- CULP Chinese Coordinator and Teaching Associate
Hazel has been involved in development of the CULP Basic and Intermediate Chinese courses at the Cambridge University Language Centre since 2004. Her responsibilities have ranged from developing content for the on-line learning materials, writing exam papers and general teaching materials, as well as the recruitment and training of Teaching Associates for CULP4SC.
Hazel has taught Chinese to students spanning a vast range of age groups and backgrounds, and covered content from basic to business Chinese, with levels ranging from absolute beginners to A-Level. As well as teaching, Hazel is also interested in the social aspects of second language acquisition and the broader impact of language learning.
Xuan has participated in the CULP4SC project since 2010 and undertaken Chinese teaching in several different schools in the Luton, Cambridge and Essex areas. As an Asset Languages Accredited Teaching Associate, he has also taught the CULP Basic and Intermediate Chinese courses and been involved in writing exam papers and general teaching materials for the Cambridge University Language Centre.
Xuan’s unique IT background helps him to engage in the the culture of enhancing pedagogy through the use of technology. His strong logical thinking and creative teaching ideas are underpinned by rich experience, and he is able to apply new technical skills and diversified teaching methodologies into his teaching to create a rapport with students and boost their interests in learning Chinese. His enthusiasm keeps the classroom atmosphere lively.
Xuan has a wide range of interests, and has published a number of books and dictionaries during his spare time.
Dr Yan Li
Yan Li is a Chinese language Teacher , journalist and poet from China.
He is experienced in teaching Chinese-related subjects in higher education, continuing education, private tutoring, and secondary and primary education.
He used to design and teach Introduction to Chinese Language and Culture and Basic Chinese at the Institute of Continuing Education, Cambridge University and Learn Chinese through Folk Songs at The Language Centre, Cambridge University. As Guest Lecturer, he used to teach Modern Chinese Literature and Modern Chinese Drama to post-graduate students at SOAS, University of London.
Currently, he designs and teaches Advanced Business Chinese as a part-time language Teacher at Confucius Institute for Business London, London School of Economics.
He worked for The Financial Times (FT) between 2003 and 2020. He is now a columnist for FTChinese.com - the Chinese language website for the FT.
He has published two collections of poetry:
- Roaming under Heaven (1989)
- The Sign of Poetry (2001).