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Thuy-Kim Le

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

Lê Pham Thuý-Kim started the Vietnamese language at Arizona State University in 1991. She has taught all levels of Vietnamese courses offered at ASU and developed hybrid and online Vietnamese courses. She also served as examiner and consultant for the Vietnamese language courses offered by the Critical Languages Program at University of Arizona since 1995.

Ms. Lê is one of the founding members of Group of Universities for the Advancement of Vietnamese in America (GUAVA) and served as Chair of Academic Affairs and Chair of Proficiency Guidelines Committee .

In September 2002, Lê Pham Thúy-Kim received  Arizona Language Association Outstanding Post-Secondary Educator of the Year Award.  She also received an award from the Vietnamese Community in Arizona for her contribution to the community in February, 2006.  Her two manuscripts received Tuttle Language Awards from Charles E. Tuttle Company in 1998 and 2004.

Ms. Lê's professional interests include the use of multimedia and technology in language teaching and learning, proficiency guidelines, and contemporary literature.

Her publications include:
-Let's Speak Vietnamese - An Introduction to Contemporary Vietnamese, Lê-Nguyên Press,  August 2007
-Workbook Manual to Accompany Let's Speak Vietnamese, Lê-Nguyên Press, August 2007
-Workbook Manual to Accompany Chúng ta nói, Lê-Nguyên Press, August 2007
-Chúng ta nói - An Intermediate Text - Unikversity of Washington Press, 2001
-Activities Manual to Accompany Spoken Vietnamese for Beginners- Books 1 & 2, 1998
-Online Vietnamese Reading Program,  Online Vietnamese Listening Program, Learning Vietnamese through Songs,
A Glimpse of Vietnam, partially funded by the LCTL Mini-Grant project of CARLA, University of Minnesota
-Online Review Activities – online learning and review activities for beginning and intermetidate learners of Vietnamese

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
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
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
VTN 102Elementary Vietnamese II
VTN 202Intermediate Vietnamese II
VTN 322Adv Vietnamese & Literature II
VTN 499Individualized Instruction
Presentations

-From Course Objectives to Assessment for Learning, Association for Asian Studies (AAS), 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, UCLA, May 2015
-Teaching Flipped, Blended or Hybrid Language Classrooms to Engage Learners and Enhance Their Learning Experience, Western AAS at ASU, October 2014
-Panel Chair: Integrating Technology in the Language Classroom: New Approaches, Examples, and Challenges, Western AAS at 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 (AAS) Conference, San Diego, March 2013.
-Integrating Free Web 2.0 Tools to Promote Oral Communication and Interaction in FL Teaching and Learning, invited to give a 1-hour workshop, SWALLT, March 2012.
-Using Free Web 2.0 Tools for Teaching and Learning Oral Communication, invited to present a paper, Alpha Mu Gamma XXXIII National Convention, Los Angeles City College, October, 2011
-Using Free Web 2.0 Tools for Teaching and Learning Oral Communication, invited to give 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 of Yale University at Yale University, August, 2010
-Creative Ways of Using Online Interactive Reading and Writing Assignments in Foreign
Language Classrooms, co-presented at Arizona Language Association Conference, October, 2009
-Teaching the Vietnamese Sound System Communicatively, prepared and conducted one-day workshop for FSI Vietnamese teaching staff, May 2008 in Washington D.C.
-Communicative Approach to Teaching Vietnamese Pronunciation - Vietnamese Language Teaching Workshop: FSI and the Center for Advanced Study of Language (CASL) - University of Maryland, April 2006 in Washington, D.C.
-Creative Ways of Using Songs in Teaching and Learning Foreign Languages, ACTFL Conference, November 2006
-Developing and Teaching Effective Lesson Plans, Teacher training workshop at Saigon Vietnamese Language School, July 2006
-Developing and Teaching Courses in Hybrid Mode, SWCOLT Conference, April 2006
-Developing Effective Online Foreign Placement Test, ACTFL Conference, November 2005
-Developing and Teaching a Content-Based Hybrid Course, GUAVA Workshop at Harvard University, August 2005|
-An Overview of Vietnamese Culture, Arizona Refugee Conference, Mesa, Arizona, May 2004
-It Almost Didn’t Happen: Issues in Writing a New Vietnamese Language Reference Book, A.T. Steele lecture, Center for Asian Research, Arizona State University, April 2003
-Teaching Vietnamese, prepared and conducted one-day workshop organized by the Multicultural Center of Wright State University, Ohio for the Vietnamese Community in Dayton, Ohio, March 2003
-Overview of Vietnamese History, Language, Culture and Vietnamese Community in Arizona at the Workshop for City of Phoenix Employees, organized by PSEAS at ASU in April 2002, September 2001, and April 2001
-Using Internet to Teach Southeast Asian Languages, COTSEAL Conference at University of Wisconsin-Madison, July 2001
-Southeast Asian Immigrants: A Focus on Arizona, presented at a workshop on Southeast Asian immigrants in America at McClintock High School with the support of NEH's Schools for a New Millennium Program, March 2000
-Overview of Southeast Asian Immigrants in Arizona and Characteristics of Vietnamese Students, presented at the 9th Annual Bilingual Education Institute, ASU West, November 1999
-Self-Directed Language Learning Activities: Low and Hi Tech Models at AZLA Conference at Arizona State University, September 1999
-Self-Directed Language Learning Activities: Low and Hi Tech Models at COTSEAL Conference at University of Oregon, August 1999
- COTSEAL Annual Workshop, Co-coordinator/Organizer for at 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
  • ASU The Night of the Open Doors, 2013 - present
  • ASU Homecoming Event, member/participant, 2010 - 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
  • ASU Language Fair Event, member, 2000 - present
  • Honor College Asian Night, presenter, 2011
  • CHUSA - Mr. Asia ASU, judge, 2010 
  • 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 - 2012
  • Academic Program Review Self-Study Committee for Asian Language Section, Member (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)
  • GUAVA Proficiency Guidelines, Chair (2003)
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