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


2022 Conference Paper / Presentation

Blended Learning Application for Chinese Courses for Non-Chinese Background Students at HKUST

Liang, Xin; Luo, Jing; Wong, Lok Yee Lorraine; Yuan, Su; Zhou, Tong

Location: Hong Kong

To cater to the varied learning backgrounds, needs and diverse proficiency levels of the non-Chinese background students at the HK University of Science, since June 2021 onwards, the Center for Language Education has been designing the new Chinese curriculum. The new curriculum offers three speaking and listening courses and two reading and writing courses based on the results of the needs analysis. In order to boost students’ spirit of inquiry and facilitate collaborative and self-directed learning, blended learning is adopted in the instructional design of the five new courses. This study will introduce the blended learning design of the five courses including the course design process, the models and technology used, and will explore the challenges that the course developers are meeting in the design process.

2012 Conference Paper / Presentation


Zhou, Tong

Location: 中国上海的华东师范大学