After receiving my Bachelor of Arts degree in English teaching, I started my career as an English teacher in Guangdong Shantou Overseas Middle School. To further my profession, I studied for a Master’s degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) in 2018. This MA program, delivered at Guangdong Foreign Studies University (GDUFS) by a combination of University of Leeds and GDUFS faculty, has deepened my understanding of English teaching by taking courses in Approaches & Contexts in TESOL, Second Language Acquisitions, Teaching Oral & Written Skills for TESOL and Language Testing, etc. Eventually, I obtained my Master’s degree with Merit (Upper Second Class Honor Degree).
For me, one of the most important things I have learned from my work and study experience is collaboration between teachers and students, because only when students’ learning and my teaching go in the same direction can the language classroom achieve the desired effect. Thus, language teachers must take a self-reflective, critical and systematic approach to explore our teaching context, students’ previous learning experiences and learning strategies. My research interests include action research, lexical chunks, and communicative language teaching.
MA in TESOL.
University of Leeds, Leeds, UK
BA in English Teaching.
Hanshan Normal University, Chaozhou, China.