Tao Lian

Tao LianPosition: Co-Director Jan 2009-Jan 2011
Email: taolian@fudan.edu.cn

Academic Background

Tao Lian graduated with a B.A. in Chinese from Fudan University in June 1984. In June 1998 he graduated with a M.A. in Modern Chinese from Fudan University.

Work Experience:

From August 1984 onwards, Tiao Lian has been teaching in the International Culture Exchange School. He was promoted to Assistant Professor in 1999.

Research Topics:

Teaching Chinese as a foreign language; Modern Chinese Grammar and Vocabulary.

During his 2 year placement in the Confucius Institute for Scotland, Tao Lian created a complete set of language learning materials focusing on listening and speaking of Chinese. These are now used in the Institute’s classes to enable students to develop good aural recognition and rapidly develop some fluency in speaking Chinese.