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AN Mengmeng

Head Chinese Instructor
22 Clarendon Place

Chinese woman standing outside the Business Confucius Institute office

Hometown in China

Shandong Province

Favourite Food

All Chinese Food



Favourite thing about teaching Chinese

Build up colourful world that cherishes harmony in differences, where every country appreciates other forms of beauty with openness.

Top tip for beginner learners of Chinese

Curiosity is the best teacher.

Top tip for more advanced learners of Chinese

Where there is a will, there is a way.

Adopt effective methods for Chinese tones and learn more about Chinese culture.

Favourite Chinese saying or chengyu and why


We widen our views one thousand mile by ascending another floor;

If you'll enjoy a grander sight,You'd climb up to a greater height.

A Chinese TV show I recommend to students

Journey to the West 《西游记》

It is one of the Four Great Classical Novels in China, which published during the Ming Dynasty.

The novel is about the legends of the Buddhist monk Xuanzang's pilgrimage to India during the Tang dynasty in order to obtain Buddhist scriptures.

His three protectors in the form of disciples, namely Sunwukong, Zhubajie, Shawujing, together with a dragon prince who acts as Xuanzang's horse. These four characters have agreed to help Xuanzang go to the West as confession for their past sins.

Teaching background and Experience

  • Coordinator for international students 2016-2021

University of International Business and Economics(Beijing-China) ( a university has accepted international students from at round 160 countries globally)

Job descriptions: Including the administration of study and routine affairs for international students( including undergraduates, postgraduates and doctoral students.); organisation of Chinese culture activities etc.

  • Mandarin Teacher 2018-2019

Job descriptions: teaching Chinese course for Beginners