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Business Chinese Teacher Training

Business Chinese teacher training

 Workshops and seminars with experienced professors and scholars

1. Annual teacher training on LSE campus (3 days)

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 Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban). 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.

Key facts

Academic year


Programme date

06-08 September 2019 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)

Application deadline

23 August 2019


London School of Economics and Political Science campus


CIBL will provide refreshment, 3 lunches and 2 evening meals


3 days  (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)



Tuition fee


Programme requirement

This course is specially designed for those who are interested in Business Chinese teaching.



Mr Wang Yongli  

Minister Councillor of Education from Chinese Embassy.




Mr Chen Tongdu 

Director of Hanban UK London.




Mr David Stringer-Lamarre  

Mr Stringer-Lamarre is the Managing
Director of Fortis Consulting London which helps organisations &
individuals meet their objectives via knowledge input, skills development &
‘business-matching’. He is also Chairman
of the Institute of Directors (IoD), London Region, and is a Court Member and Committee Chairman of the Worshipful Company of Glaziers in the City of London, an ancient Livery Company, first recorded in 1328.


Professor Xu Yinong  

CI UK Director, London Southbank University. Professor Xu's main areas of interest in research include architectural history, urban history, garden history, time and memory in architecture, and architectural and pictorial space, all of which have been approached from cross-cultural perspectives.



Mr Nick Mair 

Director of Language Centre, Dulwich College.






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.



Mr Fang Pan

Mr Fang Pan is currently a Co-ordinating Mandarin teacher at the LSE Language Centre. Before joining the LSE, he taught all levels of Chinese at Harvard University and won Teaching Distinction Certificates in three consecutive years. He has experience in teaching a wide range of Mandarin courses in different settings. His main research areas are language pedagogy, Chinese linguistics, and error analysis.




Dr Li Mingfang  

Principal Lecturer - Chinese; Programme Director BA International Business and Chinese Studies and Subject Group Leader for Chinese, Russian and Japanese, Regent's University. Dr Li is responsible for developing and running all the modules in the Programmes and in the subject group.

Dr Neil McLean

Dr Neil McLean   

Director of Academic & Professional Development, Language Centre LSE. Dr McLean's focus is on communication; language use and identity; and at the Language Centre he teaches intercultural communication and contribute to the Sociolinguistics provision.


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.



Ms Wang Yang  

Ms Wang obtained her Master’s degree from Beijing Language and Culture University in 2005. Prior to CIBL, she has been at the International Chinese language and culture centre in Tsinghua University since 2005.



Dr Yue Lan

Associate Professor Dr. Yue Lan obtained her Doctoral Degree in Comparative Literature and Cross-Cultural Studies at Beijing Foreign Studies University. Prior to CIBL, she has taught Chinese as a second language in Beijing Foreign Studies University for nearly 19 years. She taught Chinese as a second language at Salzburg University in Austria from 2006 to 2007 and at University of Louisville in America from 2015 to 2016. She is now teaching Mandarin for business at CIBL LSE.


Ms Li Jing

Dr Li Jing  

Professor in “Second language acquisition” in Anhui University of Science and Technology. PhD of British and American Literature Ecocriticism in Shanghai International Studies University. Dr Li lectured on Chinese Culture and Modern Chinese Literature in United States and South Korea. 


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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.










Programme structure

This 3-day workshop consists of three parts:

  • Lectures about the CIBL model and Business Chinese with world-class academics and scholars
  • Workshops about the pedagogy of Business Chinese language and culture courses from expert practitioners and the CIBL teaching team
  • Group work which will give you the opportunity to design your own Business Chinese class under the guidance of the CIBL team


Teaching and assessment

3 days and 24.5 hours of intensive learning. There will be no formal assessment.

A reading list and research materials will be sent to all the participants immediately after the completion of their registration. A certificate of attendance can be provided on request after successful completion of the course.

2019 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 £300
  • Follow the rest of the online instructions to complete the process
  • Forward the automatically generated payment confirmation form to Ms Jessica Cunliffe


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.


Reading list


2. Intensive teacher training on your requested site (2 days)

Course summary

The intensive teacher training provides an experience for participants to learn about key teaching methods and CIBL is a global leader in business Chinese teacher education.

The 2 day intensive teacher training programme will enable you to have skills and knowledge you will need from the moment you step into a classroom. CIBL will prepare you to build a rewarding and fulfilling long-term career in business Chinese education.

CIBL focus on quality that means you will be taught by experts in the field, many of whom are world leaders in their field. 

Aims and objectives

After successfully completing this teacher training programme, participants will be able to:

  • Know more about Chinese language teaching pedagogy and Chinese business culture
  • Teach business Chinese to in an effective and culturally appropriate manner

Course details

Duration: 2 days

Venue: Upon your request

Trainers: CIBL expert teachers

Price: £2,000 for 2 days for a group

Class size: 6-25

2019 Dates:

Courses can be scheduled on the following tentative dates:

16-17 Mar 2019

11-12 May 2019

15-16 Jun 2019

 26-27 Sep 2019

 Sat - Sun

 Sat - Sun

 Sat - Sun

Sat - Sun


We offer this teacher training tailor-made to your specific needs.  If you would like to request alternative dates, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

How to enrol

Please contact Dr LU Hong, OBE to discuss your needs and requirements.

CIBL will draft a tailor made programme for your approval.

Once the draft has been approved a contract and invoice will be sent out to you.

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.