Faculty

At China Institute, our faculty are both scholars and your guides, to all things China. China Institute is chartered by the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York as a school of continuing education. The Institute’s School of Chinese Studies, founded in 1933, is the oldest educational center of its kind in the United States.

At China Institute, our Faculty’s focus is directed both at language learning and also at ensuring that Mandarin language teachers have high quality training available to them so that they can inspire, engage, and educate their students with maximum effectiveness.

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Because of our position as a global leader in evaluating and understanding best practices in the teaching of Mandarin language, China Institute is in a unique position to employ in our classrooms what we are learning through research and teacher training. Thus, we strive to design our classes in such a way that they embody the best practices in methodology and curriculum available to educators today, and, in turn, to enrich our professional development offerings for teachers with what we have learned in the hands-on practical setting of our classrooms.

MEET OUR FACULTY

Shi Hong Qu Aldin

Shi Hong Qu Aldin is an actress by profession, having studied at the prestigious Shanghai Theater Academy followed by a career of numerous performances for stage, film, and television. In the U.S., Ms. Aldin’s work has included participation in the Guggenheim Museum China 5,000 Years Exhibition Project, and teaching Mandarin, first to adults, and now focusing on children. Ms. Aldin has been teaching at China Institute since 1998.

Lily Shen

Lily Shen graduated from Nanjing Normal University with a B.A. in English. She has an M.A. in Bilingual Education and another in Applied Linguistics, both from Columbia University Teacher’s College. She has been teaching at China Institute since 1999, and in New York City schools since 1990.

Wendy Wang

Wendy Wang graduated from Dan Jiang University, Taiwan, with a B.A. in Chinese literature. Ms. Wang has taught Chinese to foreign students at Taiwan University and was a broadcaster at SINO Broadcasting.

("Jenny") Qi Qing Zhang

("Jenny") Qi Qing Zhang has a B.A. from the Shanghai Foreign Language Institute and is completing her Masters at New York Institute of Technology in Communication Arts. Ms. Zhang has been teaching children with China Institute since 2000. Ms. Zhang also works as a translator and is fluent in Chinese, English, and Russian.

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STUDENT TESTIMONIALS

“My kids have attended this program for the last 4 summers. They have been more enthused than any other year and are excited to come home to share their new words and projects. This is the best language experience they have had”.

— Parent/ Caregiver’s Name: Dore; Children’s names: Sophia & Andrew,

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Full Name , Calligraphy Student

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Full Name , Brush Painting student

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Full Name , Dancing Class Student