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Our teaching team

Our teaching staff are experts across all fields of Chinese language and culture. They offer their expertise through our high-quality teaching programs.

Current teaching members

Dr Cheng-Wei Wang has gathered broad experience teaching Chinese in tertiary institutions. He holds a PhD in Applied Linguistics from the University of New South Wales (UNSW), specialising in the field of Second Language Acquisition. He also possesses a master’s degree in cognitive psychology from Ball State University in the United States. He has been teaching at the Confucius Institute since 2010, and now also lectures on Chinese language at UNSW.

Cheng-Wei’s dynamic and engaging teaching style is based on his training and ardent belief in communicative language learning. He is sensitive to learners' zones of proximal development and alters his teaching style accordingly. His students are therefore able to strengthen their language competence and keep motivated to continue learning Chinese in the long run.

Stella Wang joined the Confucius Institute in 2014. Stella is an enthusiastic teacher who has taught Mandarin in a number of language schools throughout Sydney, as well as in several international schools in Beijing. Her years of teaching experience cover all levels, all ages, and include professional corporate training. Stella works hard to make her classes interactive and relevant, going above and beyond to ensure that her students can apply their knowledge to everyday situations.

Stella holds both a Bachelor of Law and a Master of Law from Renmin University in Beijing, China, plus a Master of International Communication from Macquarie University. She obtained a Certificate IV in LOTE Teaching (Languages Other Than English – Mandarin) from UNSW. 

Fasen is a passionate and devoted Chinese language teacher with extensive experience in teaching different levels of Chinese courses to adults and university students across China, Cameroon, Ecuador and Scotland. He has great insight and ability to encourage active participation from the students and to create a fun learning environment to improve the student performance. Fasen is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK and has a Masters Degree in Linguistics and Applied Linguistics from Zhejiang Normal University, China.

Dr Fu Xie received her PhD in Linguistics and Applied Linguistics from the City University of Hong Kong in 2014. Over the past fifteen years, Fu Xie has taught all levels of Chinese language in Chinese linguistics and culture in tertiary institutions in Australia, Hong Kong (SAR) and China. Fu Xie's research interests are in applied linguistics, especially second language acquisition (SLA) and language pedagogy, discourse pragmatics, and Chinese linguistics. She published several journal papers and textbooks, and doing research helped her appreciate the intricacies of the subjects, which made her always seeking inspiration to improve her teaching strategies. Her students are therefore able to strengthen their language competence and keep motivated to continue learning Chinese. 

Anny Wang is a qualified Mandarin teacher with NESA accreditation who specialises in teaching Chinese to speakers of other languages. She is an enthusiastic educator with extensive teaching experience which includes previous postings with the Confucius Institutes in the NSW Department of Education (2013-2016), Kensington Public School and some of the high schools in NSW. Her classes are inclusive and creative. By using a student-centred teaching method, she encourages students to be creative and integrate the knowledge into their real life. Anny gained a Master of Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages from Nanjing Normal University; She also graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Chinese Language and Literature from Fujian Normal University; As a lifelong learner, Anny is also currently studying Master of Teaching at Charles Darwin University. Anny was a part-time Chinese language teacher at Nanjing Normal University in 2012.

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