Certified ACTFL Chinese Writing Proficiency Tester
Certified ACTFL Cantonese Oral Proficiency Interview by Computer Tester
Research & Conference Presentations:
Dennig, S. L. (2021). The Role of Storytelling in the Teaching of Cantonese as a Heritage Language. To be presented online at the 2nd International Symposium on Teaching of Cantonese as a Second Language, August 19-20, 2021. (Abstract)
Dennig, S. L. (In progress). Taishan at the turn of the 20th century.
Dennig, S. L. (2019). 1893 Map of Taishan. Poster presented at the 150th Anniversary of the Golden Spike: Chinese Workers and the Transcontinental Railroad, April 11, 2019, Stanford University.
Dennig, S. L., Leung, G., & Uchikoshi, Y. (2016). The Marking of Indefiniteness in Narratives by Heritage Cantonese Speakers in the U.S. The 21st International Conference on Yue Dialects, December 12-13, 2016, The Macao Polytechnic Institute, Macau. (PPT)
Dennig, S. L. (2016). Language Contact: The Production of Aspect Markers in Narratives by Advanced Heritage Cantonese Speakers. Presented at the 3rd Workshop on Innovations in Cantonese Linguistics (WICL-3), March 12-13, 2016, Columbus, OH.
Dennig, S. L. (2015). Advanced Cantonese Curriculum for the 21st Century. Panel chaired by Professor Marjorie Chan of Ohio State University on Developing Materials for Cantonese Pedagogy in North America. Other panelists: D. Bourgerie, M. Chan, T.-H. Tsui, Y. Tan, & L. Chen. ACTFL Annual Convention & World Languages Expo, November 21, 2015, San Diego, CA.
Dennig, S. L., Leung, G., & Uchikoshi, Y. (2014b). Universality and Variability in Chinese Heritage Language: Implications for Researchers and Practitioners. 2014 American Association for Applied Linguistics Annual Conference, March 22-25, 2014, Portland, OR. (PPT)
Dennig, S. L., & Leung, G. (2014a). Cantonese HL development: An examination of narratives from Cantonese-speaking children and adults. Second International Conference on Heritage/Community Languages, March 7-8, 2014, UCLA, CA.
Dennig, S. L. & Leung, G. (2012a). The Acquisition of Chinese as a First Language in the U.S.: The Cantonese Experience. Presented at the 24th North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics, University of San Francisco, June 8-10, 2012. (Paper)
Dennig, S. L. & Leung, G. (2012b). Profiling the Frog Story Narratives of Cantonese Heritage Speakers in the U.S. International Conference on Bilingualism and Comparative Linguistics, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, May 15-16, 2012.
Dennig, S. L., & Lowdermilk, M. K. (2011). Promoting global competence and oral communication skills via social media. ACTFL Annual Convention & World Languages Expo, November 19, 2011, Denver, CO.
Dennig, S. L. (2011). Narration and description in major time frames in Mandarin. ACTFL Annual Convention & World Languages Expo, November 18, 2011, Denver, CO. (PPT)
Dennig, S. L., Leung, G., & Uchikoshi, Y. (2011). Cantonese maintenance in the U.S. context: Referential development in narratives by Cantonese-English bilingual children in bilingual and English-only schools. AAAL Conference, March 26, 2011, Chicago, IL. (PPT)
Dennig, S. L. (2010). Enhancing the teaching of culture and oral communication skills by interactive Internet tools. Chinese Language Teachers Association of California Spring Conference, March 6, 2010; Stanford, CA.