Meet our Team

Professor Li Sumin

Co-director

Sumin.Li@hull.ac.uk
+44 (0) 1482 462196

Professor Li Sumin has a PhD in Education, and is the former Dean of the Faculty of Education at Tianjin Normal University, China. Her main teaching and research fields are in comparative higher education, and the history of foreign education and higher education. She has published several books, and over sixty academic papers.

She is currently on secondment to the Confucius Institute at the University of Hull, and will be looking at innovative ways to enhance the teaching of Chinese language to the CI’s wide range of students – from local school children through to those from the wider community.

 

 

Wang Zhiling (Cathy)

Senior Mandarin Teacher

Zhiling.Wang@hull.ac.uk
+44 (0) 1482 462197

Cathy graduated from Tianjin Foreign Studies University with a BA, and then Tianjin Normal University with her MA. She now works at Tianjin Normal University teaching English Listening and Children’s Second Language Acquisition, in the Primary Education College of Tianjin Normal University. She has worked as a tutor in primary schools and as a mentor for her students’ internships.

Cathy is now a qualified mandarin teacher in Confucius Institute at University of Hull teaching Chinese Listening and Speaking and Chinese course in Confucius Institute. She manages the Teaching Team and co-ordinates all in-house teaching of CI programmes.

 

Dan Zhang (Sarah)

Senior Mandarin Teacher

dan.zhang@hull.ac.uk
+44 (0) 1482 462197

Sarah graduated from Xi'an International Studies University with a MA,major in teaching Chinese as a second language.She has worked as a Mandarin teacher in Indonesia.
Sarah is now a qualified mandarin teacher in Confucius Institute at University of Hull teaching Chinese Listening and Speaking and Chinese course in Confucius Institute. She manages outreach programmes and examinations.


 

Chen Yuxi (Grace)

Senior Mandarin Teacher

yuxi.chen@hull.ac.uk
+44 (0) 1482 462197

Chen Yuxi graduated with a Master’s degree in British and American Literature from Tianjin Normal University in 2019. During her three years in Tiannjin, she worked as a part-time Chinese teacher and taught Appreciation of American Literature as an optional course teacher at Tiannjin Normal University. She joined the Confucius Institute at the University of Hull in October 2021.