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The Purpose of Competition

We host the Chinese Language Festival to promote Chinese language education and to provide an opportunity for the participants to understand and appreciate Chinese culture. The festival is a platform for young learners to showcase their interest and talent in using the language to create and present, and to communicate with others.

Competition

The Chinese Language Festival is held in 7 regions

Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan
Mainland China
Europe
North America
Oceania
Southeast Asia
Japan and Korea

 

Online registration 

Entries submitted through ​iTok webpage

(JPG、PDF and short videos)

Submission requirements

 

1. All works for competition must conform to the purpose of the competition, and must not contain content of violence, crime, obscenity, bullying, hatred, discrimination, etc. that do not conform to universal values.

2. Putonghua is required for all speech competition items.

3. Both simplified and traditional Chinese characters are accepted in writing items.

4. The form of the submitted work should be consistent with the requirements of that particular competition category (for example, painting and calligraphy works should not be incorrectly uploaded to the writing competition category).

5. The content of the submitted work should be in line with the name and requirements of that competition item (for example, for “choosing a five-character quatrain” the content of the work must be a “five-character quatrain”).

6. All works for writing competition items need to be handwritten. Both traditional and simplified Chinese are accepted. Writings need to be clear, neat and legible.

7. For recitation items (ancient poems recitation and modern poems recitation), only the form of “ recitation of lines from a script” is accepted.

8. Ancient poems are not just limited to pre-Tang poems or other non metrical poems. Quatrains and poems of eight lines are also included.

9. Participants can use suitable props, music, and costumes to go with the recitation.

10. Competition participants cannot put their names and personal information on their written works.

Competition Period

Entry Submission:

30 November 2020

to

31 March 2021

Result Announcement:

April 2021

Competition Procedures

1. The Preparation of the Competition Entries

Only Photo、 short videos and PDF are accepted

2. Online registration

Free registration

3. Entries Upload

Upload entries through our designated submission link

4. Announcement of the Results and Follow-up Activities

We will announce the winners of the seven regions, and organise follow-up activities

Competition Categories

Native Category

 

Both parents are of Chinese origin,
and using Chinese as their first language.

Non-Native Category

 

With one or both non-Chinese background parents, or using other languages as the first language despite the fact that parents are of Chinese origin.

Age Groups:

1. Kindergarten (4-5 years old)
(born from 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2017)

2. Lower Primary (6-7 years old)
(born from 1 April 2013 to 31 March 2015)

3. Middle Primary (8-9 years old)
(born from 1 April 2011 to 31 March 2013)
4. Upper Primary (10-11 years old)
(born from 1 April 2009 to 31 March 2011)

5. Junior High School (12-15 years old)
(born from 1 April 2005 to 31 March 2009)

6. Senior High School (16-18 years old)
(born from 1 April 2002 to 31 March 2005)

7. University (19 -24 years old)
(born from 1 April 1996 to 31 March 2002 )

Each participant can enter up to three competitions within the age group.

Competition Items

Native Category

Each participant can enter up to three competitions within the age group.

1. Kindergarten (4-5 years old)

• Ancient Poems Recitation
(Content: self-selected)

• Modern Poems Recitation
(Content:self-selected)
• Chanting and Singing of Nursery Rhymes
(Content: self-selected)

• Story Telling
(Content: self-selected;Time limit:1-2 minutes)

2. Lower Primary (6-7 years old)

• Reading Out Pinyin Consonants
(offered by the Organiser)

• Reading Out Pinyin Vowels
(offered by the Organiser)

• Ancient Poems Recitation
(Content: self-selected)

• Modern Poems Recitation
(Content:self-selected)

• Chanting and Singing of Nursery Rhymes
(Content: self-selected)

• Story Telling
(Content: self-selected; Time limit:1-2 minutes)

• Four-frame Comic Drawing
(No Restrictions in Number of Words and Topics)

3. Middle Primary (8-9 years old)

• Ancient Poems Recitation
(Content: self-selected)

• Modern Poems Recitation
(Content:self-selected)

• Chanting and Singing of Nursery Rhymes
(Content: self-selected)

• Story Telling
(Content: self-selected; Time limit: 3 minutes)

• Chinese Composition
(Content: self-selected, 150 – 300 characters)

• Hard Pen Calligraphy
(Pencil , choose any five – character quatrain to copy)

• Four-frame Comic Drawing
(No Restrictions in Number of Words and Topics)

4. Upper Primary (10-11 years old)

• Ancient Poems Recitation
(Content: self-selected)

• Modern Poems Recitation
(Content:self-selected)

• Chanting and Singing of Nursery Rhymes
(Content: self-selected)

• Story Telling
(Content: self-selected; Time limitation: 3 minutes)

• Hard Pen Calligraphy
(Pencil , choose any five – character quatrain to copy)

• Four-frame Comic Drawing
(No Restrictions in Number of Words and Topics)

• Traditional Chinese Painting
(Content: self-selected)
• Chinese Composition
(Content: self-selected; 200-400 characters)

5. Junior High School (12-15 years old)

• Ancient Poems Recitation
(Content: self-selected)

• Modern Poems Recitation
(Content:self-selected)

• Story Telling
(Content: self-selected; Time limit: 3 minutes)

• Singing Show/Sing with musical instruments
(Content: self-selected; Time limit: 3 – 5mins)

• Chinese Composition
(Content: self-selected, 300 – 500 characters)

• Modern Poems Writing
(Content: self-selected)

• Hard Pen Calligraphy
(Ballpoint Pen , choose any seven – character quatrain to copy)

• Chinese Brush Calligraphy
(choose any motto to copy)

• Traditional Chinese Painting
(Content: self-selected)

6. Senior High School (16-18 years old)

• Ancient Poems Recitation
(Content: self-selected)
• Modern Poems Recitation
(Content:self-selected)

• Traditional Chinese Painting
(Content: self-selected)
• Story Telling
(Content: self-selected; Time limit: 3 minutes)

• Chinese Composition
(Content: self-selected, 800 – 1000 characters)

• Singing Show/Sing with musical instruments
(Content: self-selected; Time limit: 3 – 5mins)

• Ancient Poems Writing
(Content: self-selected)

• Modern Poems Writing
(Content: self-selected)

• Hard Pen Calligraphy
(Ink pen; Choose any Modern Poems to write)

• Chinese Brush Calligraphy
(choose any Tang’s poem to write)

7. University (19-24 years old)

• Ancient Poems Recitation
(Content: self-selected)

• Modern Poems Recitation
(Content:self-selected)

• Story Telling
(Content: self-selected; Time limit: 3 minutes)

• Chinese Composition
(Content: self-selected, 1000 – 1200 characters)

• Ancient Poems Writing
(Content: self-selected)

• Modern Poems Writing
(Content: self-selected)

• Hard Pen Calligraphy
(Ink pen; Choose any Modern Poems to write)

• Chinese Brush Calligraphy
(Choose any Sung’s phrase to write)

• Traditional Chinese Painting
(Content: self-selected)

Non-Native Category

Each participant can enter up to three competitions within the age group.

1. Kindergarten (4-5 years old)

• Chanting and Singing of Nursery Rhymes
(Content: Self-selected)

2. Lower Primary (6-7 years old)

• Reading Out Pinyin Consonants
(offered by the Organiser)

• Reading Out Pinyin Vowels
(offered by the Organiser)

• Chanting and Singing of Nursery Rhymes
(content: self-selected)

3. Middle Primary (8-9 years old)

• Reading Out Pinyin Consonants
(offered by the Organiser)

• Reading Out Pinyin Vowels
(offered by the Organiser)

• Chanting and Singing of Nursery Rhymes
(content: self-selected)

• Hard Pen Calligraphy
(Pencil , choose any sentence with around 20 characters to copy)

• Four-frame Comic Drawing
(No Restrictions in Number of Words and Topics)

4. Upper Primary (10-11 years old)

• Reading Out Pinyin Consonants
(offered by the Organiser)

• Reading Out Pinyin Vowels
(offered by the Organiser)

• Chanting and Singing of Nursery Rhymes
(Content: self-selected)

• Hard Pen Calligraphy
(Pencil , choose any paragraph with around 50 characters to copy)

Story Telling
(Content: self-selected; Time limit: 3 minutes)

• Four-frame Comic Drawing
(No Restrictions in Number of Words and Topics)

• Traditional Chinese Painting
(Content: self-selected)

5. Junior High School (12-15 years old)

• Reading Out Pinyin Consonants
(offered by the Organiser)

• Reading Out Pinyin Vowels
(offered by the Organiser)

• Singing Show/Sing with musical instruments
(Content: self-selected; Time limit: 3 – 5mins)

• Hard Pen Calligraphy
(Ballpoint Pen , choose any paragraph with around 80 characters to copy)

• Chinese Composition
(Content: self-selected, 150 – 250 characters)

• Story Telling
(Content: self-selected; Time limit: 3 minutes)

• Chinese Brush Calligraphy
(choose any motto to copy)

• Traditional Chinese Painting
(Content: self-selected)

6. Senior High School (16-18 years old)

• Reading Out Pinyin Consonants
(offered by the Organiser)

• Reading Out Pinyin Vowels
(offered by the Organiser)
• Singing Show/Sing with musical instruments
(Content: self-selected; Time limitation: 3-5mins)

• Hard Pen Calligraphy
(Ink pen , choose any articles with around 100 characters to copy)

• Chinese Composition
(Content: self-selected, 200 – 300 characters)

• Story Telling
(Content: self-selected; Time limit: 3 minutes)

• Chinese Brush Calligraphy
(choose any Tang’s poem to write)

• Traditional Chinese Painting
(Content: self-selected)

7. University (19-24 years old)

• Reading Out Pinyin Consonants
(offered by the Organiser)

• Reading Out Pinyin Vowels
(offered by the Organiser)

• Singing Show/Sing with musical instruments
(Content: self-selected; Time limit: 3-5mins)

• Hard Pen Calligraphy
(Ink pen , choose any articles with around 150 characters to copy)

• Chinese Composition
(Content: self-selected, 300-400 characters)

• Story Telling
(Content: self-selected; Time limit: 3 minutes)

• Traditional Chinese Painting
(Content: self-selected)

• Chinese Brush Calligraphy
(choose any Tang’s poem to write)

Gift Packs for Participants

Electronic leaflet of the Chinese Language Festival (sent with the confirmation letter)

Electronic Participating Award Certificate (sent after the registration deadline)

Electronic Coupons from Sponsors (to specific groups of participants in terms of the sponsorships received)

Awards

1. Each competition item from each group will have several first prizes, second ​prizes and third prizes.

(A certificate will be given to every winner).

 

2. The top scorer of all 3 competition items within each age group will be awarded the title of Champion.

(A certificate and a trophy will be given to the champion).

 

3. The most outstanding winners will be awarded the title of Chinese Language Festival Ambassador.

(A certificate, a special trophy and cash award will be given to the winners).

Other Awards

Excellence of Participation: the school/organisation with best participants or most number of participants.

 

Excellent Teacher: any teacher with 10 or more competition winners.

Chief Judge

Prof.Siu-lam Tin

Prof. Tin is a renowned linguist in the field of Modern Chinese.She graduated from the Chinese Department of Peking University and later from the Chinese Department of Shandong University with a postgraduate degree. She has been teaching and researching Chinese and Putonghua for 35 years in Hong Kong. In the 1980s and 1990s, she taught part-time at the University of Hong Kong, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and the University of East Asia in Macau for more than ten years. From 2000 to 2009, she had taught full-time at Lingnan University. During that time she worked as the Director of the Chinese Language Education and Assessment Centre and an Honorary Researcher of the Centre for Humanities Research. She had been an Executive Council Member of the International Society for Chinese Language Teaching and a Council Member of the International Association of Chinese Linguistics for more than ten years. She is currently a member of the National Advisory Committee for Putonghua Training and Assessment, a supervisor of doctoral students at Shandong University, and visiting professors at several universities. She is also the Academic Advisor of Chinese Language Standardization Council of Malaysia, the Vice President of Rhetoric Society of China, the Vice President of Chinese Language Society of Hong Kong, and the Advisor of Xianggang Putonghua Yanxishe (the Hong Kong Putonghua Research Society). Her published works include Language and Language Teaching, Grammar and Grammar in Teaching, Chinese and Teaching of Chinese, Modern Rhetoric of Chinese , Collected Papers on the Teaching of Chinese and Putonghua in Hong Kong, Collected Papers on Modern Chinese Teaching and Research, Tian Xiaolin’s Collected Papers on Linguistics, Dictionary of Hong Kong Community Words, Collected Papers on the Research of Hong Kong’s Language and Life, Collected Papers on the Use of Language and the Writing of Language, An Overview of Hong Kong’s Language and Its Writing, etc.. She co-authored Modern Chinese, Chinese Sentence Groups, Putonghua for the Disciplined Services, Putonghua for Medical Staff, etc..She organised the amendment of the Dictionary for Learning Modern Chinese (the traditional character version). She is an Editorial Board Member of World Chinese Dictionary and a special Editorial Board Member of the magazine of ``To Be Particular about Wording``.

Chairman of the Committee

ESF Learning and Teaching Adviser
Mr Huiling Yu

Mr Yu has worked at primary and secondary schools and universities in Mainland China, Australia and Hong Kong, and has taught Chinese as a first, second and foreign languages and IBDP Theory of Knowledge. He has rich experience in language programme design, assessment setting, curriculum management and school certifying. He currently works as English Schools Foundation as the Learning and Teaching Adviser and is responsible for the ESF Chinese language programme.

Chief Advisor

Head of the School of Chinese Language Studies, the Education University of Hong Kong
Prof. Chung Mou Si

Prof. Chung is the Head of the School of Chinese Language Studies, the Education University of Hong Kong. His research mainly focuses on Chinese Linguistics and Chinese Education. He has a long list of publications. Some of his works include Language Education and Research, Three Character Classic and the Modern Society, Chinese Education in Hong Kong. He was Chairman of Chinese Language Education Research Association. He now acts as a council member of the International Society for Chinese Language Teaching.

Lead Judges

Mr Ivan Chan

Ivan has been working in the Australian independent educational sector for nearly 20 years, and he has accumulated rich experience in IB education and Chinese curriculum design, from preparatory to Year 12 levels. Currently, Ivan is working at Xinjinshan Chinese School as the founding principal of the Brookside campus; he is also working at Wesley College as one of the foundation members of the Enhanced Language Programme.

Ms Po Ling Candy Chan

Currently, Ms Chan is the Principal of Po Leung Kuk Tin Ka Ping Millennium Primary School. Before, she was the Vice principal of Marymount Primary School. She is an experienced teacher and leader. Ms Chan attaches great importance to cultivating students' moral cultivation and reading habits, and is committed to the development of school-based values education and picture book courses, integrating moral education into children's literature, and allowing children to cultivate moral understanding in language learning.

Mr Randolph Chan

Mr Randolph Chan is an experienced Visual Arts subject panel, currently serving at Pun U Association Wah Yan Primary School. He earned his Bachelor and Master Degrees in Fine Art from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University. Mr Chan has won a lot of Arts competition awards, in recent years, he is committed to developing Visual Arts curriculum, he has been invited by Singapore Education Bureau to share his vision of Gifted Education in Visual Arts.

Dr. Gladys Hon Chau

Master of Arts, Newcastle University, UK, ; Ph.D in Chinese Classical Literature., Sun Yat-sen University. Currently Deputy Secretary-General and Deputy Director of the Association of Chinese Culture of Hong Kong; Executive President and Secretary General of the International Contemporary Chinese Poetry Study Association. She won prizes in World Chinese Poetry Competitions etc. She is the author of the anthology The Soul, fluttering in the Sun and Selected Short Poems of Gladys Hon Chau in Chinese and English. She has two poetry books and one co-authored book as translated from Chinese into English.

Ms Jenny Chen

Ms Chen is currently Head of Chinese as well as Deputy Head of School at Wycombe Abbey School Hong Kong. One of her responsibility areas is to manage the daily teaching of all learning subjects in that School. Before, she was Head of Chinese at Bradbury, ESF, and she was also an IB Trainer and IB School Visitor.

Mr Jin Hai Chen

Mr Chen was born in 1962 in Jingdezhen, Jiangxi Province. Mr Chen started teaching in 1981 and he now works at Jiangcun Middle School in Fuliang County. Mr Chen is a Senior Chinese teacher at Jiangcun Middle School. He is an Excellent Teacher of Jiangxi Province, and is a subject leader of Jiangxi Province. He is a member of Jingdezhen Calligraphers Association as well as a member of Chinese Hard Pen Calligraphy Association, He is a visiting Professor of Jingdezhen Ceramic University, In November 2018, he was the cover figure of China’s core journal of ``Chinese Teaching Newsletter``. In 2019, he was elected to be a member of the Chart of the Good People in China. He is the author of ``Practicing and Standardising Handwriting in 25 Days: Hard Pen Jiankai Character Golden Pattern Training Course`` , which was awarded the title of ``2015-2016 Biennial National Most Popular Textbook for Calligraphy Education``.

Ms Josephine Choi

Principal Josephine Choi has served as an educator in Hong Kong for 39 years. She has taken a role of primary school principal for 20 years and obtained lots of experience in developing and enhancing different school stake -holders . During her principalship, Principal Choi put focus on implementing all rounded education , positive education, parents education and teachers’ professional training.

Ms Karen Chui

Ms Chui is a teacher of Putonghua in Hong Kong, who has obtained the Grade 1 Putonghua Certificate issued by the State Language Work Committee. She also obtained the teaching certificate issued by the Speech Research Centre. She has been in education for more than 20 years and has been teaching at YMCA College Of Careers. She is a senior Putonghua and Putonghua speech lecturer, who has dived into the area of children’s dubbing in recent years. For years, she has been a judge for varied speech competitions.

Ms Joy Chung

Ms Chung is Head of Chinese at Australian International School Hong Kong. She graduated from the University of Hong Kong, having obtained a Master of Chinese Education degree. She has rich experience in the field of education, having taught Chinese as a native and non native language for more than twenty years.

Mr Ka Yuen Chung

Mr Chung was born in 1931. He went to Hong Kong Chung Wah Middle School and later graduated from the Hydraulic Engineering Department, Tsinghua University. He is a retired senior engineer who had been devoted to hydraulic and hydroelectric designing for more than 30 years till his return to Hong Kong. After his retirement, he had been Secretary of HKFT till June of this year. He is the Vice President of Hong Kong Tsinghua University Alumni, Chairman of Chengfeng Painting and Calligraphy Club, the Association of Chinese Culture of Hong Kong, Council Member of Hong Kong Poets Society, as well as Vice President of Hong Kong Chinese Painting Research Association.

Ms Eliso Elisashvili

Ms Elisashvili is from the country of Georgia. She is Dean of China Academy of Foreign Education. She has been engaged in tertiary-level Chinese teaching for 16 years. She has been in education management since 2009. From 2009 to 2016, she had been the Administrative Manager of the Confucius Institute at Liberty University. Since 2019, she has been Dean of the China Institute of Foreign Education (Georgia) under the China Foreign Education Group. Her translation and editing work includes the preparation of “My Chinese Picture Dictionary”, “800 Characters” and textbooks on teaching practical Chinese.

Ms Jessie Fang

Jessie Fang has been an active member of the IB Educator Network (IBEN) since 2012 with the role of IB PYP Workshop Leader. She began her first IB PYP journey back in Hong Kong 20 years ago at a leading IB world school. With solid experience in leading curriculum development in the bilingual setting environment, Jessie has expertise in delivering PD on various topics related to learning and teaching for teachers and parents. Master Degree in Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment (with Distinction) from IOE, University College London (UCL), UK. 2017, presented an academic paper at the 3rd European Conference on Curriculum Studies. 2018, breakout session presenter in IB China Annual Conference Currently, the Head of School and the Principal of Hangzhou Wesley School Binjiang Campus

Ms Vivienne Fung

Mei Mei FUNG (Vivienne Fung), very experienced teacher of Chinese, mentor and trainer for IB and IGCSE. With over 20 years of teaching experience, Ms Fung used to teach IB Chinese and IGCSE Chinese in various international schools in Hong Kong and the Greater Bay Area, such as, the English Schools Foundation and Tungwah Wenzel International School. Apart from teaching in schools, Ms Fung is also an IB examiner, IB Course Outline Reader and IB workshop leader. Mei Mei Fung has published many books on IB Chinese and IGCSE Chinese teaching and learning, including “Follow Me Through BSL & BHL”, “Follow Me Through Chinese B EE”, “Voyage – IBDP Chinese B Reading Skills”, “To Win – IBDP Chinese B Listening Skills”, “A Course Design Guide to Chinese Language Acquisition in IB MYP” , “IGCSE 0509(Chinese as a 1st Language)writing skills” , ”IGCSE 0523 (Chinese as a 2nd Language) writing and speaking skills” , “GCSE 0523 (Chinese as a 2nd Language) listening and reading skills”, etc.

Ms Fei Gao

Currently teaches AP Chinese at Korea International School- Jeju Campus. She holds a Master's degree in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language from The Polytechnic University of Hong Kong. She has been working in Hong Kong for many years as a PYP/MYP Chinese teacher. She is enthusiastic about promoting the Chinese curriculum, which motivates more students to discover the beauty of the Chinese language and culture.

Prof. Xi Guo

Professor and PhD supervisor of Jinan University, Director of Overseas Chinese Studies Center. Part-time professor at many universities at home and abroad. The chief expert of the National Social Science’s Major Project ``Overseas Chinese Resource Database Construction and Application Research``, presiding over many research projects at all levels, including major national social science projects, key projects, and general projects. Editor-in-chief of ``Report on the State of Chinese Language and Life``; Executive Editor of ``Language Strategy Research``; author of ``Chinese Sociolinguistics``, ``Chinese Language Studies``, ``Language and Language Application``, etc.. Editor-in-chief of ``New Applied Linguistics`` and ``An Overview of Chinese Language Teaching`` ``Introduction to Teaching``, ``Chinese``, ``Hua Wen``, etc.; Co Editor-in-chief of ``Applied Linguistics``, ``World Chinese Dictionary``, ``Word Chinese Encyclopedia``, etc. He has published more than 130 papers on linguistics and language teaching in core professional journals such as the Chinese Language, Application of Language and Characters, and World Chinese Teaching.

Mr Wei Han

Experienced IB educator and IBDP Chinese examiner. Certified Teacher in Chinese Speech Grade Examination. Teaching and developing curriculum at international schools and international institutes in Mainland China, Hong Kong and abroad.

Ms Xin Zhu Hu

An experienced Teacher of Chinese; Bachelor in the Chinese Language and Literature; Holding PGDE; Master of Drama and Chinese Language Education; Being awarded the title of Senior National Tutor in Recital Skills; Holding the Certificate in Youth Broadcasting and Hosting; Holding the Inter-school Recitation Tutor Certificate

Ms Ruoben Huang

She has obtained a bachelor degree from South China Normal University and a Master degree from Hong Kong Education University. She has been teaching Chinese in Hong Kong DSS and Ib schools for more than 10 years, currently the PYP Chinese coordinator in ELCHK Lutheran Academy. She is experienced in both native Chinese and learning Chinese as a second language curriculum. She is devoting herself in promoting concept-based learning embedded in Chinese curriculum in recent years, aiming to facilitate students’ agency, guide them to apply Chinese language and appreciate Chinese culture.

Mr Zhi Xiang Huang

Member of the Chinese Calligraphers Association: member of the Guangdong Provincial Calligraphers Association. Won the first prize in the First National Teachers On-site Calligraphy Competition; Won the first prizes for both hard pen calligraphy and brush calligraphy in the Seventh National Teachers ``Three Stroke Characters`` Calligraphy Competition. Won the special prize in the Ninth Guangdong Primary and Secondary School Standard Chinese Character Competition (teachers group). The calligraphy works were exhibited in the 8th National Couplet Calligraphy Exhibition and the 4th National Li Script Calligraphy Exhibition.

Dr. Mengyao Jin

Bachelor of Arts from Beijing Normal University; Master of Teaching Chinese as a Second Language, University of Hong Kong; MPhil, PhD, the School of Chinese, Hong Kong University. Member of the Guangdong Provincial Writers Association; Member of a Council of the Guangzhou Young Writers Association; Guest Commentator for the Guangdong Province's Newspaper for Middle School Students.

Dr. Chi Shing Lai

Lecturer in the Department of Chinese Language Studies of The Education University of Hong Kong. Mainly teaches the Modern Chinese Language, Language and Culture, STEM and Language teaching.

Dr. Judy Lee

Judy Lee (PhD) graduated from the University of York, England, having language learning motivation and related psychological aspects as her PhD research focus. She taught Chinese as a Second Language in the U.K. at tertiary level. In Hong Kong, she has been teaching Chinese in Kennedy for more than 10 years. She loves to interact with learners and to observe their motivational change in learning.

Mr Cheng Zong Li

Mr Cheng has been awarded the title of “National Excellent Teacher”. He is also an acknowledged province-level part-time writer.

Dr. Jennie Li

Dr. Jennie Li is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chinese Language Studies, the Education University of Hong Kong. She has been long engaged in research on Chinese as an international language education, heritage language education, cross-cultural identity, and sociolinguistics.

Ms Min Li

Min Li is the middle school vice principal of learning and teaching, curriculum coordinator and head of Chinese at Concordian International School, Thailand. She is also a senior IBEN member offering her expertise as workshop leader, paper author & examiner, consultant, school visiting team leader, etc. She graduated from Fudan University with a B.A. in Chinese language and literature and then obtained an Ed.M. in educational leadership & curriculum and teaching from Columbia University, USA.

Mr Jinjiang Liang

A language artist and an outstanding community leader, Mr Liang was one of new China’s first bilingual (Putonghua and Cantonese) presenters for national level media. Mr Liang has been in the field of international broadcasting for over half a century. He set up the Guangzhou Station of China Radio International; he has been Head of Guangzhou Station and Hong Kong (Macau) Station, as well as their Chief Correspondent.

Dr. Yuan Liang

My research interests include Chinese Second Language Acquisition, the Writing of Chinese Characters, Linguistic Variation and Language Development, the Sound Systems of China’s Dialects and Functional Grammar, etc. I am an assistant professor at the Department of Language Studies, the Education University of Hong Kong.

Ms PeiYing Lydia Lin

PeiYing Lydia Lin was born and raised in Taiwan. She received her master's degree in TESOL and held a Californian teaching certificate in the United States. For the past fifteen years, she has been a language acquisition teacher from elementary to high school, a program coordinator, and a department director. Her professional involvement also includes curriculum development in the Common Core Standards and the IB programme. She tries to instill the mindset of being a lifelong learner to all of her students. She believes the best way to do this is to demonstrate to students that even teachers should continue learning new things and be open-minded for different challenges.

Ms Tak Wan Luk

Ms Luk is a teacher of Putonghua in Hong Kong. She is Vice President of Putonghua Art Association. She was a guest host of Radio Television Hong Kong’s Putonghua programmes. She is a senior Putonghua Speech competition judge.

Ms Dan Luo

Ms Luo is a member of Guangdong Speech Association. She is a teacher of Chinese in Shunde and she is Head of its Speech Society. She is Head of the Studio of Famous Teachers at Desheng School. She has won the title of “Excellent Challenger” in China‘s “Mei Ti Kan Ke” teaching of composition. She has been elected to be an excellent instructor in China’s “Hua Yang Shao Nian” Art of Language Competition (the youth and juvenile age groups). She has won a first prize from Guangdong’s First Classic Speech Competition. She has won a first prize in one of Guangdong’s Primary Chinese Teachers’ Accomplishments Competition.

Ms Hiu Ling Ng

is an experienced IB educator with around two decades of experience in working with K-12 and university students. She served as Assistant Principal, Head of CPD, Lecturer and teacher in international schools, DSS schools, HKCT and at Hong Kong Baptist University. She wrote the Applied Learning Chinese Curriculum for Secondary NCS students, she produced a set of Assessment Literacy Training Kit for the Education Bureau of Hong Kong and has published a series of textbooks for Oxford University Press. Ms Ng has been presenting at different international academic conferences in both Hong Kong and overseas. In 2019, she was invited by the Faculty of Education at the University of Cambridge to share a 21st century STEAM teaching model.

Mr Jo Nip

Mr Nip is the Principal of GT College (Primary section), he has about 20 years of teaching and leadership experience. He has been giving speeches at the Hong Kong and Guangdong Primary and Secondary School Principals’ Association. Principal Nip has been focused in cultivating students' literacy in Chinese History and Culture, in recent years, he is committed to teacher training and STEM education development.

Miss Katherine Wong

Miss Ong is currently the Head of Chinese in English Foundation Quarry Bay School. She served as a teacher at the Australian International School in Hong Kong, and also served as an International Baccalaureate Teacher Training Instructor and a consultant. Miss Ong is passionate about the development of second language learning and how to learn Chinese through activities.

Ms Lili Pan

Head of Bosi language school in Spain, also the president of Bosi Intercultural Association in Spain . She is a PHD student in the University of Alicante . She has organized a number of large-scale activities related to Chinese language and culture such as language speech and recitation competition, Spring Festival Gala in Elche of Spain,etc.

Mrs Shauna Strohschein

The Head of Chinese at Glenealy School. Teaching Chinese as a second language and teaching Chinese as a Near Native. Language in different international schools for over 20 years. IB PYP trainer and school visitor.

Ms Debbie Tai

Debbie Tai is an experienced, focused and passionate IB language educational leader who is committed to bilingual education in international school management, authentic leadership and curriculum development. Debbie joins ISA Science City having most recently served as the Enhanced Language programme Coordinator at Wesley College in Melbourne Australia. Prior to this, she was the Head of PYP Chinese at Discovery College in Hong Kong, and the Chairperson for Primary Chinese Curriculum Committee as ESF ( English Schools Foundation, Hong Kong). Debbie continues to be a highly respected member of the IB workshop leader for teacher training and a curriculum internationally.

Ms Ngan Lai Tsui

Under the pseudonym of Xu Teng, Ms Tsui is Head of Hong Kong Han Mo Lin Gallery. She is a teacher of Chinese calligraphy, Chinese brush painting and Chinese seal cutting. She is now teaching Hong Kong Central Western District Women’s Council and South Horizons Women’s Council Chinese calligraphy and Chinese painting. She is Deputy Head of Chinese Zheng Ensemble. She is also President of Chinese Art Hong Kong Researching Association.

Ms Zhiyu Wan

Ms Wan was an experienced bilingual class teacher who has taught in international schools in Hong Kong before joining the Department of Chinese Language Studies, EdUHK. Zhiyu is also a professional coach in Chinese recital preparation for public speaking.

Ms Amanda Wang

Head of Chinese in Korean International School (Hong Kong). Chinese subjects’ examiner of Cambridge Assessment International Education. Ms Wang used to manage the whole school's second languages including Chinese, Spanish and Korean as the Head of languages. Ms Wang has been teaching students from 4 years old to 19 years old. She has had a profound experience in IB and A Level Chinese programmes.

Ms Yan Chun Wang

Ms Wang is an Associate Professor at the College of Chinese Language and International Education, Guangzhou International Economics College. She has been teaching Chinese for many years. She has led her students to participate in the 10th and 11th Guangdong Chinese Calligraphy Competitions. At the competitions, her students won one special award, one first prize and 12 third prizes.

Ms Lilian Wong

Lilian Wong is the dual language program leader in ISB. She is a Chinese teacher, who in 2001 began her teaching journey as an international school bilingual teacher. Over the years, Lilian has developed herself as an educational leader through various roles she has played and continues to play in her professional journey. These include being a dual language program leader, Chinese head teacher, International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP) workshop leader, an IBPYP committee member (school representative), an IBPYP visiting team leader and a school consultant. As a teacher, Lilian is always keen to reflect and develop strategies to enhance teaching and learning in her class in order to promote creativity and inquiry. Teaching through language, she believes it is important to make connections between cultures in order to enhance international mindedness in the students she teaches as well as the school community as a whole that she belongs to.

Dr. Lucy (Hoiyin) Wong

Ph.D., is a certified Dr H. Lynn Erickson and Dr Lois A. Lanning Concept-Based Curriculum and Instruction Trainer and Presenter, a teacher, an author and an action research coordinator. Before transitioning to her current position, she taught as a PYP bilingual classroom teacher. Lucy currently facilitates the development of Concept-Based Curriculum and Instruction, supports K-12 literacy across the schools, and assists with the teacher induction and mentoring programme.

Ms June Xu

Teacher of Putonghua in Hong Kong; Member of Hong Kong Putonghua Professional Association; Director of Public Relations and Etiquette Department, Hong Kong Journey of Dreams International Exchange Association; HK SAR Advisor, China Artist Association; A long-term instructor for Hong Kong’s film industry and students language art courses; Having served as a judge for varied speech competitions for more than ten years.

Ms Mandy Xu

Ms Xu graduated from The University of Hong Kong with a Master degree in Teaching Chinese as an International Language. She is the Head of Chinese of the Middle School at Hong Kong Chinese International School. This year is her 10th year teaching at CIS.

Ms Winnie Yung

Winnie Yung is a Chinese teacher in the primary division at the Australian International School Hong Kong. She has taught in Australia and Hong Kong, across primary to secondary level. Winnie is passionate about teaching Chinese as a Second / Foreign Language and has presented workshops at various Chinese education conferences in Hong Kong, China and Australia. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts (Chinese and English Language Studies) Bachelor of Education (Secondary) dual degree from the University of Queensland and Master of Education (Teaching Chinese as a Second Language) from the University of Hong Kong.

Ms Alice Zhang

A first degree holder;Grade 1 in PSC;Senior Teacher; a senior judge in speech competitions; a senior tutor teaching recital skills; Treasurer of the International Contemporary Chinese Poetry Study Association; a permanent member of Hong Kong Wei Gang Zuo Jia Society Ms Zhang has been the champion three times at the speech competitions held by varied Hong Kong agencies. She has also won a gold medal with her students in a choral speaking competition. She has won the championship with other teachers in another choral speaking competition. She has been teaching at the primary and secondary levels for years, having obtained the Excellent Teacher title many times and having been awarded some silk banners for merits and teaching, in addition to certificates. When guiding varied primary and secondary schools to obtain better recital skills, she has helped the schools to win championships and the second and third places in competitions many times.

Dr. Ling Zhang

Dr Zhang has got Ph.D. in Linguistics, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University; M.A. in Chinese Linguistics, Sun Yat-sen University; B.A. in Chinese Language and Literature, Beijing Normal University. She is currently an Assistant Professor working at the Dept. of Chinese Language Studies, The Education University of Hong Kong. She is the Programme Leader of BA(Teaching Chinese as a Second Language). She is also the Research Group Leader of Acquisition and Teaching of Chinese as a Second Language, Centre for Research on Chinese Language and Education.

Ms Shi Xuan Zhao

Currently Dean of the Music and Dance School of Guangzhou Vocational and Technical College of Foreign Economics. Graduated from the Opera Performance Class of the Department of Vocal Studies, Wuhan Conservatory of Music. Member of Hunan Provincial Music Association. Director of Changsha Vocal Musicians Association. Associate professor and National Level 2 Actress. Publications include ``On the Expressiveness of the Art of Singing`` and ``On the Individualisation of the Language of the Performing Arts``. Having performed in the opera of “Masangshu”, which won the Wenhua Award from the Ministry of Culture; having performed in the opera of “Dreaming of Mawangdui”, which won the Hunan Provincial Outstanding Drama Award.

Ms Jing Zhi

Jing Zhi, graduated with a B.A. in Chinese Language and Literature Education from Harbin Normal University, M.Ed. in Language Education from Northeastern Normal University China, and M.Ed. in International Teaching from Framingham State university US. Have been teaching Chinese for 27 years, 10 years in high school in China, and 17 years in Thailand. Currently working at Concordian International School Thailand as MYP / DP Chinese teacher, Chinese event coordinator, and IBDP Mandarin ab initio Examiner.

Mr Linrong Zhou

Mr Zhou is a Lecturer of Chinese and a researcher in the field of cultural heritage and museology. He was awarded the Expert Certificate for China’s Contemporary Cultural Heritage and Museology. He was elected to be Chief of Office for Jingdezhen College of Education and Curator of Jingdezhen Ceramic Museum. He is now Director of Jingdezhen’s Ceramic Cultural Heritage Research and Conservation Centre.

Mr Xing Yuan Yu

Mr Yu is a retired/part-time lecturer at Language Education Centre, the Education University of Hong Kong . He is a national level examiner of China’s Putonghua Shuiping Ceshi. He is Vice Chairman of CEANT. He is a judge of Hong Kong Schools Speech Festivals.

Ms Wei Chun Liang

Ms Liang is currently a part-time Lecturer at the School of Professional and Continuing Education, University of Hong Kong. She has been a judge in Hong Kong Secondary and Primary Putonghua Speech Competitions.

Ms Chun Mei Cui

Ms Cui is a Lecturer of Putonghua, currently working at the School of Professional and Continuing Education of the University of Hong Kong. She holds a Level I Certificate in Putonghua Proficiency Test of the National Language Commission. She is a member of the Hong Kong Chinese Language and Literature Association and she has been a judge at Hong Kong Secondary and Primary School Putonghua Speech Competitions. She has been invited by Pearson Hong Kong to record her reading of primary Chinese textbooks on multiple occasions. She has also compiled Putonghua textbooks for the fields of law and Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language and for office workers.

Dr. Hui Li

Dr. Li holds the degrees of Bachelor of Chinese Literature, Master of Chinese Language and Philology and Doctor of Education. She has Putonghua Level 1 Grade A Certificate and she is a qualified Putonghua Tester. She has 35 years of university teaching and research experience. She is also an examination setter and an assessor for the Hong Kong Education Bureau and the HKEAA.

Dr. Ping Lee Wong

Dr. Li is a lecturer at the Education University of Hong Kong and a national-level Putonghua tester. She was a Preparation Committee member of the 9th and 10th Hong Kong Tertiary Students' Putonghua Recitation Competition, and she has been a senior judge of Hong Kong Secondary and Primary Putonghua Speech Competitions for 15 consecutive years.

Ms Gui Ping Chou

Ms Chou has been a Mandarin teacher for more than 20 years, and has also been a reviewer for more than 10 years.

Ms Grace Zeng

My name is Grace. I grew up in a coastal city with lots of southern charm, and studied in China, US and Canada. After earning my teaching license and later principal qualification in Canada, I have taught primary as well as secondary for 20 plus years in public and international school settings. Language and culture have been my passion and international school is the place for me to find an inspirational and innovative diverse learning community. I have served as the Director of Chinese since 2016 in International School of Beijing, in which I hope to create a variety of opportunities to enrich our students’ experiences in Chinese learning.

Ms Jing Pan

Ms Pan is a Lecturer of Chinese Studies at Open University. She has been a senior judge for recitation and speech contests. She holds the National Language Commission’s Putonghua Level 1 Certificate.

Ms Kwan Ngai

Ms Ngai graduated with a Master of Chinese Language and Literature from Hong Kong Polytechnic University. She is Deputy Secretary-General of the Hong Kong Poetry Society. She is also a Council member and an Editorial Board Member of the Hong Kong Poets Alliance She is an Executive Director of International Contemporary Chinese Poetry Research Association. She has been guiding students in Chinese reading and writing for more than ten years. Her students' works have been published in the ``Hong Kong Poets``, ``Victoria Hong Kong Writers`` and the famous ``Chinese News`` official account. She likes to record her life and feelings. Her works were published in “Hong Kong Poets News”, “People's Daily Online”, Baidu.com, and the News Network, etc.

Mr Guang Hui Huang

Mr Huang graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and has taught in Hong Kong government schools and DSS schools for more than 20 years.

Prof. Wing Tong

80 years old retired professor from computer science and mathematics, interesting on literature before young, special on Chinese classic poetry and poems, a lot of love on Tang and Song Dynasty. Works are published in many journals, periodicals and magazines in China and overseas. Name is in the Great Dictionary of the Chinese Contemporary Poets.

Ms Jun Zhou

Ms Zhou is China’s Grade II writer, who has published novels ``Nian Nujiao``, ``Qingshui Meiyi`` (biography), ``Wu Guanzhong’s Biography``, ``Yang Boda’s Biography: Polymath in the Forbidden City``. Her poetic drama ``A Night Visit to Nuwa`` won a third prize at the 2019 Script Contest, which was co hosted by the Contemporary Drama Magazine and Shaanxi Opera Association. It was also an entry for the 2019 Beijing Nanluoguxiang Drama Festival.

Ms Natasha Yuan

Ms Yuan is currently Head of Chinese (Primary) at Discovery College, Hong Kong. She is also a children picture book writer. Ms Yuan has obtained MEd at University of Hong Kong and is an experienced teacher with IBPYP curriculum. She is passionate about using picture books to increase students’ motivation.

Dr. Cong Wang

Dr. Wang is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chinese Language Studies, the Education University of Hong Kong. She has been long engaged in research on Chinese. The main research interests include Chinese Second Language Acquisition, Linguistic Typology and Language Contact.

Mr Xun Li

Mr Li has been a Lecturer of Putonghua at the University of Hong Kong, City University of Hong Kong, the Education University of Hong Kong, and Xianggang Putonghua Yanxishe (Hong Kong Putonghua Research Society). He has been elected to be an examiner of Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority. He is a member of the Chinese Language Society of Hong Kong. He has been a respected and senior judge of Hong Kong’s major recitation competitions such as the Hong Kong Secondary and Primary Schools Speech Competitions.

Ms Liu Xiao Bing

Ms Liu Xiaobing is a part-time lecturer of Hong Kong universities and colleges and is a newspaper columnist. She has obtained a Level 1 National Putonghua Proficiency Test Certificate. She has been a senior judge of the ``Hong Kong Secondary and Primary School Putonghua Speech Competitions`` and the ``Hong Kong Schools Speech Festival Competitions`` for many years.

Ms Hai Yan Wang

Ms Wang holds the degree of Bachelor of Chinese Language and Literature and she has a PGDE from the Education University of Hong Kong. She is a certified teacher in early years education. She is a textbook writer; her group in Shenzhen writes guided writing on the topic of “Different Types of Happiness”. In Hong Kong, she is a teacher of Putonghua having led her students to participate in varied writing competitions and having won praise from the well-known writer A Nong and Professor Shan Zhouyao from the School of Education. In addition, she has also encouraged students to participate in mainland competitions and to submit papers. The works of the students have been published on the public account of the famous ``Yuwenbao`` and ``Yuntian Writers Special``. Her works have also been published on ``Yuwen Daily`` many times. On top of that, she is also an editor of the series of ``Textbooks for Moral Education for Children - Nurturing of the Great Talent``, and the editor-in-chief of the textbook of ``Pinyin``.

Ms KAILIN HO

Ms Ho is a poet and a painter. Her pen name is Dumu Luofei (Tara Luofei) and so on. She is Chairman of the Hong Kong Women Writers Association; she is Chief Editor of Nu Ye Literature and Chief Editor of the Olive Leaf Yearbook. She is Chief Editor of Huaxing Poems, Dean of Dongmeng Creative Management Institute and Chairman of Hong Kong International Creative Society. She has won the Gold Award for Outstanding Contributions by Contemporary Chinese Poets and China's Top Ten Female Poets Award. She has also won an Honorary Award for Poetry Ambassadors from the Mainland, Taiwan, Macao and Hong Kong. She has published many collections of poems, and her works have been translated into many languages.

Ms Michelle Lee

Ms Lee is a writer, a poet, a literary critic, a professional publisher and an Editor-in-Chief of textbooks. She is Chief Editor and Project Director of Hong Kong Kanhan Education. She is the Chief Secretary of Sharing Education Charity Foundation and Chief Editor of Humanities Publishing House. She is the Vice President of International Contemporary Chinese Poetry Research Association. She is the Deputy Secretary General of Hong Kong Literature Promotion Association. She is a Consultant of Xiangjiang Information Network and a Consultant of Famous Teachers Forum. She is the Acting Director of Hong Kong Book Critics Association and the Acting Director of Hong Kong Poetry and Literature Association. She is the Director of Hong Kong Federation of Culture and Art Circles; Director of Hong Kong Fiction Society, a member of Hong Kong School Managers Association, a member of Shanghai Pudong Writers Association and a member of Hong Kong Writers Association. Her literary works and academic papers are presented in textbooks, literary collections and academic paper libraries in the four places across the Taiwan Strait. She has signed contracts for film and television and overseas newspaper columns. She is the author of a collection of essays. She wrote a collection of novels ``End of Flowering`` and so on. As a professional publisher, she has published more than 100 school-based textbooks and instructional TV sets, making unremitting efforts to fully implement free education in Hong Kong and using education to solve the problem of inter-generational poverty of all ethnic groups.

Mr Wah Chan

Mr Chan, whose formal name is Jiaben, with the courtesy name of Chengshu was originally trained to be a teacher. He is a journalist and a writer. He is Honorary President of the Poetry Club, Deputy Chairman of Hong Kong Literature Promotion Association, He is Acting Director of Hong Kong Book Critics Association and the International Contemporary Chinese Poetry Research Association. He is also a board member and an editorial board member of Hong Kong Evergreen Poetry Society. Many of his works were published in the media under the pseudonyms of Qiao Lin and Dan Xuan.

Mr Guo Wen Tu

Mr Tu is China’s Level 2 Writer, a member of Chinese Writers Association, a member of Chinese Literature and Art Critics Association, Director of Zhejiang Literature and Art Critics Association, a Member of a Council of Zhejiang Prose Society, Deputy Director of Poem Creation Committee of Hangzhou Writers Association, Vice Chairman of Xihu Writers Association and Director of the Literary Critics Association. He is also a mentor of Zhejiang Youth Writers Mentor Group and a researcher of Zhejiang Youth Writers Association. He has authored nine works, including collections of poems, essays, literary critics, novellas and novels. He is the Executive Editor of Zhejiang International Studies University’s Teaching Monthly.

Ms Xiao Rong Bian

Ms Bian is a Teacher of Chinese who loves literature and uses the pen name of Yi Cao. She is currently the Vice President of the Oriental Pearl Cultural Society, the Acting Chief Supervisor of the International Contemporary Chinese Poetry Research Association, the Vice President of the Hong Kong Book Critics Association, the Editor-in-chief of ``Hong Kong Book Critics``, and the Executive Editor of Xiangjiang Information Network.

Ms Beijia Shen

Ms Shen is the founder of the Little Chinese Learning Center, a member of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and a member of the Golden Bauhinia Foundation. The Little Chinese Learning Center mainly promotes situational teaching and adopts an immersive situational education model to enhance children’s interest in learning Mandarin.

Mr Chow

Mr Chow is a very experienced teacher of Chinese who won the award of Outstanding Teachers Competition (Teaching Research Section). He is currently the Curriculum Coordinator of Fengxi No. 1 Primary School. In recent years, he has been committed to promoting reading, moral education, civic education and teacher development. He has conducted action research with his school team on Chinese teaching and he has won an award in the Education Research Award Programme. He was also a keynote speaker at the 7th World Chinese School Librarians’ Forum.

Ms Quan Yuli

Ms Quan is a Lecturer Emeritus at the City University of Hong Kong. She has been teaching Putonghua for 25 years and she has been the Director of Putonghua Training and Assessment Centre for ten years. She is a nationally certified Putonghua Proficiency Examiner. She is the initiator of Hong Kong Inter-Tertiary Institution Putonghua Recitation Contests and the founder of Hong Kong Tertiary Putonghua Recitation Society. She has been engaged in the promotion of the art of recitation for more than 30 years and she is a senior judge of various recitation competitions.

Ms Yang Yusha

Ms Yang Yusha is the creator of Hong Kong’s five-dimensional art and multi-dimensional finger painting. She is a member of Chinese Craft Artist Association. She is awarded the title of National First Class Artist. She is a permanent member of Hong Kong Professional Designers Association. She is the Deputy Director of the Painting and Calligraphy Committee of the Association of Chinese Culture of Hong Kong. She is the Vice President of Beijing Xuanhe Painting and Calligraphy Research Institute. She has been granted the title of Chinese Scholar of Classical Painting Styles. She is an Honorary Profession in Aesthetics.

Ms. Carol Chen

Ms. Carol Chen is an author, an expert Chinese language educator and an IB International Diploma examiner currently residing in Hong Kong. She holds an M. ED. in Chinese Language Education, but her proficiency stems from a highly successful Chinese teaching career started in 1986 where she began honing her skills in elementary, middle, high school, and university curriculum. Since 1997, Ms. Chen has taught Chinese at I/GCSE, A/AS, IB Language A, B standard and higher levels to international school students in Hong Kong. She is the author of I/GCSE revision books -- A+ Chinese and Pass Chinese. She also published Chinese graded readers of the Chinese Library Series and My little Schoolbag leveled Chinese Readers. Ms. Chen has presented numerous workshops for Chinese language teachers, including ACTFL 2019 Convention, China in Context 2018 in London, ACAMIS Chinese Conference, Chinese International School Dual-Language Symposium, and the prestigious Chinese Articulation Conference.

Ms Jinfei Zhang

Ms Zhang is currently working at the Upper Elementary School of Hong Kong International School as a Chinese teacher. She came to Hong Kong in August 2020 and before that she had taught at Seoul International School for four years. Before going to Seoul, she had taught Chinese for two years in a public school in Indiana, USA.

Ms Mei Xu

Ms Mei Xu Currently Ms Xu is a teacher of Chinese in the middle school of Hong Kong International School. She holds a double master's degree in Curriculum and Teaching and Chinese Language and Literature. In the past two decades, she has taught in different international schools and is familiar with the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP), the New South Wales’ High School Certificate (HSC), and the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE). In recent years, she has channeled her attention to the research and teaching of ACTFL of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages.

Ms Tu Peidong

Ms Tu Peidong is a National Consultant Psychologist (Grade 2), and a certified Putonghua Proficiency Examiner in Shanxi Province. She is the Director of Qiaoguo Education. She has been engaged in language education for many years and has been a judge of national and provincial level language competitions with extensive judging experience.

Ms LIU Xiangyu Anna

Currently the Chinese Programme Coordinator in a ShenZhen international school. Obtained a Distinct Master’s Degree from the University of Hong Kong. A facilitator for IETC training Centre. Experienced in bilingual teaching, facilitating and designing various teacher training and workshops and leading parent academy. Has collaborated with the PYP initiator and an early leader Kevin Bartlett to design curriculum units. Also created WeChat Public “Miss Liu’s Workshop”, sharing her education philosophy and teaching strategies.

Dr Chen Miao

Doctor of Education,the Education University of Hong Kong. She holds a dual master degree from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. She further finished a doctorate degree in Life and Values Education. She is an experienced Chinese Language Teacher. During the ten years of living and working in Hong Kong, she served as the panel head of Chinese (PTH) for many years. In 2013, she founded MM education centre. In 2018, Ms. Chen Miao brought her educational philosophy to the UK, established the MM Chinese Club, co-operated with local schools and gradually provided Chinese language teaching courses to thousands of students around the world.

Mr Xu

Mr Xu is an experienced Teacher of Chinese currently teaching in an established school. He is the Head of Chinese Department at Bina Bangsa School KJS. He has more than eight years of overseas experience teaching Chinese as a second and a foreign language. He has participated in many professional trainings held by international organisations and famous universities. Especially during this pandemic period, he has taken many training sessions about online teaching, consequently he has a deep understanding of the designing and delivering of online lessons. He has also led students to join the “Chinese Cultural Immersion Youth Summer/Winter Camps”, during which period he has given an excellent performance and has won love from his students.

Ms Anita Wang

Ms Anita Wang has ten years of teaching experience. She currently teaches at ELCHK Lutheran Academy and she is the Coordinator of the NCS Chinese Subject. She holds a Master of Arts in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language from Hong Kong Polytechnic University with distinction and a Master of Chinese Education in Primary School from Hong Kong Open University. She is a life-long learner who loves language acquisition and Chinese culture, follows the teaching ideas of creating environment and stimulating potential and devotes herself to guiding students to learn Chinese happily and efficiently to increase students' interest in Chinese learning, and deepen their understanding of Chinese culture.

Ms Carla Cao

Ms Cao graduated from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University with a major in Chinese as a Foreign Language. Currently she is a Chinese Language Teacher at Kingston International School in Hong Kong. She is a very experienced teacher having taught Year 1-Year 6 students. She is committed to exploring methods and strategies to classroom differentiation for native and non-native Chinese learners within the IB framework.

Ms Xiong Xuhu

Ms Xiong graduated from Beijing Normal University with a Bachelor's Degree in Ideological and Political education and she later obtained a Master’s Degree in Educational Management. She is a member of the China Democratic National Construction Association. She has been engaged in private education for many years and has been elected to be an Outstanding Individual in Private Education by Shunde District, Foshan City. She is currently the Vice Principal of the International Junior High Section of Guangdong Country Garden School. She has been committed to international education and management for 20 years and she is also a MYP Individuals and Societies Examiner and an A-Level Economics Teacher.

Mr Zhenwei Liang

Mr Liang is a very experienced teacher of Chinese in Hong Kong. He was a lecturer at the then Hong Kong Institute of Education (later the Education University of Hong Kong). He has been committed to training teachers of Chinese and the research of Chinese courses, teaching materials and teaching methods. His major works include ``Research on the Chinese Language Curriculum and the Teaching of Chinese in Hong Kong Primary Schools `` (co-authored with Li Zijian) and ``Chinese Language Curriculum and the Teaching of Chinese: Theory, Practice and Research (co-authored with Li Zijian and Gao Mulian). He has been a book report judge for “the Reading Month in Hong Kong and Shenzhen”. Currently he is a consultant for Centre for Religious and Spirituality Education, the Education University of Hong Kong. He is also a consultant for the Primary Schools Group of the Greater Bay Area Etiquette Education Project of the Centre of Chinese Studies, the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is also a columnist for “Master Insight” and is an advisor for many primary and secondary schools’ Chinese departments.

Dr Qiu Haiping

Dr Qiu holds a Doctor of Literature degree and is an Associate Professor at College of International Cultural Exchange of Hebei Normal University. He supervises of MA students majoring in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages. He was elected to be an Excellent Teacher of Hebei Province. He was also elected to be an Excellent Instructor of Hebei Province’s ``Reciting China`` Classics Competition and an Excellent Instructor of ``Jizhiguang`` Competition, Hebei Province’s International Teachers and Students Talent Show. He was Chairman of judges for the finals of the ``Chinese Bridge`` Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign Middle School and College Students in Indonesia in 2014. In 2018, he led the international students of Hebei Normal University to perform the chanting of the ancient poem “Guanju” on CCTV-1’s “Everlasting Classics” Programme.

Ms. Sophia Ying HAN

Ms Han obtained an M.A. in Chinese Linguistics with Distinction. Currently she is Head of the Chinese Department of a well-known academic group in Hong Kong. She is also an Official Examiner in IBDP Chinese, whilst IBDP is a programme of the IBO. In the last decade, she has been devoted to teaching international Chinese courses and she has a deep commitment to designing programmes for Chinese as the First and Second Languages. She is very familiar with IB, IGCSE, GCE AL, SAT, AP and other international programmes. Moreover, she has edited or co-edited two IBDP Chinese B study guide books and three IBMYP/IGCSE Chinese study books.

Ms Jessica Shan

A Beijing-born, Singapore-educated teaching professional with 15 years of experience in the classroom, extensive work, ongoing involvement in leadership roles and professional development opportunities. Innovative, organized, and resourceful individual who has inspired, implemented forward thinking processes, 21st century skills in and out of the classroom. A Mandarin Chinese language teacher with knowledge and skill in successful collegial, collaborative interaction; exchanges with staff in various departmental situations and administration-appointed teams. A life-long learner who is dedicated to provide best quality educational experiences for all members of the school community.

Ms Yolanda Zhao

Ms. Zhao is currently the Head of Chinese Department at Malvern College in Chengdu. She has many years of experience in international school management and Chinese teaching. She has worked in many international schools at home and abroad and she has participated in curriculum design and integration. As a beneficiary of international and domestic education, Ms. Zhao applies a variety of teaching methods in class, allowing children to combine knowledge with life and truly put what they have learned into practice.

Ms Zhao Jianping

Ms Zhao graduated from Beijing Normal University, majoring in Education Management. She has more than 20 years of experience in preschool education. She is a Grade Coordinator and Teaching and Research Leader of the PYP Kindergarten of Guangdong Country Garden School. She has won the titles of National Excellent Class Teacher, the Most Beautiful Preschool Teacher, the school's Famous Class Teacher and Academic Leader. She is a PYP Training Officer for Bright Scholar, and she has been awarded the title of Excellent Lecturer.

Ms Zhao-Hui Xu

Ms Zhao-Hui Xu provides leadership for the Chinese and World Languages and Chinese Culture program at HKIS. A native of China, Hui earned her Master's degree in Chinese Literature. She was a Chinese teacher and program head at the Western Academy of Beijing and Chinese Principal at the Sinarmas and Jakarta World Academies before joining HKIS in 2012. She is in charge of the development and use of the World Languages curriculum, professional development, and supervision of Chinese faculty. Hui also organizes a whole-school Chinese culture program, which extends Chinese studies and provides resources and assistance to all teachers, students, and the greater HKIS community, including Adult Mandarin classes, the Focus on China Speakers series, and Chinese Culture trips.

Mr Xiaoping Wang

Over 40 years of experience in teaching Chinese and English, 25 years in classroom and 15 years as administrator and researcher, serving students from preschool to postgraduate level. Once appointed Adjunct Professor at University of Dayton and Hon. Ass. Professor at University of Hong Kong. Now retired and freelancing in language research and sociological studies.

Ms Jenny Yuhong Tang

Ms. Tang currently serves as Director of Mandarin at Concordia International School Shanghai. She has a BA and MA in Chinese Language & Literature, and an MA in Curriculum Development and Leadership. In the past twenty years, she has worked at top international schools in Shanghai, Abu Dhabi, Singapore, and Seoul. Ms. Tang earned ACTFL a full OPI tester certificate in 2014 and 2019. She is the author of the Rainbow Bridge Chinese Reading Series Level 1, and translated and modified Blaine Ray’s book Patricia Va A California into the book Mary in Shanghai.

Ms.Tan TAN Lan Huey (Iris)

Ms. Iris TAN is the Senior Consultant of Yew Chung Education Foundation and the former Co-Principal of the Hong Kong Yew Chung International School (Primary Section). As an innovative leader with decades of experience, she actively pushes forward development projects, such as the open learning space, learning community, and implements the inquiry-based learning and project-based learning model. Ms. Tan also leads the teaching team to design the school-based curriculum, conduct educational research projects in cooperation with universities, and present at international education conferences.

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