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Lecturer / PhD Student
Faculty of Arts / Faculty of Education
Raymond Pai is a Lecturer and the Director of the Cantonese Language Program at the University of British Columbia. He is also a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada-funded PhD student in the UBC Department of Language and Literacy Education.
He teaches all levels of Cantonese courses and collaborates with the local community and organizations on various Cantonese-related projects. He received his MA in Linguistics from Brigham Young University. Having taught Chinese at the Defense Language Institute and the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey, California, he is currently the Cantonese examiner for the University of Arizona as well as a certified Cantonese examiner for the American Council on the Teaching of the Foreign Languages (ACTFL).
A native of Hong Kong, Raymond’s research and teaching interests include heritage language education, language ideology and learner identity, language technology and testing, and popular culture and theatre in language education. He currently hosts the Chatty Cantonese podcast.