Chang Zhang

Chang joined PPLI in early 2020 as Education Officer based in Dublin. He is currently working on the implementation of Mandarin Chinese in schools, road mapping initial and continuing education for Chinese teachers and working with other education officers to support teachers of new Leaving Certificate languages.

Chang is a registered post-primary English teacher in China. He came to Ireland in 2012, taught Chinese in schools and enterprises and worked in two Irish universities. He has an MA in TCSOL from Renmin University of China and a PhD in Applied Linguistics from Trinity College Dublin. Before joining PPLI, he was teaching language modules for the MPhil in Chinese Studies and supporting the blended learning of undergraduate language electives in Trinity College Dublin. His publication and interests are mainly in the field of psycholinguistics, iCALL, language teacher education, language policy and its impact on language teaching and learning.