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Free Taiji Workshop at Regent's Park in May

Our Team

Administration Team

Lara Martin

Lara Martin

Deputy Director

Lara previously work for London South Bank University as the Head of International Recruitment and spent over 7 years working with partner universities in China.

Yannan Yu

Yannan Yu

Project Manager

Yannan Yu is the project manager for the Confucius Institute at London South Bank University (LSBU). Yannan was a university lecturer in Shanghai and prior to that she was among the very first group of teachers sent by Hanban (Confucius Institute Headquarters) to teach Mandarin in the Philippines. Yannan is passionate about promoting Chinese language, culture and wellbeing.

Teaching Team

TCM teachers

Ian Appleyard

Ian Appleyard

Course director for the M.CM

Ian Appleyard is the course director for the M.CM (Acupuncture) graduated with a BSc in Acupuncture from Westminster University in London in 1998. He worked as an acupuncturist in private practice in Brighton for 4 years. He then spent 3 and a half years in China learning the language and continuing his acupuncture training. During this time Ian studied at the Shu Guan Hospital and the Meridian Research Institute, which are both in Shanghai. In addition he completed a year of postgraduate clinical training at the Jiangsu Provincial Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Nanjing (which is recognised by the World Health Organisation as a training institute for Chinese Medicine). Previously he had also studied with a private practitioner in Japan in 1996.

Weidong Huang

Weidong Huang

Director of the MSc Research and Evidence based Practise Acupuncture

Weidong Huang graduated from the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine (BUCM) following eight years of professional and systematic training in Chinese and western medicine and was awarded his masters degree. He lectured and practiced as a doctor at BUCM, specialising in acupuncture and Chinese medicine before coming to the UK in 1999, to practice as an acupuncturist and a doctor of Chinese medicine. In 2009 he completed his PhD research project in traditional Chinese acupuncture for stress and was awarded PhD degree by Thames Valley University. Currently he works as a senior lecturer in acupuncture programme at London South Bank University.

Jun She

Jun She

TCM lecturer

Dr. Jun She, a lecturer in the of CI for TCM, is an acupuncturist and Tui Na (Chinese massage) therapist, a member of ATCM (UK). He comes from Heilongjiang University of TCM and had good healing hands that can treat all kinds of symptoms and pain. Jun She enjoys practicing Taiji and doing Yi Jin Ying (Muscle Change Exercise)in his spare time.

Jian Chen

Jian Chen

Jian Chen is not only very good at Chinese acupuncture and Tuina (a kind of Chinese massage ) , but also excels in Tai Chi and Qi Gong. He is experienced in Tai Chi Teaching and is ever-ready to show you the brilliance of Chinese Kong Fu.

Wenran Zhang

Wenran Zhang

Wenran Zhang is an excellent teacher in traditional Chinese medicine and the martial arts. He is very adaptable to new situations since he likes challenge and change after he has studied many different cultures from all over the world. He hopes to play an active role in the exchange of Chinese and British culture and the promotion of Chinese language and culture.

Xingbo Zhang

Xingbo Zhang

A lecturer in CI for TCM, comes from Heilongjiang University of Chinese Medicine and majored in history and literature of TCM. He has a deep understanding of the history and culture of TCM, and is ready to share his knowledge and ideas with anyone who is interested in TCM.

Xiang Li

Xiang Li

A PhD of acupuncture graduated from Heilongjiang University of Chinese Medicine. Being an experienced clinic doctor in hospital as well as a teacher in university, she is enjoying the work in CI for TCM and is quite confident to share her understanding of Chinese culture and TCM with students.

Chinese language and culture teachers

Liya Wang

Liya Wang

Chinese Director

Wang Liya is a professor from Harbin Normal University with a lot of teaching experience. She is committed to promoting Chinese language and culture in the UK.

Yang Han

Yang Han

Chinese language teacher

Yang Han is a lecturer from Harbin Normal University. She has experience in teaching English, Mathematics and Mandarin Chinese across all age groups. She is committed to promoting Chinese language and culture and building bridges between China and the UK. She is interested in comparitive studies of both countries’ education systems, and believes that the sharing of good practice can benefit students in both countries.

Baohua Li

Baohua Li

Baohua Li believes that life is like a journey, in which the final destination is not important while the scenery along the road and the mood of enjoying the scenery are of true value.

Chunhui Wang

Chunhui Wang

Chunhui Wang, an experienced teacher for 14 years, comes from Shenyang University of Technology, Liaoning Province, the northeast part of China. Being energetic, easy-going and extroverted, she can effectively mobilize students' learning initiative and make them be interested in the subject. She is versatile, so you may find her in many activities.

Chunping Liu

Chunping Liu

Chunping Liu loves Chinese traditions and culture. She hopes that she could spread Chinese culture further and build up friendships!

Erdan Gu

Erdan Gu

Erdan Gu, a senior primary school teacher full of energy and enthusiasm. She believes that life is an adventure, and she’ll take you to the wonderland of Chinese language and culture, to explore the unexpected!

Ge Yang

Ge Yang

Ge Yang, majored in Applied Linguistics, is an experienced English teacher.She is very committed and enthusiastic for teaching. She’s been engaged in spreading Chinese culture in many international contexts and has extensive experiences working with young people from various ethnic backgrounds.

Hongwei Jia

Hongwei Jia

Chinese language teacher

Hongwei Jia is a teacher from Taiyuan, Shanxi Province. He has already stayed in London for one year teaching at Ernest Bevin College. He got a great deal of praise for his excellent job at Mandarin teaching and technique support on IT for CITCM. He is also regarded as one of the best MCs for many activities in promoting Chinese Culture. He keens to share more different culture experiences and study both countries education systems as well.

Hua He

Hua He

Hua He, contributing to promoting Chinese culture, is active, optimistic, hard-working and patient. She once taught overseas students mandarin in China. For her, the qualities excellent teachers have are wonderful linguistic abilities, logical and creative thinking, large knowledge accumulation and enthusiasm in teaching.

Jie Long

Jie Long

Jie Long, MA of Preschool Education, is a professional teacher who is experienced in training preschool teachers. She has a heart that is committed and capable of loving her students and kids. She participated in “The Children’s Home” project by UNICEF after the “5.12 Wenchuan Earthquake”, serving the kids and training the workers. She is willing to share her professionalism and expertise with students and counterpart in the UK.

Lili Jia

Lili Jia

Lili Jia graduated from Tianjin Foreign Studies University in 2006. She is a happy girl and always ready to accept challenges. Teaching Mandarin brings her a fantastic and different world. She loves it, and she is determined to be a good Mandarin teacher and is still trying.

Lu Miao

Lu Miao

Lu Miao is kind and cheerful. She likes making friends with elder people, because they are wise and inspirational. She also likes making friends with young people, because they are full of energy and enthusiasm.

Manchun Lin

Manchun Lin

Manchun Lin is an experienced lecturer from Foreign Language Department of Guangzhou Medical University (GMU). She majored in applied linguistics and got her MA degree from Sun-Yat-Sen University. Her professionalism and expertise were recognized by receiving “The Award of Teaching Excellence” conferred by GMU. She is every-ready to build a bridge between the people of China and the UK through her enthusiasm.

Meihui Jiang

Meihui Jiang

Meihui Jiang teaches Chinese language and she is a big lover of music. She hopes to teach Chinese language and culture very well by taking advantage of her previous rich experience in it.

Qiao Wang

Qiao Wang

My Chinese name is Wang Qiao, and my English name is Joe. I am a Lecturer of Harbin Normal University, and I have two degrees of Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language. I am famous of my HSK lessons and known as the Coolest Chinese ever!

Xingzhi He

Xingzhi He

My name is Xingzhi He. But my English colleagues know me better by English name, Cindy. It's my second year to teaching Mandarin to little kids in Goodrich Primary School. The students enjoy learning mandarin with me and I also cherish the respect and co-operation they show to me in my class. I love my teaching job here.

Xuesong Chai

Xuesong Chai

I am a TCFL teacher of Harbin University of Science and Technology, and also a lecturer in Modern Chinese at HUST. I have taught HSK to overseas students over 6 years in China, so I have a rich experience in teaching HSK.

Yanan Tu

Yanan Tu

I am yanan who likes travelling and be ready to explore everything new !

Tiansheng Wang

Tiansheng Wang

Tiansheng Wang is a Chinese teacher, who has taught Chinese for 14 years in Experimental Primary School of Henan Province, and he is also a psychological consultant. He firmly holds the belief that, where there is a will, there is a way.

Shicun Chen

Shicun Chen

Shicun Chen is a lecturer from Guangxi University of Chinese Medicine. He has the experiences as a senior high school teacher, a university lecturer as well as a Hanban teacher in the UK for already one year. Shicun is devoted to promoting the Chinese language and TCM culture in the UK’s schools.

Bing Liu

Bing Liu

Bing Liu, graduated from NEFU, is an English teacher of Heilongjiang International University, China. She is good at second language teaching and culture introduction, as well as interesting teaching methods. During last few years, she teaches translation and very familiar with western culture and the culture difference. She is teaching mandarin in CI and taking part in all kinds of workshops, hoping to promote both Chinese language and culture in the UK.

Chunfen Jiang

Chunfen Jiang

A lecturer from Minjiang University, majored in English literature and got her MA degree from Xiamen University. She has four years’ experience in teaching British and American literature, English listening and speaking. With her intense interest in Chinese and English language and competent bilingual ability, she is committed to promoting Chinese language and culture and helping British people understand China and learn Chinese.

Di Tian

Di Tian

An an English teacher of H.I.U. China. She has been teaching for 8 years, and has rich experience in teaching language and literature. All the students like her nimble and diverse teaching manners and culture introduction. Now she is teaching Mandarin in Goodrich Primary School and Ernest Bevin College for CITCM, enjoying promoting and extending both Chinese language and culture in the UK.

Fan Zhang

Fan Zhang

Fan Zhang, being an English teacher of Heilongjiang International University, she is also enthusiastic about Chinese music and culture. She has been learning Chinese traditional music instrument for years and an expert on Chinese tea ceremony. She is now a TA at the Charter School.

Feng Long

Feng Long

Feng Long, an English teacher of Heilongjiang International University(HIU), China. She is Teaching Assistant in Petchey Academy, interested in calligraphy and paper cutting and enjoying promoting both Chinese language and culture in the UK.

Jianfeng Shen

Jianfeng Shen

Jianfeng Shen, an experienced teacher from Harbin University, mainly responsible for teaching and interpretation of HSK courses in CI for TCM. He is committed to teaching Mandarin course. Through teaching, he accumulates abundant practical teaching experience and knows well the psychological character of students in different ages and deeply understands the importance of cultivating students’ learning interest, combine teaching with entertaining, untraditional teaching models, flexible teaching forms and innovation.

Lan Cheng

Lan Cheng

Cheng Lan, lecturer, master of English language and literature, teacher of Heilongjiang International University. She has a good control of classroom teaching and gain good evaluation among both colleagues and students.

Leyi Zhong

Leyi Zhong

Zhong Leyi is a Chinese teacher from Liuyang, which is the hometown of fireworks and firecrackers. She taught Chinese and Chinese culture in USA in 2009 -2010. Her way of teaching Chinese and Chinese culture is loved by her students in the United States. She is ready to share the beauty of Chinese language and culture with British students.

Lin Tang

Lin Tang

Lin Tang is a professional teacher with four-year teaching experience in university. She is kind and modest, willing to take challenges and likes making friends. She is now a Chinese teacher in CITCM. She hopes to lend a hand in Chinese language learning and Chinese culture understanding.

Miao Wang

Miao Wang

Ms Wang Miao is a teacher from Heilongjiang International University. she is enthusiastic and has great passion for her work.She is interested in comparative studies of the educations in China and the UK. She has rich experience of second language teaching and enjoy sharing with students the beauty of traditional Chinese cultures. She believes that,as the tie for better understanding, the sharing of cultures will be of great benefits for people from both countries.

Song Liu

Song Liu

Song Liu, an English teacher of Heilongjiang International University, now working as a secondary language teacher. She is well-recognized by her mild teaching manners and positive teaching attitude. Now she is working in ST. Mary Primary School as Mandarin teacher & UCS as a teacher assistant.

Wei Liu

Wei Liu

Wei Liu, is a teacher from Heilongjiang International University, Heilongjiang province. He has many experiences of teaching mandarin. He is teaching mandarin in The Charter School, enjoying promoting both Chinese language and culture in the UK. Liu also keens to share more different culture experiences and study both countries education systems as well.

Yan Jiao

Yan Jiao

Yan Jiao, an English teacher of Heilongjiang International University, China. With 4 years second language teaching background, part-time tour guide and social volunteers working experiences, she is willing to commit to teach the Chinese language and introduce Chinese culture to the people want to learn China.

Ying Pan

Ying Pan

Ying Pan, an experienced teacher from Harbin University of Science and Technology, Heilongjiang. Having taught writing, extensive reading, intensive reading and didactics, she accumulated lots of practical teaching experience and knew well about the teaching models and teaching atmosphere necessary for younger children.

Chinese martial arts, dance and music teachers

Yu Bao

Yu Bao

Yu Bao is a martial arts specialist. He has much teaching experience in Chinese martial arts. He cherishes a hope that all of us can get the access to Chinese martial arts with his efforts and enjoy the magnificent charm of Chinese martial arts someday.

Yu Xin

Yu Xin

Yu Xin is a martial arts teacher. He was the champion of martial arts competition 2011 Heilongjiang. He has a profound understanding of Chinese culture.

Kexin Wang

Kexin Wang

Kexin Wang is a martial artist who is experienced in teaching martial arts. He hopes that he can show the charm and brilliance of Chinese martial arts to more and more British students.

Jinping Yu

Jinping Yu

Jinping Yu is a versatile and popular martial arts teacher. He has rich experience of teaching martial arts. He hopes to share the experience of martial arts with friends from all over the world. Welcome to Jinping Yu’s class and learn more about the charm of Chinese martial arts.

Qilong Zhang

Qilong Zhang

Qilong Zhang is a talented martial arts teacher from Harbin. Qilong has extensive and rich experience teaching martial arts at British schools. Qilong also successfully helped students with martial arts shows and performances on various occasions.

Han Gao

Han Gao

Han Gao, an excellent dance teacher from China, hopes that she can show you the beauty and gracefulness of traditional Chinese dancing. Her elegance and expertise can lead you to explore the charm of Chinese dance and culture.

Tingting Han

Tingting Han

Tingting Han comes from Harbin. She is very good at traditional Chinese dance. After gained a lot of experience in teaching Chinese dance, she hopes to help more people to enjoy Chinese dance.

Yunjian Zhao

Yunjian Zhao

Yunjian Zhao is a talented musician and he is able to play up to 15 types of both Chinese and western musical instruments. Yunjian Zhao has brought Chinese music to a large number of schools and communities in the UK. Yunjian was also a member of the Chinese New Year Roadshow team sent by Hanban to perform in America in 2011.