Native Chinese

Fluent  English

Proficient German

Conversational Spanish

Basic French

 

+86 138-1675-7411

info@emmalanguagestudio.com

 

Resumé

Ding Meng'an (Emma)


EDUCATION

Shanghai International Studies University
Master of Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (part-time program)

Shanghai, China

March 2009

- March 2012


  • Honors: Awarded Best Volunteer Chinese Teacher year 2010-2011 in the Valencian Community, Spain 
  • Internship: Stood out in the national selection process for a volunteer Chinese teacher project of Confucius Institute Headquarters during the school year 2010-2011 for the high schools in the Valencian Community, Spain
 
Shanghai International Studies University 

B.A. German major, French minor

 

 

Shanghai, China

September 2002

- June 2006


  • Honors: Won second-prize college scholarship for five times, third-prize once; Won first prize at the College Drama Festival by translating and performing the original mini play 'Beggar Morgen'
  • Internship: Rainbow Bridge International School, helped in a 4-year-old class to adapt to the English working atmosphere and have a brief idea of the American kindergarten education system; VIP Reception Volunteer at World Engineers' Convention 2004 in Shanghai, accompanied President of German Engineers' Association

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

 
Freelance

Mandarin Teacher

 

 

Shanghai, China

July 2011

- present


  • Mandarin training for the relocated expats assigned from Learnlight Ltd., Eszett Business Language Services, Crown World Mobility, Techworld Language Solutions, Inc., etc.
  • Column Strokes of genius in Shanghai Daily
  • Judge at the national interviews July 2011, Novermber 2011, December 2012, January 2014, March 2014, January 2015, November 2016 & March 2017 for new volunteers of Confucius Institute
Shanghai University of Engineering Science

Mandarin Teacher

 

Shanghai, China

September 2020

- present

September 2013

-  July 2019


  • Comprehensive courses at elementary, intermediate and advanced levels - E3, I1, I2, I3, A1
  • HSK preparation courses - HSK4-2 & HSK5-1, listening comprehension for HSK5
  • Business Chinese course at advanced level
  • Chinese writing course at intermediate level
  • Optional course - Learn Chinese with movies and TV series
  • Optional courses - Practical Shanghai Dialect 1 & 2
Confucius Institute Leipzig

Mandarin Teacher

 

Leipzig, Germany

September 2019

-   July 2020


  • A1.1, A1.2, A1.3, A1.4, B1 & "Junggebliebene" courses at the institute
  • AG(hobby groups) at the middle schools in Groiztsch & Droyßig
  • HSK&HSKK examiner
  • Dispatched from Renmin University of China
 
Schaeffler Trading (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. 

Secretary to Engineering Director of Business Unit Engine Systems China

 

 

Shanghai, China

November 2011

– March 2013


 
IES Jorge Juan

(Instituto de Educación Secundaria / Secondary School)

Volunteer Chinese Teacher

& Teacher Librarian of the Chinese Corner

 

Alicante, Spain

October 2010

- June 2011


  • Launched a brand new Chinese Language and Cultural Course as the only and the very first Chinese teacher ever
  • In charge of three groups of the students from 3º ESO - 2º Bachillerato (equivalent to Grade 9-12) as well as two groups of the teachers
  • Created a series of classroom learning materials covering the listening, speaking, reading and writing skills with power points, videos and other self-made teaching aids
  • Organised various cultural activities like calligraphy experience, paper cutting workshop, tea ceremony, etc.    
  • Set up a Chinese Corner in the school library and developed a book borrowing system; Instruct the learners to take the best advantage of the materials with accurate introduction and timely feedback

 

IES Pere Maria Orts i Bosch

Volunteer Chinese Teacher

 

Benidorm, Spain

February 2011

- June 2011


  • Was invited to incept the same course to another school in the next city because of the success in Alicante
  • Offered classes to a group of 40 students from 2º ESO - 1º Bachillerato (equivalent to Grade 8-11) as well as a group of 10 teachers once a week
  • Helped the local teachers plan and prepare the revision classes and cultural seminars during the rest of the week 

 

Mandarin House Shanghai Chinese School 

Chinese Instructor

 

Shanghai, China

November 2006

– October 2010


  • Delivered the 20-group-lessons-per-week Intensive Chinese Course from Elementary I to Lower Intermediate III to the overseas adult learners from all walks of life with over 70 different nationalities and also Long Duration, Semester & Year Course, Business Chinese Course, HSK Tutoring Course to both the overseas and local expats ranging from 9 to 69 years old
  • Held Chinese Culture Seminars for the Teaching Course; Supported the on-the-job training for new colleagues
  • Carried out the extracurricular activities such as the cultural excursion to Yu Garden and Temple of the City God
  • Cooperated to write text books, course materials and test papers and to design course activities and project works
  • Translated the official website of IALC (International Association of Language Centers) from English to Chinese
  • Awarded Teacher of the Month (4.2008. & 9.2009.) and Most Popular Teacher of the Year 2008 & 2009
 
Bauer Media Group 

Part-time Translator / Writer

 

 

Shanghai, China

June 2006

– July 2010


  • Compiled columns and features for women magazines “Dushiliren”, “Pinwei”, “Dushixinqing” and “Meishitang”

 

ADDITIONAL

  • Teaching Certificate: Certificate for Teachers of Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages, Certificate for Volunteer Chinese Teacher issued by Confucius Institute Headquarters
  • Language Certificates: PSC 2A (Putonghua Shuiping Ceshi), English TEM8 (Test for English Major), German PGH8 (Prüfung für das Germanistik-Hauptstudium)