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Business Chinese Teacher Training

Business Chinese teacher training

 Workshops and seminars with experienced professors and scholars

Programme summary

This training course that can shape your career as a mandarin teacher and is jointly organised by CIBL, Tsinghua University, China, and the Center for Language Education and Cooperation (Chinese Ministry of Education). Guided by experienced professors and trainers who have already been teaching in the UK for many years, trainees will master a series of practical and academic teaching methods. Certificates will be issued after successful completion of the training course.




Mr Nick Mair 

Director of Language Centre, Dulwich College.




Shen Shuying

Professor of Beijing Language and Culture University, Ph. D supervisor and famous teacher of BLCU. She is the member of International Society for Chinese Language Teaching and the academic committee of the University.


Ms Jing Fang

has an MSc in linguistics from University of Edinburgh. She is a Lecturer of Chinese with many years’ experience in teaching Chinese literature and language, and teaching Chinese as foreign language.  She used to teach at University of International Business and Economics (Beijing) and University of Edinburgh.  Since 2000 she has been teaching at University of Oxford. 


Wei Jilan

a doctoral candidate in linguistics at the University of Sussex, UK, and a senior business Chinese teacher at the London Business Confucius Institute, has been engaged in English and Chinese teaching for nearly 20 years and has rich experience in teaching Chinese as a foreign language. At present, he is responsible for the high-level business Chinese teaching of the Chinese pre trip training program for British students.


Dr. Yunling Yu

is a mandarin teacher working at Confucius Institute for Business London at LSE, sent by Center for Language Education and Cooperation, Ministry of Education in China. She teaches business Chinese for all levels and Chinese cultural classes such as The Analects of Confucius. She is an associate professor in her home university: Harbin Institute of Technology. She specializes in Applied Linguistics, particularly Second Language Acquisition.


Mr. David Stringer-Lamarre

MBA, MA, DIC, PGCert, LLB, BA, FioD,Managing Director,Fortis Consulting London,Institute of Directors, Special Advisor International,Board Member, 48 Group Club – ‘The Icebreakers’. 



Chairman of the European Association of Chinese Teaching, Chairman of French Chinese Association, Director of Center for Language Education and Cooperation, Ministry of Education.


Mr. Rene Carayol

Managing Director at IPC Magazines ,one of the World’s Leading Executive Coaches, Leadership Speakers and Inclusion Expert,LSE Alumni. He is working with some of the Fortune 500’s and FTSE 100’s top Chief Executive O cers (CEOs) and their executive teams.


WANG Jianwei

China Director  of the Business Confucius Institute of Matej Bel University in Slovakia, associate professor and master supervisor of Dongbei University of Finance and Economics, presided over and participated in a number of national and provincial-level topics, winner of provincial and university level teaching achievement awards, winner of university level excellent scholarships, edited and translated many works, and undertook the overview of Chinese culture, the history of Western civilization Comparison of Chinese and Western cultures.


Lu Li

Master's degree in linguistics at Tsinghua University. She once taught in the language and culture exchange center of Xi’an International Studies University. She has taught at Tsinghua University since 1993. She has lectured at Samsung in Korea, William Mary College in the United States and Phyllis women's College in Japan. She edited a series of textbooks of Tsinghua Chinese and won the second prize of excellent textbook of Tsinghua University in 2012. The participating MOOC Tsinghua Chinese won the "excellent project award of the online education research center of the Ministry of education" in 2017.


JIANG Yuanyuan

Dr. of economics, associate professor and master supervisor of Dongbei University of Finance and Economics,the "model teacher" of Dongbei University of Finance and Economics, the first batch of certified bilingual teachers, has been engaged in economics teaching with excellent teaching results. Research interests include: teacher incentive system, multi factor teaching method, the application of Hybrid Teaching Reform in economics, etc.


Dr. Song Lianyi

senior Chinese teacher at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, director of business Chinese teaching, and referee of the British Business Chinese Competition. He has been engaged in Chinese teaching in the UK for 30 years. He was the president of The British Chinese Language Teaching Society and is now the consultant of the Society. His main research fields are teaching methods, Chinese character teaching and Chinese testing.




Professor Zhang Xinsheng  

Dr Zhang is a professor of Chinese and Director of the Centre for Modern Languages in Richmond, the American International University in London. He is vice president of the European Association of Chinese Teaching (EACT/AEEC). He was previously the Director of the Language Centre, and Director of London Confucius Institute, SOAS, University of London.



Mr Ollie Shiell

Founder and Senior Partner of Asiability - a UK headquartered company facilitating good trade and investment between the People’s Republic of China and the rest of the world.



Dr Hong Lu, OBE

Dr Lu Hong

OBE CIBL Deputy Director. Dr Hong Lu has a PhD in ICT support teaching and training. She has been a higher education language instructor & teacher trainer since 1988, both in the UK and China. She specialises in executive education relating to cross-cultural studies and cultural awareness training.


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Professor Wang Jinghui

Dr Wang is a professor in Comparative Literature and Translation Studies. She is also a Ph. D supervisor, Deputy Director of Australian Studies Centre, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Tsinghua University; Vice President of the Association of Comp-Literature and Transcultural Studies of CAFL, and Vice President of the Association for Bilingual Studies of Chinese Classics.


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Dr Hua Jing

Associate Professor Dr. Hua Jing obtained her Master’s Degree in English Literature at East China University of Science and Technology in 2000 and her Doctoral Degree in Comparative Literature and Translation at Shanghai International Studies University in 2015.



2021 Business Chinese Teacher Training Schedule


How to enrol

Submit required documents

Make the payment

  • Follow this link to the LSE e-shop
  • In the amount section please manually enter the amount of £150
  • Follow the rest of the online instructions to complete the process
  • Forward the automatically generated payment confirmation form to Miss Keyuan Wang


Terms and Conditions


If you choose to participate in a Mandarin course you are agreeing to the Programme Regulations as set out by the Confucius Institute for Business London, CIBL.


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