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Dr Theresa Munford

Teacher Ambassador

Theresa is Head of Chinese at St Gregory’s, a mixed comprehensive in Bath. Some of her students have set up a “Reading China” bookclub on Chinese fiction and two Y10 students, Chris and Jennie, have kindly contributed a special video discussion for us. Prior to teaching in schools, Theresa worked and studied in Asia for many years: she has taught Mandarin across the age ranges, and has mentored and trained teachers at Primary and Secondary level. A regular speaker at conferences for teachers of Chinese, Theresa has helped develop resources and has been involved in the steady growth of Chinese as a school curriculum subject over the last decade. She believes strongly that Mandarin Chinese is an accessible language; that the spoken language can be taught efficiently and effectively; and that technology has enabled non-native speakers to attain levels of literacy in Chinese that in the past would have required many years of study.