School of Modern Languages

Staff Profiles

Melissa Fang

Teaching Associate of Chinese Language

Background

Roles and Responsibilities

Chinese language coordinator (also coordinating Chinese language modules offered in Newcastle University London Campus)

Year abroad officer (for Incoming exchange Chinese students)

Chair of the Language Teaching Steering Group (LTSG) in School of Modern Languages 

Exam contact for Chinese language modules 

Qualifications

MSc in TESOL, Stirling University
PGDE in Chinese, Edinburgh University

Membership

Member of The British Chinese Language Teaching Society

Languages

English
Mandarin
Cantonese
South Min language

Panel Judge of British Council Mandarin Speaking Competition for schools at Newcastle University since 2011.


Research

Research Interests

Pedagogical research interests include methodologies for Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language(TCFL), motivation in second language learning, curriculum design, and CALL (Computer Assisted Language Learning)

Teaching

Undergraduate Teaching

CNH1065 Level A (beginners) Chinese I (Module Leader)

CHN1066 Level A (beginners) Chinese II (Module Leader)

CHN2010 Level B (intermediate) Chinese (Module Leader)

CHN4010 Level C (Advanced) Chinese (Module Leader)

CHN4061 Level D (Further Advanced) Chinese (Module Leader)