Teacher information

Designation

Teacher Assistant

Education background

  • Master of Arts, Cross-cultural Communication and Applied Linguistics - current
  • Bachelor of Arts, Majoring in Translation and Interpretation

Teaching experience

Zihan used to work as English teacher and translator amongst cities in mainland China, volunteered in several Mandarin learning programs. Based on her language related working experience, Zihan noticed the uniqueness of language learning and teaching. Unlike other skill based subjects, language acquisition emphasizes more on the “context”, namely cultural and environmental aspects. Learning Mandarin, particularly in Australian context, needs to focus more on finding an authentic Mandarin speaking environment. Zihan loves to work at MoTai and to contribute in building such authentic learning contexts with her specialty, as well as exploring more interesting insights in Mandarin teaching and intercultural communication.