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When I was a child, I already loved teaching. I remembered every day after school I could not wait to go home, set up a virtual classroom and teach what I had learnt that day. Since then, to be a language teacher has always been my dream job. Later when I went to university, I chose Teaching Chinese as a Second Language as my major because of my strong interest for teaching Chinese, and also because I was influenced by a proverb attributed to the famous Daoist philosopher Laozi: “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach him how to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” As a translator, you can give the “fish,” or the translation, to others, but as a language teacher you can teach the more enduring “how to fish.” It is a great joy for me to teach Chinese language and culture, and to share the wisdom contained in this venerable language with my students. In my view, acquiring a language is like mastering how to fish, and by using this skill, one not only gains a means of survival, but also a fresh taste of a different culture. Until now, after ten years of experience in this field, I am still passionate about sharing my knowledge, designing fun and effective methods, and helping every student sincerely and positively.

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2009 – 2013 PhD in Chinese Linguistics,
Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany
2015 – 2016 Master’s Degree,
Lerarenopleiding Chinees at ICLON,
Leiden University
2007 – 2009 Master of Arts in Linguistics,
Utrecht University, the Netherlands
2003 – 2007 Bachelor of Arts in Teaching Chinese as a Second Language,
Zhejiang University, China

Teaching Experience

2016 – present – Assistant Professor and Fellow, University College Utrecht
-Teaching Chinese language and cultural courses at all levels
-Coordinating in the program of China Studies
-Organising cultural activities
2014 – 2020 – Teacher, Het Amsterdams Lyceum
– Set up the Chinese language course as a new subject and be responsible for the teaching contents and organization of all the related activities.
2013 – 2016 – Instructor, UvA Talen.
– Be responsible for the teaching contents, teaching material selection and trainings for new teachers.
– Chinese language trainer in an intensive Chinese language program which is based on the Full Immersion method with excursions to Chinese restaurants, supermarket, book shop, temple, etc.
2007 – 2014 – Instructor and coordinator, Chinese College Nederland Amsterdam.
– Instructor in Chinese language courses at all levels.
– Project manager for the summer courses 2013.
– Coordinator of the administration, teacher training and promotion.
2011 – 2014 – Instructor and coordinator, Chinees Onderwijscentrum Nederland.
– Instructor in advanced Chinese language courses for teenagers.
– Coordinator of the teacher training, cultural activities and HSK tests.
2006 – 2007 – Instructor, International Education College, Zhejiang University.
– Instructor in Chinese reading and speaking courses.
– Instructor in intensive Chinese language programs.

Current and Former clients (Business Chinese):

Ruben Terlou (photographer and documentary filmmaker)<I helped Ruben to improve his language skills before the shooting of his second series Door het hart van China.>


Freshfields (international law firm)


Accenture (management consulting, technology services and outsourcing)


The Pepin Press


Meelunie B.V. (global supplier of agricultural ingredients)


Simons & Simons (international law firm)


Mizuho Bank


Qoros (international automobile company)


Loyens & Loeff (Integrated legal and tax advice)




SLEM Waalwijk (international innovation and education center for footwear)