Fong Wa

Fong Wa

Lancaster Tutor

Online Mandarin and Cantonese Tutor

I am an experienced teacher of Mandarin and Cantonese with a PhD in Applied Linguistics (Cross-Cultural Communication) from the University of Essex. I am also a Higher Education Academy (UK) qualified lecturer, with expertise in teaching English to Chinese speakers for Business and academic purposes. I have also and worked as academic interpreter.
I am currently working in collaboration with the University of Lancaster on two research projects in Linguistics.

Tutoring Experience

During my time at Essex University I designed and ran an introductory level course teaching Chinese languages as part of the Languages for All Programme, as well as lecturing in MA in Translation Studies modules. I also worked as a graduate teaching assistant on the BA TEFL course, designing materials, teaching and exam marking.
I have extensive experience in teaching English and Mandarin for Business, Engineering and Media at the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education where I worked for two years. For 6 years was a successful private tutor of both English and Mandarin in Hong Kong for learners at all levels.

Tutoring Approach

I design individual lessons to suit the needs and experience of every learner. My lessons are interactive and engaging using a wide range of resources.
Whether you are a beginner in Chinese, a student, or need to enhance your skills for professional purposes, I can help.
I am a highly skilled teacher at all levels as well as native speaker. I can also give you an insight into Chinese culture and society that will help you communicate effectively with Chinese people.
I believe that the foundation of successful teaching and learning is forming good work working relationships in a relaxed environment.
I have a state of the virtual classroom that will enable us to share white boards and video/audio resources as well as being able to see and hear each other.

LanguagesChinese, Cantonese, English (British)
AvailabilityWeekends, Weekdays (all times)
References Available On File

Qualifications

University of Essex2017DoctoratePhD in Applied Linguistics
University of Essex2008MastersMA in Applied Linguistics
Hong Kong Baptist University2003BachelorsBA i(Hons) in Music
University of Essex2015ProfessionalAssociate Fellowship Higher Education Academy
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Subjects taught
Mandarin
Primary£30
Secondary£35
GCSE£35
A-Level£40
University£45
Casual Learner£35
Cantonese
Primary£30
Secondary£35
GCSE£40
A-Level£40
University£45
Casual Learner£35