Hongyun Sun is a Lecturer in Chinese at Boston University and served as Head of the Chinese program at BU from 2016 to 2019. She received BA in Chinese Language and Literature Education from Shenyang Normal University and a MA in Cultural Anthropology from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. Her research interests include Chinese pedagogy, foreign language literacy development, and teachers’ training. As an enthusiastic life member of NECLTA, a special interest of Ms. Sun is the integration of secondary and university instruction to create a more cohesive experience for Chinese language learners.
Ren Li is a Chinese teacher at Brockton High School. She has taught all levels Chinese in her school. And currently she teaches Chinese III, IV, V, IB year 1 and IB year II classes. Ren Li holds her MAT degree from Tufts University Education Department. She is a former Chinese drill class instructor at Tufts University Olin Center. She has six years of teaching experience of startalk summer program in MA and RI. Her passion on calligraphy naturally leads her to bring calligraphy knowledge, stories and even hands-on practice in her own classroom and startalk programs. As a life-long calligraphy learner, Ren Li would like to pass on the art to more learners. She has taught beginner Calligraphy lesson at Sharon Chinese School for two years.
Kang Zhou is a Chinese language lecturer in Global Languages at MIT. Before joining MIT in 2015, he taught Chinese at Brown University, Williams College and Harvard University. He also has extensive teaching experiences in intensive summer programs at Harvard Beijing Academy and Middlebury Chinese Language School. In 2018, he designed and taught the first Chinese calligraphy course at MIT, aiming at increasing students' understanding of Chinese culture and history through hands-on and in depth study. He also encourages students to inquire the profound philosophies behind calligraphy.