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Minrong Zhang, Professional Development Assistant

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Minrong joined CISS as a Professional Development Assistant in August 2021. She is a GTCS fully qualified Mandarin teacher who is ardent about developing the talents and potential of young people. 

Following graduation in Macau University of Science and Technology with a BA(Hons) in Foreign Language Studies (Major: English; Minor: International Tourism Management; Second Language: Portuguese), Minrong worked as a Chinese Exchange Teacher at CISS from 2017 to 2019. It was her first full time teaching job and it cemented her desire to pursue a career in teaching. She successfully gained a PGDE qualification from the University of Strathclyde and was one of the 2019/2020 Saltire scholars. 

Prior to rejoining CISS, Minrong was an NQT at Robert Gordon’s College, where she acquired a real range of valuable practical teaching experience, including nursery, BGE and senior phase pupils with both on and off site teaching. 

As a teacher of youngsters, Minrong recognises that her role is not only to teach the subjects but also to enhance cultural understanding, allowing young people to be “all they can be”. 

Her current remit includes teaching a variety of face to face and online Mandarin classes to learners across Scotland, developing suitable teaching materials and supporting the team with professional learning activities.

Minrong is excited to be part of the SCILT/CISS team again and she is enthusiastic about working with colleagues to ensure a high quality of teaching and learning for Scottish young people in a nurturing and inclusive environment.


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