Duo Luan (FHEA)

Senior Teaching Fellow, Chinese Language Programme Director

  • Asian Studies
  • School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures

Contact details

Address

Street

Room 4.27C
50 George Square

City
Edinburgh
Post code
EH8 9JU

Background

Dr Duo Luan is a senior teaching fellow and Chinese language programme director in Asian Studies. She has taught Chinese language in UK HE for more than 14 years and has strong sector recognition for her innovative approach to Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language (TCFL) pedagogy. Dr Luan has presented papers on TCFL pedagogy at conferences across the UK/Europe.  

Responsibilities & affiliations

Responsibility for all modern Chinese language modules at the undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Undergraduate teaching

Currently teaching courses on,

  • Chinese 2A
  • Chinese 2C
  • Chinese 4A

Postgraduate teaching

Currently teaching courses on,

  • Chinese 1A
  • Chinese 1B
  • Chinese Intermediate 1A
  • Chinese Intermediate 1B
  • Chinese Advanced 1
  • Chinese Advanced 2

Past project grants

Project leader for successful Hanban grant application by UWTSD Confucius Institute for Chinese Visual Learning (CVL): a Leading-edge methodology for Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language (TCFL), 2015-17.

Invited speaker

  • Invited Speaker ‘Visual Coding in the Teaching of Chinese Grammar’ at European Chinese Language Teaching Conference, 1-2 July 2016, Nottingham University, MacMillan Education and AULC
  • Member of the interview panel, Masterclass in Film-making with Lu Chuan, October 2009, University of Wales, Lampeter (Confucius Institute)

Organiser

  • Chair of the section Assessment, Evaluation and Standards at the 14th BCLTS International Conference on Teaching and Learning Chinese in Higher Education, 13-15 July 2016, Newcastle University
  • Chair of the section 色彩编码在初级汉语语法教学中的使用(Colour-Coding in Teaching Basic Chinese Grammar) at the BCLTS Seminar, 16-17 April 2016, Nottingham University
  • Chair of the section Material Development II at the 13th BCLTS International Conference on Teaching and Learning Chinese in Higher Education, 8-10 July 2015, Oxford University
  • British Organiser of the International Symposium on Education and Ethics in Chinese and British Primary and Secondary Schools, September 2007, University of Wales, Lampeter

Papers delivered

  • Paper ‘Chinese Visual Learning – a Pilot Project for a New Chinese Teaching Methodology’ at Wales China Schools Forum, 17 October 2017, Cardiff University Confucius Institute
  • Paper ‘The Nexus of Research-led Developing Local CFL Teaching Materials: a case study of Chinese Visual Learning (CVL) project’ at Teaching and Learning Chinese in Global Contexts: from Language Policy to Classroom Practice, the 15th BCLTS International Conference Teaching and Learning Chinese in Higher Education, 28-30 June 2017, University of Southampton
  • Co-presented Paper with Simon Horrocks ‘WeLearn: the application of WeChat to empower social learning during a year abroad’ at the Social Media for Learning in Higher Education Conference, 16 December 2016, Sheffield Hallam University
  • Paper  ‘The Integration of CEFR in Designing Chinese Teaching Materials for Local Resources’ at Conference on Continuing Professional Development for Chinese Teachers, 16-18 September 2016, Basel, Switzerland
  • MacMillan Education, Discover China,  CLTalk Teachers in Spotlight: Duo Luan, <http://www.mydiscoverchina.com/cltalk-issue-13/> (July 2016)
  • Paper ‘Fit for Purpose: A Three-first Method in Designing Assessment for Chinese Language Course’ at Inheritance and Innovation: the 14th BCLTS International Conference on Teaching and Learning Chinese in Higher Education, 13-15 July 2016, Newcastle University
  • Paper ‘The Application of Colour-coding in Teaching Chinese Syntax’ at Standard and Variation in Second Language Education: a Cross-linguistic Perspective, 12-13 November 2015, Roma Tre University, Italy
  • Paper ‘Classroom Application of VSA and its Differential Achievements in Reading and Writing Chinese’ at the 13th BCLTS International Conference on Teaching and Learning Chinese in Higher Education, 8-10 July 2015, Oxford University
  • Paper ‘A Visual Approach and Semantic Activation in Learning to Read Chinese’ at the 12th BCLTS International Conference Learning Chinese as a Foreign Language in Higher Education, July 2014, Regent’s University, London