Zhiqi Gong is an assistant professor of Chinese language and culture at the Defense Language Institute. He has a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction with a concentration on second language acquisition. He has
taught ESL/EFL and Chinese as a Foreign/Second Language in China and the US. for almost 20 years. He
actively presents at professional conferences. His educational interests include second language
pedagogy, second language education, second language material and curriculum design, technology-
assisted instruction, and course design.