Online Talk: Finding work in the UK - my personal story
|13 May 2021
|18:00 - 19:00
|What is it:
|School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
|Who is it for:
|Alumni, Current University students, General public
Many international students come to study in the UK with the aim to gain some work experience upon graduation. With the Graduate route becoming effective on 1 July, international students can work or look for work after their studies for a maximum of 2 years. In order to help students finding the right path for them, we are pleased to welcome successful Mandarin teacher and entrepreneur Miss Jessica Zhang to talk about her personal journey of finding a job in the UK. She will describe her experience as a foreign language teacher in a UK school at the beginning of her career and what you can do to prepare yourself for that type of working environment. So, if you are looking for information about finding employment in the UK, then Jessica’s know-how in writing a good CV and gaining valuable work experience as a non-native is not to be missed.
About the speaker:
Jessica Zhang is a professional Mandarin teacher and a passionate linguist who has been teaching, tutoring and mentoring for the last 11 years in the UK, France, Hungary and Switzerland. As one of the first fully qualified Chinese teachers in Northern England, Jessica has featured on BBC’s The One Show, and been quoted in the Manchester Evening News, Nouvelles d’Europe and People’s Daily Overseas. Jessica’s experience ranges from teaching in British curriculum schools, IB schools, colleges and universities. She has also taught public Chinese Language Plus lessons at the London World Language Show where she represented Hanban UK in 2011 and 2015. Driven by her determination to make Mandarin a universal language, Jessica brought together a small team of qualified Chinese language tutors in 2018 to form her own Chinese language studio in London, which is based on her philosophy that everyone can learn Chinese to a fluent level.
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