Jin Chen received her BA degree in English Education and Literature in China. After that she worked as a high school English teacher for three years. She got her MA in the Department of Comparative Literature at the University of Colorado. She continued pursuing her Ph.D. degree for another year and a half until she accepted the job offer to teach Chinese at CU, Boulder. She has taught Chinese at all levels in a university setting and has been enjoying teaching at CU very much. She is interested in trying different teaching methods and finding the most effective ones. She is also interested in doing research on cultural differences and similarities and their impacts on the forming of language barriers.