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LI Shengnan (Sara)

LI Shengnan (Sara)
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Chinese Language Teacher - IC-UCAS
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EDUCATION

 

Year

Degree

Subject

Institution

2012-2014

M.A

Master of Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (MTCSOL)

Communication University of China, Beijing.

2008-2012

B.A (Hons.)

Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language

 

Changchun University of Science and Technology, Changchun.

Key Course Modules in B.A (Hons.)& M.A

 

·        Teaching methods

·        Second language acquisition

·        Modern Chinese language

·        Classical/ancient Chinese language

·        The classroom teaching research

·        Intercultural Programmatics

·        Linguistics

·        Calligraphy

·        Basic English (Reading and Writing)

·        Oral English (Listening and Speaking)

·        Chinese culture and cross-cultural

communication

·        Chinese culture skills

·        Modern education technology and teaching applications

·        Psychology

 

·        Foreign practical language.

 

 

ACADEMIC HIGHLIGHTS

·        Starlight Education Scholarshipfor showing outstanding academic results in Masters degreeat Communication University of China.

·        Second Grade Scholarshipfor showing outstanding academic results in Masters degree at Communication University of China.

·        Merit Certificatefor securing third place in National Competition of Chinese language (Speaking, Writing) at the 10th Anniversary of the publication of Law of People's Republic of China.

·        Academic Scholarship(2010-2011 & 2011-2012) for showing outstanding performance in B.A degree at Changchun University of Science and Technology, Changchun.

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

 

 

M.A Thesis Title

            Study on the game teaching method based on children’s ChineseInternational Education –

                     Undertaking children’s Chinese language teaching in Indonesia Surabaya as an example.

Supervisor  Prof. Lanling Bai (College of Liberal Arts and College of Law, Communication University of China)

Experience  ( 18 months)

·        Within the last few years, we have witnessed growing interest in the potential use of different games for learning purposes.The academic education research community has begun to pay significant attention to the ways in which incorporation of different game techniques might support learning.

·        In the current study, our major aims were to extend the understanding of the ways in which teaching methods with games might be implemented in formal educational settings, drawing on empirical evidences and examining the real-world use in schools.

·        In the present study, we taught Chinese language to different children at Indonesia Surabaya. We also performed surveys while implementing different games in Chinese language teaching for adults and children classes. In our findings, we argued that by playing games young people are developing competencies that are equipping them to work and communicate effectively in the 21st century.

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

 

 

Current Job (SEP, 2014 – Present) 

Chinese language teacher at International College, Zhongguancun campus, UCAS.

Major responsibilities include: 1) Teaching Chinese Speaking and Listening as foreign language

to 23 International PhD students. 2) Designing Chinese language exam papers.

 

Carl Duisberg (FEB, 2015-AUG,2015)

Chinese language teacher

Major responsibilities include: 1) Teaching Chinese news to the Australian embassy students and the British embassy students. 2) Teaching Chinese Speaking and Listening to diplomatist’s families. 3) To help students prepare for the Chinese examination from the embassy.

 

Miracle Mandarin Chinese Language School (JUL,2014 –SEP, 2014) 

             Chinese language teacher

             Major responsibilities include: Teaching Chinese language courses such as Chinese grammar, 

Chinese character writing, Phonetics of Chinese, Lexicology of Chinese, Chinese language speaking and listening, Chinese Culture (Chinese traditional songs, Chinese painting, Paper cutting, Brush calligraphy)

International school of Communication University of China(JUN, 2014 – JUL, 2014)  

                      In-charge Chinese language teaching  

             Major responsibilities include: Teaching Chinese as foreign language to 15 Korean students. 

                       The courses include: Chinese grammar and vocabulary, Phonetics and Oral Chinese.

Beijing Jun Cheng Language School(NOV, 2013 – MAR, 2014)

            In-charge Primary Classes Chinese language teaching

             Major responsibilities include: Teaching Chinese language courses such as Chinese grammar,                          Chinese character writing, Phonetics of Chinese, Lexicology of Chinese, Chinese language listening and speaking.

 

International school of Communication University of China(SEP, 2013– OCT, 2013)  

                     In-charge Chinese language teaching  

            Major responsibilities include: Teaching Chinese as foreign language to 5 Japanese students. 

                 The courses include: Chinese grammar and vocabulary, Phonetics and Oral Chinese.

Montessori Surabaya School, Indonesia (MAR, 2013 – JUL, 2013)

            In-charge Chinese language teaching as a part of M.A research thesis  

            Major responsibilities include: 1) Teaching Chinese as foreign language to class of 20 Indonesian

children. The courses include: Chinese grammar and vocabulary, Phonetics and Oral Chinese. 2) Designing different games as teaching methods 3) Making individual student archives to write comments, 4) Parent meetings 5) Organizing graduate school party 6) Choreographing of musical and drama performances at the end of term.

EduHouse , Indonesia(MAR, 2013 – JUL, 2013)

Chinese language teacher9

                   Major responsibilities include: Writing the teaching material and recording the text book poems

for practicing Chinese language listening and writing.

Beijing Jun Cheng Language School(FEB, 2012 – AUG, 2012)

In-charge Primary Classes Chinese language teaching

                  Major responsibilities include: Teaching Chinese language courses such as Chinese grammar,                         

Chinese character writing, Phonetics of Chinese, Lexicology of Chinese, Chinese language

listening and speaking.

               

 

TEACHING SKILLS

 

 

 

Skills gained in past academic research and teaching experience:

 

·        Training/mentoring; I am particularly trained in teaching Chinese language from basic to advanced levels.

·        Gained hands-on experience in teaching Chinese language listening and speaking due to standard pronunciation.

·        Specialized in using a range of interactive game teaching methods to enhance Chinese language learning.

·        Developed skills in lesson planning and assessment.

·        Dealing with difficult behaviors; dealing with a wide range of students from different nationalities in sometimes stressful situations.

·        Time management; by successfully juggling academic deadlines accordingto the demands ofmy job.

·        Can utilize computational tools like Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Powepoint for teaching purposes.

·        Can efficiently work on both Mac OS and Windows operating systems.

OUTSIDE INTERESTS

 

 

Besides my academic activities, I am always passionate in:

 

·        Reading books about Chinese history and culture

·        Drawing and painting

·        Internet surfing

·        Chinese paper cutting