Li Tian, Confucius Institute Director

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    Before coming to Scotland, Li Tian taught high school English for 16 years in Tianjin, China. She started as a classroom teacher before being promoted to Principal Teacher of the Languages De-partment, and then Director of International Department at the high school affiliated to Nankai Uni-versity, one of the best universities in China.

    In 2007, Li Tian was awarded the opportunity to work as a visiting scholar. For four months she taught Chinese language and culture in primary schools in Philadelphia, USA. Through this experi-ence, she has become more aware of the methodology of teaching languages and culture. Since then Li Tian has been doing educational research in the area of motivating students and increasing their interest in learning languages and cultures, using different methodologies and multi-media. Li Tian has a good relationship with her students and the majority of them have been admitted to top uni-versities at home and oversees. She is interested in professional development and grasps opportuni-ties to develop in her profession.

    Li Tian is excited to have been given the opportunity to work in Scotland. She is employed by the Tianjin Education Committee, the Hanban and Confucius Institute Headquarters, and has come to Scotland to support the work of CISS. She is looking forward to finding out more about the Scottish education system, and to working with the motivated teaching colleagues in the languages community.

    While she is in Scotland, Li Tian will be working as Chinese Director for CISS, liaising with CISS, teachers across Scotland, the Chinese Hanban and all the Confucius Classroom Hubs. Li Tian’s main responsibilities include supporting the Tianjin teachers, helping them make the most of their time, teaching, learning and developing in Scotland.


    Contact:
    LH-232 Lord Hope Building
    University of Strathclyde
    141 St James Road
    Glasgow, G4 0LT

    Tel: 0141 444 8160

    l.tian@strath.ac.uk

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