Staff Profiles

Temple Xin

Temple Xin

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

Vincent Zhang

Vincent Zhang

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

 
Jia Lu

Jia Lu

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

Ally Xu

Ally Xu

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

Franny Yang

Franny Yang

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

Dong Yu

Dong Yu

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

Kelly Tsai

Kelly Tsai

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

 

Ying Liu

Ying Liu

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

Nora He

Nora He

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

Zimeng Wang

Zimeng Wang

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

Bonnie Zhou

Bonnie Zhou

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

Sue Gong

Sue Gong

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

 

Cathy Chen

Cathy Chen

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

Shen Yu

Shen Yu

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