Zhang Jing has a B.A. and M.A. in Linguistics from Beijing Language and Culture University and earned her qualification certificate for Teacher of Chinese as a Second Language (Advanced lLevel) and the certificate of standard Chinese Mandarin (top level). She has thoroughly enjoyed teaching Chinese since 2005. Ms. Zhang loves working with students, seeing their understanding grow, and providing activities to bring Chinese skills into use. She hopes to inspire her students to have fun with Chinese and train them to feel more confident in situations that require Chinese skills. She is delighted to join the Confucius institute USM as a Chinese teacher this fall. When not working, she delights in spending time with family and friends, and also enjoys traveling.