Ding Xin

China Instructor

B.A. Art and Design, Sichuan University

M.A. Art and Design, Kunming University of Science and Technology

Ding Xin is a passionate educator who enjoys working with people and seeing them expand their curiosity. Since 2005, she has taught Chinese as a second language at Yunnan Normal University to a diverse group of students from Europe, the Middle East, North and South America, Asia and Oceania. She has learned so much from the different cultural background of her students.

Ding Xin is also a college lecturer at Kunming University of Science and Technology, where she teaches basic interior design courses. This is her profession and teaching Chinese is her passion. A highlight of Ding Xin’s working career was when she spent one year working in US. She experienced how the US education system works, how to manage classrooms, and how to stimulate student excitement for language learning. In addition, Ding Xin is an avid traveler – she has backpacked through India, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and Australia.

Through travel she has learned to be open and humble to meet new people and better understand her own cultural perspective. In her free time Ding Xin has learnt a bit of Chinese paper cutting and calligraphy from her professional calligrapher father.