Anna Chen

Job Title: Chinese culture and language advisor

Telephone: 0151 794 1484

Fax: 0151 794 2512

Email: annachen@liverpool.ac.uk

Job Role:

I give training for staff, individually and in groups, in Mandarin as well as providing programmes on Chinese culture to departmental staff throughout the University. These workshops are also available for groups of students. I contribute to the CPS scheme and give workshops to CPD, these focus on Chinese education and culture.

My work as part of the Educational Development Division is in undertaking projects with a specific focus on enhancing the student experience including giving advice on issues relating to Chinese students’ experiences. I work closely with Students Services for issues concerning international students.

The workshops I present are aimed at widening the staff’s appreciation of the essential differences and expectations of students from China. They also explore the basis of intercultural communication.

Background:

I studied for my BA in English in China and taught at a high school there for several years. It was at English Universities where I gained my MEd and PhD degrees. For both of these my research topic was the use of ICT in education. Following the completion of my PhD I was delighted to be appointed to this post at the University of Liverpool.

Interests

When I can find some spare time I am learning to play the piano. I enjoy travelling and reading histories and biographies.

Publications

‘The Bond of Friendship: Reflections on China and Britain’ - 2010

'Chinese Business Culture' - 2013

'Chinese Business Language' - 2013

'The Stories of Great Britain 1900 – 1950' written in Chinese - 2013