Asian Languages Annual Workshop, co-coordinator and  organizer, Arizona State University, July 1997

 

Honors / Awards

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Teaching Award , nominated, 2012
Award and Recognition from the Vietnamese Community in Arizona, 2005
Arizona Language Association Outstanding Educator of the Year for Post-Secondary, 2005
Tuttle Language Award for the manuscript of Let’s Speak Vietnamese, 2004
Tuttle Language Award for the manuscript of Chúng ta nói - An Intermediate Text,1998

Service
  • SILC Online Instruction Working Group, 2017 - present
  • SILC Annual Review Sub-Committee, 2014 - present
  • ASU The Night of the Open Doors,  2013 - present
  • ASU Language Fair Event, 2000 - present
  • ASU Homecoming Event,  2009 - present
  • GUAVA Proficiency Guidelines, Chair, 2003-present
  • GUAVA Chair of Academic Affairs, 2006-2010
  • GUAVA Vice President, 1997-2006
  • GUAVA web master, 2000-present
  • East & Southeast Asian Language Reception Committee, member, 2010
  • Fulbright and Boren Review Committee, member 2010 - present
  • South and Southeast Asia Council, member, 2008 - present
  • SILC IT Committee, Member, 2006 - 2012
  • Undergraduate Curriculum Committee - Asian Language Section, member, 2006 - 2009
  • Planning and Organizing Committee for TET CELEBRATION AT ASU, Chair, 1998 - 2012
  • American English and Culture Program, Presenter, 2008 - 2008
  • Vietnamese Student Association (VSA), Advisor, 1999 - 2010
  • Academic Program Review Self-Study Committee for Asian Language Section, 2005 - 2006
  • Vietnamese Advance Summer Institute, Field Director, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2008
  • Asian Alumni Chapter of ASU Alumni Association, Director at Large, 2002 - 2004
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