Yi Sun

While finishing her doctorate Yi Sun worked as an English instructor with Workplace Partnerships at UMass Amherst. Her class content is based on employees' needs at work and at home with the goal of improving their communication skills and enhancing the cultural competence of the workplace.


Before starting my degree at CIE, in 2009 I was a program editor with the Zhejiang TV International Channel in China, where I helped build economic and cultural ties between US, China and France. In the same year, I also worked as an intern at Zhejiang City Express, where I started to publish newsletters. In summer 2010, as a student teacher at the “Startalk” Chinese program and an ESL teaching assistant of DSP program at UMass Boston, I explored bringing art into language teaching.  


In 2012, I received my Masters’ degree in Applied Linguistics then started to work as an editor-in-chief for a Chinese language learning journal and as a program assistant in the Confucius Institute at UMass Boston, a nonprofit organization devoted to improving understandings between US and China.  The institute designed a Chinese speech contest for New England university students, offered a leadership training program for US-China university high-level administrators, and collaborated with the Chinese government to provide opportunities for American students to travel to China.[4-20]


Email: syaimelavie@aol.com


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