Staff Profile:Dr Carrie Zhang

Dr Carrie Zhang
Job Title:
Teaching Fellow China Partnership

China Scholarship Council (CSC) course tutor; Chinese University Administrators' Course CUAC course director.

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Short Courses

Active Projects:
I provide weekly tutorial support to teachers of English on courses sponsored by the China Scholarship Council (CSC). In addition, I work with other colleagues to run intercultural workshops and assess the students at various points of the course.

I also act as course co-ordinator for the Chinese University Administrators' Course (CUAC). I request course input from a wide range of University and other external lecturers and speakers, and timetable all the input and visits to outside organizations. Due to the nature of the course, I offer some translation services, as well as coordinate a small team of other translators. Finally, I coordinate arrangements with administrative staff on issues such as cultural visits.

On top of the academic and managerial work mentioned above, I also offer pastoral care for participants on CSC courses and the CUAC course, as well as summer courses hosted by ISLI.

I had been working as a secondary English teacher in China for over 13 years when I attended a residential course hosted by the University of Reading and funded by the Chinese government. This experience of professional development inspired me to do PhD study in 2009. After the completion of my PhD, I worked at the University of Reading first as Course Director of the CUAC course, and then as Support Manager for the Chinese courses, before being appointed as a teaching fellow for China Partnerships within ISLI.

A Few Personal Comments:
I enjoy reading, writing blogs, travelling and exploring foreign cultures.

Conferences Attended (2016/2017):
Feedback and Assessment Conference 20th Jan 2016 Reading
Generative Linguistics 22nd May 2017 (with Noam Chomsky at Reading)

BA (Sichuan, China), PhD (Reading)

Li, D., Zhang, X. and Edwards, V. (2016) Innovation and Change in English Teaching in the Western Provinces of China: The Impact of Overseas Training. Education Development in Western China 

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Carrie Zhang

Contact Details

+44 (0) 118 378 5781

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