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Hongfen Zhou is the Team Leader for East Asian and South Asian languages at the Modern Language Centre, King’s College London. She has been teaching Mandarin in the Higher Education since 2007. Hongfen has a MA and a PhD in Education. Before joining King's in 2014, she taught Mandarin at the department of Chinese Studies at the University of Manchester. Her main research areas are intercultural communicative competence, online language teaching and learning, and acquisition of Chinese characters.

Research projects

  • 2018-2019, ‘Linking Chinese Community in London and Chinese language courses’ project funded by King’s College London Partnership Fund for Nanyang Technological University
  • 2017-2018, ‘Interculturality in Chinese Language Teaching’ project funded by King’s College London-University of Hong Kong Global Partnerships Fund
  • 2012-2013, ‘Crossing boundary: blogging during year abroad’ project funded by UCCL Fund, Universities' China Committee in London