Ranee Zhang - Head of Chinese

Xuefang Zhang has 12 years of teaching experience. She is an enthusiastic teacher with a unique teaching style and a strong affinity with children and sense of innovation. She has worked in public schools for four years, taught graduating classes, participated in examination invigilation and is familiar with the Chinese domestic curriculum. In 2013, she moved into international education and has served as an IB essay instructor and a school debate team instructor. She specialises in the design of Chinese native and non-native language courses. For nearly six years, she has focused on the teaching of IGCSE Chinese courses and IBDP Chinese language and literature A courses. In the May 2019 IGCSE examinations, 100% of her students gained ‘A’ grades.
Since joining NKCS, Ms. Zhang has coordinated teachers from various departments to participate in the school’s International Day activities. She has also led the formation of the NKCS Xinghai Literature Society, prepared student essays, established the Chinese culture class research and development team, and optimised teaching and research.
Ms. Zhang often tells children: “Be sure to know where you are going, for that is where your heart is going, but also know where you come from, for that is the soil where you are rooted.” She firmly believes that only by learning Chinese, can we better spread Chinese culture and speak for China in the new era.