Mr Ling Jian, Head, Chinese Language Learning
Mr. Ling Jian holds a Master of Education Administration degree from National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He is currently studying for a PhD in Special Needs Education at National University of Tainan, Taiwan.
He is a senior curriculum developer, training instructor and assessor for the WSQ Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment, certified by then Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA), now known as Skillsfuture Singapore (SSG).
He also lectures for the Specialist Diploma in Chinese Language Teaching (Mandarin) and the Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK) examination preparation course. He is also an examiner for the Putonghua (PSC) certification programme.
Mr Ling has more than three years of experience working with kindergartens in the Special Needs area. He is engaged in doing research on emotional and behavioral disorders, autism, learning disabilities in children. and has contributed academic papers on education psychology and Special Needs. Working together with Special Needs experts from Taiwan and the United States, he is also actively exploring inclusive theory and practice of education.
Prior to his career in Singapore, Mr. Ling had spent more than 10 years in teaching and in education administration management at various China universities. He was also involved in developing course curriculum and teaching materials During his tenure, he headed several departments such as Psychology & Counselling, Career Guidance and Teaching & Research.