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LI Jia has successfully completed her four-year work placement at the Confucius Institute, University of Southampton

Published: 29 August 2018
Li Jia
Li Jia

Jia has a MA in Linguistics and Applied Linguistics at Xiamen University, China. She joined the Confucius Institute (CI) at the University of Southampton in October 2014 and based at Bohunt School. As the Mandarin teacher, her main responsibilities were to deliver the Chinese language and cultural lessons at Bohunt School and outreach schools. She also supported the CI in the delivery of events showcasing aspects of Chinese Culture. Her duties included:

Teaching Key Stage 3 Chinese at Bohunt School

Co-teaching Key Stage 4 (GCSE) Chinese at Bohunt school

Co-teaching Content and Language integrated Learning (CLIL) Drama, Art, PE with relevant subject teachers at Bohunt School

Organizing and Invigilating HSK Proficiency Tests at Bohunt School

Training and accompanying students to attend HSBC/ British Council Speaking Competition

Teaching 1-2-1 Chinese students for SEN students at Bohunt School

Writing news release for Bohunt School

Assisting Bohunt China Project, interpreting and translating for school

Delivering workshops, like paper cutting, tea art, ink painting etc. at Bohunt School and outreach schools

Delivering Chinese cultural events in CI and local schools

Preparing the Presentations for CI Chinese Teacher teaching and researching meetings.

Apart from focusing on teaching, Jia was interested in the research on CLIL Chinese teaching. She submitted a paper and did a presentation on this topic which summarized her four-year teaching and researching, at the 14th BAAL Language Learning and Teaching SIG Conference.

After leaving CI, Jia will do her PGCE teacher training at Goldsmiths University of London and Bohunt School.


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