Temple is Manager, Senior Teacher and a translator at Macquarie Mandarin. She specializes in Business Mandarin and cultural training for corporate clients.
She has a Bachelor of Arts in Chinese Literature from Peking University, a Master of Arts in Chinese Studies from the University of Sydney, and a Graduate Diploma in Education from Macquarie University. She is a long-standing freelance writer and has contributed to Australia’s most significant Chinese language newspapers as well as other publications.
Teaching, writing and cooking are my lifelong passions. – Temple
Jia has many years’ experience teaching all levels at Macquarie Mandarin. She also teaches Mandarin at university and is an experienced interpreter.
She graduated with a Bachelor of Economics from the University of International and Business Management, Beijing, and a Master of Arts in Applied Japanese for Business Purposes from the University of Sydney. Currently she is undertaking a Masters Degree by Research at the University of New South Wales on the implications of Cognitive Load Theory regarding the instructional design for Chinese language teaching.
My teaching focuses on providing clear and structured instruction that is easy for learners to remember and use. – Jia
Vincent has taught Mandarin in China, Indonesia and Australia.
His qualifications include a Bachelor of Arts in Teaching Chinese as a Second Language from Jinan University, Guangzhou, a Master of Education from the University of Sydney, and a Diploma in Education from the University of New South Wales.
I always cater to the needs of individual students. I like to develop my students’ speaking and listening skills using a range of methods, such as conversation, discussion and debate. – Vincent
Stella has taught Mandarin at international schools in Beijing and at university level in Sydney.
She has a Bachelor of Law and Master of Law from Renmin University of China, Beijing, a Master of International Communication from Macquarie University, and a Certificate IV in LOTE Teaching from the University of New South Wales.
I love to see my students’ abilities and confidence grow. I believe it is important to engage students using interactive means and encourage my students to use their new language skills inside and outside the classroom. – Stella
Nora specialises in language learning programs for children. She has taught in community language schools in Sydney and was involved in the development of supporting material for the K-12 Chinese syllabus used in NSW schools.
She has a Bachelor of Arts from Beijing Normal University, and a Certificate in Teaching Community Languages from the University of New South Wales.
I am passionate about teaching Mandarin and particularly love teaching children…helping them progress from the beginner’s stage to become fluent speakers. – Nora
Kelly is a native Mandarin speaker from Taiwan. Before moving to Australia she taught Mandarin to foreign students at the Language Center of the National Taiwan University.
Her qualifications include a Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature from Soochow University (Taiwan), a Master of Literature in Linguistics and Applied Linguistics from Jinan University (Guangzhou), and a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment from TAFE (NSW).
I love teaching Mandarin. My greatest achievement has been to see my students speak Mandarin with confidence. – Kelly
Ally teaches children and adults at Macquarie Mandarin.
She holds a Bachelor Degree in English Language Teaching from Nanjing Institute of International Studies, a Master Degree in Linguistics and Applied Linguistics from Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, and a PhD in Linguistics and Applied Linguistics from Macquarie University. She is an accredited NAATI Level 3 Professional Interpreter for Mandarin and English in both directions.
I’m very interested in the study of languages and second language acquisition. Teaching Mandarin to speakers of English has helped me to notice and appreciate characteristics of the Chinese language. – Ally
Anna teaches children and adults at Macquarie Mandarin. She is passionate about Chinese calligraphy and has incorporated a calligraphy component into some of her courses.
Anna graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Primary Education, and a Master of Education (Special and Inclusive Education). She obtains the NSW Department of Education teaching approval.
I like to enthuse and motivate my students and use a variety of techniques to achieve this. – Anna
Cathy speaks Mandarin and Cantonese. She has taught Chinese in community language schools in Sydney.
She has a Diploma of Primary English Education from Guangdong Teachers College of Foreign Language and Arts, and a Certificate in Language Teaching from the University of Sydney.
I enjoy teaching. I try to make my Mandarin classes interesting and fun. My students enjoy my flexible teaching style and have been successful in achieving their goals. – Cathy
Franny has many years’ experience teaching Mandarin at all levels. She has taught in Shanghai as well as in Sydney.
Her qualifications include a Bachelor of Arts (majoring in Chinese Language and Literature) from East China Normal University, Shanghai, a Master of Translation and Interpreting from Macquarie University, and a Graduate Diploma in TESOL from the University of Technology, Sydney.
Trust in your own ability to learn Mandarin with its many challenges and rewards – it’s fun. – Franny
Lei teaches courses for adults and children at Macquarie Mandarin. Since 2006 she has taught Mandarin in Europe, China and Australia.
She has a Bachelor of Economics from Wuhan University, China, a Graduate Diploma in Applied Linguistics from Western Sydney University, and a Cambridge Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. She is also an accredited interpreter and translator.
Being a passionate language learner myself, I love to share my experience with other language learners and help them with every step on their way to success. – Lei
Ying teaches children’s classes at Macquarie Mandarin. She also teaches Mandarin at a selective high school.
She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Music Performance) from Shenyang Conservatory of Music, China. She also holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Technology, Sydney, and is currently undertaking a Master of Music (Musicology) at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, University of Sydney.
Teaching is an art; learning should be fun. – Ying
Dong is a native Mandarin speaker from Beijing who enjoys teaching Mandarin to adults and children.
She has a Graduate Diploma from Capital Normal University, Beijing, a Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration from Murdoch University (Perth), and a Certificate in LOTE Teaching from the University of New South Wales.
I like to make Mandarin learning an enjoyable experience. – Dong
Sue has over twenty years’ Chinese teaching experience, spanning a wide range of student backgrounds and ages in both Australia and China.
Sue holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in teaching Chinese language from the Capital Normal University, Beijing China; a Master of Education Degree in TESOL and a Postgraduate Diploma in TEFL from the University of Sydney.
I believe teaching is one of the most rewarding and enjoyable jobs, especially when I see my students benefit from China’s magnificent cultural and linguistic resources. – Sue
Ashley was a lecturer at Beijing University of Chemical Technology. She has been teaching mandarin for many years in Beijing and Sydney and received hundreds of thank-you letters from students.
She holds an Advanced Professional Teaching Certificate of the People’s Republic of China and China Accreditation Test for Translators and Interpreters (CATTI).
She graduated from Beijing Normal University with a Master Degree in Translation and Interpreting. She is currently undertaking a Master of Accounting at the University of Sydney.
I am not teaching; I am inspiring. -Ashley
Yifang is a native mandarin speaker from Shandong, which is China’s pivotal cultural and religious centre. He taught Mandarin in a primary school in Shandong during his Bachelor’s degree study. In Sydney, he has numerous teaching experience with undergraduate and postgraduate students majoring in Mechanics and Civil Engineering.
He has a Bachelor of Civil Engineering from Yantai University with a 1/49 in class ranking as well as a Master of Philosophy from Western Sydney University. He is currently doing his PhD at The University of Sydney. In Yantai University, he contributed 2 Poverty Alleviation Research Reports to Shandong Local Government and 1 Chinese core economic journal. Two provincial rewards were awarded to his group for their contribution. After arriving in Australia, he published 5 peer-reviewed journal papers and 4 peer-reviewed conference papers in English. One of his journal papers was published on Cement and Concrete Composites which is ranked 3/63 of all construction and building technology journals around the world.
Learning a second language helps you to understand your first language. There are too many interesting and inspiring linguistic coincidences waiting to be discovered by you. –Yifang
Bonnie is a native Mandarin and Cantonese speaker who has taught adults and children across Australia and New Zealand.
She holds a Bachelor of Business Studies and certificates of Supervisory Management and Office Systems from the Eastern Institute of Technology in New Zealand, and a certificate of Adult Tutor Training from the Auckland Schools Community Education Association.
Her experience includes teaching Mandarin classes to both mature-age students and young students, providing translation services to parents, students and teachers. Additionally, she is an in-classroom and after-school Teacher Aide for international students.
I am passionate about bringing the joy of learning to my students. I believe that learning another language can broaden your horizons and deepen your understanding of the world. – Bonnie
Zimeng teaches both adults and children at Macquarie Mandarin.
She is a native mandarin speaker and is currently studying a Bachelor of Secondary Education at the University of Sydney.
I strive to make a great positive difference in my students’ mandarin learning period. – Zimeng
Shen has been working as an IT consultant for many years in both private and public sectors which cover education, manufacturing, wholesale, logistics and government departments.
Shen obtained a Bachelor of Engineering from Tongji University Shanghai China. His other qualifications include a Diploma in Computer Science, an Advanced Diploma in Network Security from TAFE NSW, Microsoft MCP from Microsoft, Cisco CCNA from Cisco Academy.
IT only makes people’s life easy, not the opposite. –Shen