Yihai holds a BA in English from Central South University (CSU) and an MA in TESOL and Applied Linguistics from King’s College London (KCL). His research interests include English as a Lingua Franca, Translanguaging, and TESOL Methodology.
Before joining the ELC, Yihai was a CSU and International House London (IHL) trainee teacher. He has also been working as a part-time IELTS instructor. In 2022, Yihai received professional teacher training at IHL and was awarded the CELTA certificate with Pass A. In the language classroom, he values creating a friendly, relaxed, and lively atmosphere where every learner feels comfortable and motivated to speak.
Apart from being a language teacher with academic pursuits, Yihai is also an enthusiast of classical music. As an amateur French horn player with 15 years of experience, he has performed in over 120 concerts with musical ensembles such as CSU Symphony Orchestra, Hunan Philharmonic Orchestra, and KCL Symphony Orchestra. Currently, Yihai is the horn instructor and guest horn player of STU Concert Band.
MA in TESOL, September 2022
King’s College London - London, England
BA in English, June 2021
Central South University - Changsha, P. R. China