Liang ZHAO

Address: 25 Anakie Court, NGUNNAWAL, ACT2913
E-mail: info@why-tutoring.com
Professional info

With 7-years experience in language tutorial and education, I realised the key point of learning a second language is keeping the interests. My first teaching experience wasseven years ago in South Korea where I tried to let students know Chinese by introducing the evolution history of characters. Hence, the learners could have their own understandings about this ancient ideographic language. The effects seemed quite well. In Australia as a Chinese teacher, I have taught a number of Mandarin learners since the 2009, including businessmen, government officers, seniors, classes of junior students and pupils. I designed very different teaching materials and Chinese pedagogy to each or each group of the learner depending on their distinct needs. Their language skills were all improved dramatically. My major during the whole undergraduate and postgraduate studying time was always Teaching Language and Asian Studies, and I received both Mandarin Qualification Certificate in 2007 and Teaching Qualification Certificate of China in 2005. Apart from Mandarin, I also useKorean, some Mongolian, Japanese and Germen. To me, it is so much lucky and wonderful that my study can integrate with my teaching work.

Work experience
The Australian National University

Aug/2011 – Present

Working on a research paper and a thesis about overseas textbooks of TeachingChinese as a Foreign Language.


FCCCI

Jul/2010 – Jul/2011

Mandarin teacher in Federation of Chinese Community of Canberra INC.

 

ASCC

Jun/2009–Jun/2010

Mandarin teacher in Australian School of Contemporary ChineseConfucius Institute, Australia.

 

Confucius Institute South Korea

Oct/2007 - May/2008

Mandarin tutor in Confucius Institute, Asan, South Korea.

 

Hebei University

Sep/2004 – Jun/2008

Mandarin tutor in Baoding, China.

 

I got Mandarin Qualification Certificate in 2007, and Teaching Qualification Certificate of China in 2005.
Specialities

-Chinese (Introductory-Advanced)

-Korean (Introductory)

-Chinese Tea Culture

-Chinese Philology

-Chinese Calligraphy

 

Skills

-Course Coordination

-Multilingual Teaching

2010 - present

2010 - present

Education
Master of Art (with thesis)

The Australian National University, Canberra
Jul/2010 – Jul/2013
Master of Art, School of Culture, History and Language (SCHL), the Australian National University, Australia.

 

Advanced Study

COURSERA
Feb/2013 – Sep/2013
Course of New History for a New China: 1700-2000: New Data, New Methods, Course of Aboriginal Worldview and Education.

 

Advanced Study

Beijing Language and Culture University
Sep/2008 – Apr/2009
Advanced study in the field of Chinese linguistics and Teaching Chinese as a foreign Language.

 

Visiting study

Soon Chun Hyang University, Republic of Korea
Sep/2007 – Jun/2008
Advanced study in East Asian language and culture.

 

Bachelor of Art

Hebei University, China
Sep/2004 – Jun/2008
Major of Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language in theDepartment of Chinese Language and Culture, Hebei University, China.