Zhe Yu Darling

Zhe Yu Darling


I have been teaching Mandarin Chinese at Languages for All (LfA) since 2007. It was formerly called Foreign Language Teaching Unit (FLTU) at the Language Centre, University of Leeds. I am the module leader for Mandarin discovery modules from Ab initio to Upper Intermediate level at LfA. I also teach Mandarin at Leeds Institute of Medical Education at the University of Leeds. Recently, I became the short courses development lead.

Research interests

My reseach interests are foreign language methodology, assessment and second language acquisition.

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  • MA in Linguistics & ELT, Leeds, UK
  • Teaching qualification- OTTP, UK
  • BSc, Shengyang, China

Professional memberships

  • BCLTS- British Chinese Language Teaching Society
  • AULC- Assocoation of Universitiy Language Centres

Student education

Languages for All

  • I am module leader for a range of Mandarin modules, from Beginners to Upper Intermediate Mandarin as well as Medical Chinese.

East Asian studies

  • I teach modules on Basic Chinese Language.

Research groups and institutes

  • Language Centre