Xian, originally from Fujian Province in China, has lived in Ireland for 18 years
Like Andy Shan, he was heavily involved in setting up the Cork Chinese School
He has various businesses in Cork but like Andy and Neil, he has a passion for education and strengthening ties between Cork and China.
He is the Executive President of the Irish Cork Chinese Business Association
PHD, Chinese Studies Department, University College Cork, Ireland.
Ex-Executive Principal of Cork Chinese School
Secretary-General of Cork Chinese Business Association
Neil Clarke is the Director of Education, CEInnoculture. Neil has been working as an Educator for 30 years.
He has experience of working in international schools in Poland and Indonesia.
Neil worked on the the Hong Kong Education Department NET Scheme for many years and as a teacher trainer at the Hong Kong Teacher's Centre. He has almost 20 years of experience of working in the Hong Kong education system.
During his time in Hong Kong, he wrote the best-selling phonics series, Sounds Good English Book 1 & 2, that sold 100,000 copies in Hong Kong.
Connecting Asia and Ireland through Education.
B.A. English and Philosophy;
Certificate in English Language Teaching.
10 Years English language teaching experience in Korea, Vietnam and Spain. Publications: Bored Games and A guide to writing for Advanced C1 English. Ciara has a special interest in teaching Cambridge English examinations.
B.A. in English, Media and Communication Studies;
Post Graduate in Education;
Professional Certificate in Special and Inclusive Education;
Certificate in Teaching English as an Additional Language.
Rebecca has 15 years experience in teaching English She is a very experienced teacher who has worked with gifted and talented students as well as students who need additional help. She has a special interest in working with these students.