OUR CHINESE TEACHERS
Dr Moni Lai Storz (nee' Lai Suan Tin) is our Academic Director and is responsible for the development and implementation of our Chinese studies curriculum using Accelerated Learning techniques. Dr Storz spent many years researching and experimenting with accelerated learning methods for the teaching and training of a range of subjects - Sociology, Stress Management, Cross-cultural Communication skills, Learning skills, etc. She was the first to apply Accelerated Learning techniques to the teaching of Chinese writing in Australia and this has been documented in her book: MIND BODY POWER:THE SELF HELP BOOK ON ACCELERATED LEARNING (Times Books International, Singapore, 1989, Reprinted 1990, 1993) Dr Storz claims that accelerated learning techniques have increased her creativity and expanded her consciousness. She writes fiction as a hobby. Her published works include, Notes To My Sisters (Times Books), Artworks of The Soul (GBS), Heaven Has Eyes (Monash Int.), Switch on Your Mind (Allen & Unwin). Her books can be obtained from our Shopfront. Moni founded this Chinese Centre 14 years ago and is now currently our Academic Director and Principal.
Jeffrey Lai is the Executive Director of the Australasian Centre of Chinese Studies and is responsible for the Chinese Centre globally from a strategic point of view. He is also the Executive Director of Global Business Strategies, a company specialising in cross-cultural mangement training for businesses around the Asia Pacific rim. He has an Electrical Engineering degree and a Postgraduate Diploma in Information Technology from Monash University. Jeffrey has over fifteen years of experience in the computer industry working for Japanese, Italian and American computer companies prior to establishing ACCS and GBS. Jeffrey is also an experienced trainer using Accelerated Learning techniques. He was a lecturer at the Hawthorn campus of Melbourne University teaching a variety of subjects in the Information Technology area. He has also jointly given workshops and seminars on Accelerated Learning with Dr Moni Storz. He is a pioneer in the application of Accelerated Learning to the teaching of computer subjects.
Shirley Lo is our Operations Manager and is responsible for the overseeing of all the activities in the organisation which contribute to the smooth and effective operations of ACCS such as supervising staff, project management, working with our clients, students and teachers. She obtained her Bachelor degree at Monash University in Melbourne. She had 30 years of experience in the corporate sector and was an Operations Manager for an international company before joining our organisation.
Chinese Centre Manager
Robert Wong comes from Malaysia originally and is fluent in both Chinese Mandarin and English. He was our Senior teacher at our Perth branch of the Australasian Centre of Chinese Studies (ACCS). He is now our Chinese Centre Manager and makes sure that all goes well with both our students and teachers. He is qualified in Marketing from Swinburne University.
Our Melbourne Chinese Teachers
Alice Gaofei Xue is from Chengdu City, Sichuan Province. She is a native speaker of Mandarin and fluent in speaking English. She is currently doing her Bachelor of Arts at the University of Melbourne, studying different subjects in Psychology, Law, Sociology and Education. She has been passionate about teaching and had experience tutoring primary school students at Olympic Village Primary School. She aims to make classes enjoyable and to share Chinese language and cultures with students.
Joyce Zhong is from Shijiazhuang, Hebei Province. She is a native speaker of Mandarin and fluent in English. She is currently studying her Bachelor of Biomedicine at the University of Melbourne. She is passionate about sharing Chinese culture and languages to people with different cultural backgrounds. She is keen to deliver Chinese learning in a fun and effective way.
Jenny is a great teacher - she is very patient and keen to answer all sort of questions from myself and other classmates. She introduces a lot of new characters, words and information about Chinese life into the class, but it all makes sense and is relevant to what we are learning that day! Consequently, I feel I have learnt a little bit more about the Chinese language and culture than what can be gained from a text book alone. The school has a good approach to learning - I feel it is fun, relaxed and no pressure.
Yawen Xue comes from Lanzhou. Yawen is currently doing her Bacherlor of Arts at the University of Melbourne, studying creative writing and gender studies. She is passionate about teaching Mandarin in an interesting way and expecting to share some beautiful Chinese songs or poems with her students.
Sunny Zhang is from Henan province. She is a native Mandarin and fluent English speaker. She is currently doing her Bachelor of Arts at the University of Melbourne, studying Psychology, Sociology, and Chinese Studies. She is very energetic and passionate about teaching. She is keen to share her knowledge about Chinese language and culture with people. She hopes to help everyone who is interested in learning Chinese to have a pleasant and educational experience.
I also want to let you know how much I am enjoying the lessons. They are really entertaining! I am very happy with my teacher, she has created a great classroom environment. The content is good and I feel like I am improving. I have recommended your company to some of my colleagues, I think one of them has signed up for next Term's Level 1.
Jessie Jingjing Zhang is from Zhengzhou City, Henan Province. She is a native Mandarin Speaker. She is currently a Masters student studying Applied Linguistics at the University of Melbourne. She has experience teaching language to students at various age levels. She aims to become friends with students and make every lesson delightful. She is respectful of different cultures and passionate about exchanging Chinese culture with people from different language backgrounds. .
Sylvia Wang comes from Beijing, China. She is a native speaker of Mandarin and fluent in English. Sylvia is currently pursuing her Doctor of Medicine degree at the Melbourne Medical School. Being passionate about teaching and bringing a positive impact to her students, Sylvia is dedicated to creating a lively class environment in which students can have fun while advancing their knowledge of Mandarin.
I just wanted to give you some feedback on the Class. It was amazing, so interesting, and Amy was fantastic, i.e I thought I would struggle, but the way the course was structured and the way it was presented it was really user friendly, hence I thoroughly enjoyed same.
Anne Marie Kavanagh
Yue Wang comes from Dalian, Liaoning Province. She is a native speaker of Mandarin, and fluent in English. She can also speak Italian and some Japanese. She recently finished her Master degree of Modern Languages Education at the University of Melbourne. She has learnt professionally about teaching foreign languages, and has experience in teaching English to ESL students. She loves Chinese language and culture and is keen to share her knowledge with students.
Bing Xu comes from Puyang city, Henan province. She is currently studying her Master degree majoring in Translation and Interpreting at the University of Melbourne. She is a passionate and experienced Mandarin teacher. She focuses on improving pronunciation, expanding vocabulary, and fostering cultural understanding. Join her in mastering Mandarin with boundless enthusiasm!
Lexie Cao is from Hunan Province. She is a native speaker of Mandarin and fluent in English. She is currently studying her Bachelor of Arts at the University of Melbourne, majoring in Media and Communication, and Sociology. She is passionate about teaching Chinese, and also sharing Chinese culture to people who with different cultural backgrounds. She aims to make classes enjoyable and funny.
Crystal has honestly been a tremendous help in making the learning of Chinese fun again. I remember dreading Chinese classes when I was a child, but my fears were immediately eradicated because of Krystal. She is always punctual, smiling, patient and dedicated to her students. She is very encouraging when she reviews our work or hears that we are trying to pronounce words or construct sentences. I'm sure all her students would agree that we are very lucky to have her!
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Our Sydney Chinese Teachers
Jennifer Xu comes from Chuzhou, Anhui. She is a native Chinese speaker. Now, she is pursuing her Master of Professional Accounting at the University of Sydney. She has tutored school students before in China including teaching children Chinese and Chinese culture in Lebanon as a volunteer. During her Bachelor degree, she joined a reading club related to Confucius and the Analects of Confucius. Thus, she is passionate about Chinese and Chinese culture, and will be glad to share them.
Xin Meng comes from Taian, Shandong. She is a native Mandarin speaker. Currently, she is pursuing her PhD degree in Education at the University of Sydney. She has experience in teaching Chinese to college students at the University of Pennsylvania and was a Chinese tutor in the Confucius Institute at Temple University as well. She also has experience in conducting private Chinese lessons for high school students when she was in the US. With her passion for teaching Mandarin, she would love to share her knowledge of Chinese language and culture.
I really like Carol's approach. Carol possesses a nuturing, positive and encouraging teaching style, clearly founded on her obvious professionalism and competence, coupled with her clear capacity to distil the language to her students in a relaxed, but clear, supportive and coherent manner. Carol is a credit to the ACCS tutoring team.
Chris Quan too in Beginners 1 is clearly a dedicated and professional tutor. If both Carol and Chris are a reflection on the overall quality of ACCS's tutors generally, then that is ample motivation to remain with ACCS over the course of my Mandarin language study. I am very heartened that I chose ACCS.
Our Perth Chinese Teachers
Anthea Liu is from the Yunnan province in China. She is fluent in Mandarin and English. She currently studies at the University of Western Australia. She learned traditional Chinese Calligraphy since she was a child so she is good at Chinese Calligraphy as well. She has a passion for Chinese culture and Australian culture and she would love to share her knowledge of Chinese culture and language to others.
Amy Chunmeng Wang comes from Changchun in Jilin province. She is a native speaker of Mandarin and fluent in English. She has completed her Bachelor degree majoring in English at the Ocean University of China. She also has a Master degree majoring in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other languages) from the University of Edinburgh. She is passionate about sharing Chinese language and culture and willing to help learners develop their interests in both.
Miriam Chiu is originally from Hong Kong. She is a native speaker of Cantonese and fluent in Mandarin and English. She currently studies a double major in English and Psychology at the University of Western Australia. She is passionate about teaching and loves to share her knowledge of Chinese culture as well as exploring the Australian culture. She is also willing to help students to learn effectively.
Our Adelaide Chinese Teachers
Suzie Jiaxin Liu is from Dalian City, Liaoning Province. She is a native speaker of Mandarin and fluent in English and Japanese. She has a Bachelor Degree majoring in International Business and a Masters of Arts and Cultural Management from the University of Melbourne. She has experience in teaching Chinese to exchange students with different cultural backgrounds, and she is very enthusiastic in sharing her Chinese and culture with interesting teaching approaches.
Michelle Lin is originally from Hong Kong. She is a native speaker of Cantonese and fluent in Mandarin, English and Korean. She is currently studying a Bachelor of Criminology at the University of Adelaide and planning to start on an Honour Degree in 2023. She is passionate about teaching and loves to share the Chinese language and culture. She is also pleased to help students to learn Cantonese effectively without tears.
Our Brisbane Chinese Teachers
Hulda Wu is from Guangzhou. She is a native Cantonese speaker and is also very fluent in Mandarin and English. Her undergraduate degree is in Chinese International Education and she is currently pursuing a Master degree in Event Management at the University of Queensland. She is very energetic and very passionate about teaching and has many years of experience in teaching English and Mandarin. She enjoys interacting with people from different cultural backgrounds and learning about different cultures.
Adelaide Tsang is from Hong Kong. She is currently studying Bachelor of Physiotherapy at the University of Queensland. She is a native speaker of Cantonese and fluent in both English and Mandarin. She is very passionate about teaching and loves to share the Chinese language and culture.