Professor and Doctoral Supervisor of Beijing Language and Culture University, Vice President of the Institute of Chinese Language International Education. Jiang's main research interests are Chinese teaching theory, pedagogy, teaching materials and teacher development research. Published more than 10 monographs and co-authored books, including Teaching Chinese in the Classroom (2nd edition), Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language, and Teaching Chinese Internationally: Teaching Methods and Techniques for Integrated Classes; edited 7 sets of teaching materials, including HSK Standard Course series and Experience Chinese Course series, more than 90 books; led the development of "Chinese Phonetic Point Query System" and "Chinese Textbook Grammar Point Query System".
"In addition, she has published more than 30 papers in "World Chinese Teaching", "Language Teaching and Research", etc. She has hosted more than 10 National Social Science Foundation projects and major projects of key bases of the Ministry of Education. Has been invited to the United States, Japan, the Netherlands, Hungary, Italy, Mexico, Cuba, France and other countries for lectures, training and academic exchanges.
Professor of Beijing Language and Culture University (BLCU), Chief Editor of Chinese Language Teaching Materials of BLCU Press. His main books include " Preliminary Study on: The Discipline of Chinese Language Education for Foreigners", "Introduction to Chinese Language Pedagogy for Foreigners", "Introduction to Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language", etc.
The main editor of "New Practical Chinese Textbook", "Practical Chinese Textbook", " Children's Chinese" and other widely used Chinese teaching materials for foreigners at home and abroad. He was awarded the special government allowance by the State Council.
Prof. Li Ai, graduated from Beijing Institute of Foreign Studies (nowBeijing Foreign Studies University) in 1968 and has been teaching Chinese toforeigners at Beijing Language and Culture University since 1975. During this period, she has taught Chinese as a foreign language at Beijing University, Tsinghua University and Beijing Foreign Studies University, with extensive experience studying, visiting, teaching, lecturing, and editing in Uruguay, Spain, Cuba, Chile, Argentina, and Mexico.
From 2002 to 2005, she was sent by the Ministry ofEducation of China to teach at the first Chinese Studies Center of theUniversity of Havana. From 2009 to 2011, she participated in the founding ofthe Confucius Institute of the University of Havana and was appointed as thefirst Chinese director there. Prof. Li Ai was awarded the medal on the occasion of the 270th anniversary of the founding of the University of Havana by a specialdecree of the rector recognizing her "outstanding work and pioneeringcontribution to the study of Sinology”. She has worked as the specialcorrespondent for The Globe and World Woman magazines.
Graduated from Shanghai Normal University with a degree in English Language and Literature, and obtained a Master of Education from Queen's University, Canada, with a major in curriculum design and teaching. For over 30 years, she has taught English at secondary and university levels in China and Canada, and Chinese at international schools (primary and secondary) in Hong Kong, China.
She has also been the Head of Chinese Department at Hong Kong Island High School for over 20 years and has taught IGCSE, AS/A-Levels and IB Language B in the UK. The background of several generations of shoemaking within the company was the ground for a versatile collection of styles.