Ms. Tong ZHOU



It has always been my ambition and interest to teach Chinese and commit myself to the promotion of Chinese culture. I have been teaching students from different backgrounds, including local students, mainland students, international students, university staff and embassy and consulate officials in Hong Kong.

My teaching philosophy can be summarized as follows:

  • People say, “Give a man fish, and you feed him for a day; show him how to catch fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.” The ultimate goal of learning is the acquisition of the ability to make appropriate choices in the learning process, and to be productive and competent lifelong learners.
  • Albert Einstein once said, “Interest is the best teacher.” Interest can give students motivation and help them maximize their potentials, which will bring them lifelong benefits.
  • Teaching and learning are mutually beneficial. To improve the effectiveness of teaching and learning, both teachers and students should communicate and interact with each other. It is of utmost importance to identify and understand students’ needs, abilities and interests to tailor make each lesson for them.

Professional Interests

Chinese Language Materials Writing

Curriculum and Syllabus Development

Curriculum Evaluation

Course Design


2010 Working Paper - Peer Reviewed

The Design of an Online Exercise 'My Chinese Corner' for Teaching Chinese as Second Language. Digitized Teaching of Chinese as a Foreign Language.

ZHOU, Tong

Tsinghua University Press-(Paper presented at the 7th International Conference on New Technologies in Teaching and Learning Chinese.)