Our Center is located on the east campus of Beijing Foreign Studies University near BFSU’s library, gym, and Olympic-sized swimming pool. The Center is in Beijing’s northwestern district of Haidian, home to more than 20 universities and Beijing’s largest residential district.
Features of the IES Abroad Beijing Center include:
Zhao Ning 赵宁 graduated from the Northern University for Nationalities with a B.A. in the English language, and then received her M.A. in Linguistics and Applied Linguistics from Beijing Normal University. She has been working at the IES Abroad Beijing Center since 2006, and has taught Chinese language classes of all levels. In 2009, she became the Associate Director of the Beijing Center, and was promoted to Center Director in December 2014.
Ms. Zhao taught at Bucknell University from 2008-2009, and has been focusing her research on Chinese language pronunciation acquisition and teaching methodology ever since. As a member of ACTFL, her recent academic research has been on the Oral Proficiency Assessment. She took the OPI Tester Training in June 2014, and is pursuing a tester certificate.
IES Abroad Staff
Louis VonStudent Affairs Coordinator
Chuantao XiangOffice Assistant
IES Abroad language faculty are experienced Chinese language instructors from the Beijing Foreign Studies University and other universities such as Peking University, Qinghua University, and the Beijing Normal University. IES provides regular training in international second language teaching methods.
Area Studies Faculty
IES area studies faculty typically hold advanced degrees from prestigious Chinese or Western universities, have studied or taught at Western universities, have published in China and abroad, and currently hold positions at universities such as Peking University, Beijing Foreign Studies University, People's University, and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.
DENG JiaoChinese Language Faculty, also teaches CN420 HSK Preparation MA Liaoning Normal University/Comparative and World literature; BA Liaoning University/Radio and Television broadcast and host arts.
GAO YafangChinese Language Faculty, also teaches CN320 Writing Letters & Emails: Personal & Business Communication MA Yanshan University/Tourism Management; BA Tianjin University of Commerce/Tourism Management
Chinese Arts Faculty, teaches AR180 Chinese Calligraphy
MA French Art History, MA Development and Italian Art History and Painting
LI PingliChinese Language Faculty, also teaches CN370 Modern Slang & Pop Culture
MA Beijing Normal University/Applied Linguistics (Teaching Chinese as Second Language); BA : Beijing Normal University/Educational Management
LI ZhifangChinese Language Faculty, also teaches CN380 Fluency Through FilmMA Beijing Normal University/Comparative and World literature; BA Beijing Normal University/Chinese language and literature
SHEN ChenxuanChinese Language Coordinator & Chinese Language Faculty
MA Communication University of China/Radio and Television Arts, BA: DaTong University/Chinese Language and Literature
WANG QianfengChinese Language Faculty, also teaches CN390 Current Events Through Newspaper Reading
MA Beijing Language and Culture University/Linguistics and Applied Linguistics; BA Hebei University/Chinese Language and Literature