Miami Dade College

Confucius Institute

Teaching Faculty

Professor Yan (Kathy) Cao

Professor Yan (Kathy) Cao
Professor of Chinese Language & Culture

Professor Yan Cao is an instructor of Chinese language and Culture at the Confucius Institute of Miami Dade College, and a Lecturer of “Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language” at Jiangsu Normal University in China. She joined the teaching staff of the Institute in the fall of 2014, and is currently completing a three-year teaching assignment at Miami Dade College. She holds an M.A. in Theory of Literature and Art from Jiangsu Normal University. Prior to accepting her current position at the Institute, Prof Cao has been teaching a large number of Chinese language courses (from level 1 to level 6) at International College of Jiangsu Normal University for five years. Her international students come from the USA, Britain, Russia, Ukraine, Japan, Korea, Kazakhstan, the Comoros, Equatorial Guinea, etc. Outside of teaching, Prof. Cao is the coordinator of the Chinese Culture Club activities at MDC’s North Campus.

E-mail: ycao@mdc.edu
Office: 305-237-7870

Prof. Jingping (Barbara) Guo

Prof. Jingping (Barbara) Guo
Professor of Chinese Language & Culture

Jingping Guo is a Professor of Chinese Language and Culture at the Confucius Institute and an associate professor of English at Jiangsu Normal University. She joined the staff of the Institute in the spring of 2013 and is currently completing a three–year teaching assignment at Miami Dade College. She holds an M.A in Contrastive Linguistics from Jiangsu Normal University and her research focus is the translation of Chinese classics into English as well as that of Shakespeare’s classics into Chinese. Prior to her current appointment at the Institute, she taught Chinese language and culture to international students in China. This was a work experience that she enjoyed profoundly and which she is happy to be continuing at present, only now in the United States. Outside of teaching, Prof. Guo is the coordinator of the Chinese Culture Club activities at MDC’s Kendall Campus and enjoys sharing her mastered skills in traditional handcrafts and Chinese cuisine with her friends, acquaintances and students.

E-mail: barbaraguomiami@gmail.com
Office: 786–603–3177

Prof. Yajuan Huang

Prof. Yajuan Huang
Professor of Chinese Language & Culture

Prof. Huang is from Henan, China and joined the staff of the Confucius Instituteas a Professor of Chinese Language and Culture this fall of 2013. She received a B.A. in History (2003) and an M.A. in Ancient Chinese History (2006) from Henan University. From 2006 to the present, she has taught History at Zhengzhou University of Light Industry and served as assistant supervisor of IELTS at the British Council of IELTS Test Center. She brings to her current assignment at Miami Dade College, seven years of teaching experience, including one year of teaching Chinese at Emory University, Georgia. She currently teaches Chinese at the Wolfson Campus, but beginning spring of 2014 she will be teaching at and coordinating the Chinese Culture Club activities of the North Campus.

E-mail: yhuang@mdc.edu
Office: 305–237–7874

Volunteer Teacher Xiaoying Wang

Volunteer Teacher Xiaoying Wang

Ms. Xiaoying Wang joined the staff of the Confucius Institute at MDC in the spring of 2015 as an instructor of Chinese Language and Culture. She received a B.A. in Economics from Nanjing University of Finance and Economics and an M.A. in Chinese Language Teaching from Jiangsu Normal University in China. Born and raised in China’s Inner Mongolian region, she has special interest and experience in teaching Mandarin Chinese as a second language. In addition, she is talented with Tai Chi, Gourd Flute instrument and traditional art of Chinese paper-cutting. Prior to her current appointment at MDC, she received professional training from the Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban) in Beijing and became a Hanban-certified Chinese instructor. She currently teaches Mandarin Chinese at MDC North Campus and assists with CI administrative work on Wolfson Campus.

E-mail: xwang@mdc.edu

Volunteer Teacher Xiaoying Wang

Volunteer Teacher Yaqing Yu

Ms. Yaqing Yu joined the staff of the Confucius Institute as an instructor of Chinese Language and Culture in January, 2015. She received her BA and MA in TCSL (Teaching Chinese as a Second Language) from Jiangsu Normal University, and was a Hanban-certified Chinese language teacher. She has had four years of experience in teaching Chinese as a second language. She was a teacher in Xuzhou Universal IELTS English School and a translator in Xuzhou Friendship Foreign Service Corporation. A member of the Talent Pool of International Institute of Jiangsu Normal University and of Xuzhou Artist Association, Ms. Yu is talented with various Chinese Art forms, such as Taiji, paper-cutting and Chinese painting. She has won the “Award of Excellence” at Jiangsu Normal University’s Calligraphy and Painting Competition. Ms. Yu enjoys sharing various Chinese culture and art in her teaching. She currently teaches Chinese language at MDC Wolfson Campus.

E-mail: yyu@mdc.edu

Prof. Han Li

Prof. Han Li
Emeritus Professor of Chinese Language & Culture

Han Li is is a Professor of Chinese language and Culture at Miami Dade College’s Confucius Institute and a lecturer of English at Jiangsu Normal University. He joined the staff of the Institute in 2012 and is currently completing a two–year teaching assignment at the Miami Dade College. He holds an M.A. in English Language and Literature from Jiangsu Normal University and a B.A. in English Education, also from the same institution. Prior to accepting his current position at the Institute, Prof Li taught a large number of English and Chinese language courses at his alma mater–Jiangsu Normal University–to both Chinese and international students. He has published a number of articles in his field and his research work has been featured in the Chinese Culture Monthly, the Journal of Xuzhou University and China Book Press. Outside of teaching, Prof. Li is the coordinator of the Chinese Culture Club activities at MDC’s Wolfson Campus.

E-mail: hli1@mdc.edu
Office: 305–237–7870

Prof. Wensheng (Kevin) Yang

Prof. Wensheng (Kevin) Yang
Emeritus Professor of Chinese Language & Culture

Wensheng Yangis a Professor of Chinese Language and Culture at Miami Dade College’s Confucius Institute and a lecturer at Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications – College of Arts and Sciences. He holds an M.A. in Chinese Language and Literature from Southwest Normal University and his specialization is the teaching of Chinese as a Second Language. Over the years, he has taught a broad range of courses pertaining to Chinese language and culture. Some of these courses include business spoken Chinese, Chinese culture for travelers, advanced spoken Chinese and a wide array of courses in listening, reading comprehension and writing for non–Chinese speakers. Outside of teaching, Professor Yang is the coordinator of the Chinese Culture Club activities at MDC’s North Campus and draws from his expertise in Chinese ethnic songs, dances, tea-ceremonies and tai–chi to plan student activities therein. Prof. Yang will be completing his three year teaching assignment at Miami Dade College in the fall of 2013.

E-mail: wensheng.yang@mdc.edu
Office: 305–237–7874