Cheng Fang graduated from Beijing Normal University with a Bachelor of Arts in Chinese Language and Literature. Thereafter, she received a Research Scholarship from Nanyang Technological University, where she obtained her Master’s Degree in Chinese Linguistics.
Cheng Fang started her teaching career at Raffles Institution since 2001. She taught Higher Chinese Language and Chinese Literature at the school. She was also the teacher-in-charge of Chinese club, organizing Chinese writing competitions, Chinese cultural camps and Visiting Writer projects, as well as coordinated editing and publication of students’ works collection “The sky of eagles”.
Subsequently, Cheng Fang joined ISS International School, where she has taught and developed diverse IB Chinese curriculums in High School, including DP Chinese A Literature, DP Chinese B, DP Chinese Ab initio, MYP Mandarin Acquisition and MYP Chinese Language and Literature, and supervised Extended Essays. She was promoted to be the Head of Language and Literature department (G6-G12) and successfully led curriculum review in the department. She organized several Chinese cultural and co-curricular activities such as UN performances, Chinese calligraphy club, Martial Arts club, Chinese dance club, and Week Without Wall trip to Beijing.
Beyond teaching, Cheng Fang serves as an IBDP examiner of Chinese A Literature HL since 2009, and was a MYP Mandarin B moderator 2010-2012. She has undergone International Baccalaureate’s specialised training in teaching Chinese A, Chinese B, Chinese Ab initio and MYP Mandarin. She has been the teacher mentor of a PGCE trainee. Furthermore, she participated actively in workshops and conferences and has been a presenter in several of them.
As an enthusiastic educator, Cheng Fang believes that language is a tool of thinking and she likes to use strategies to promote critical thinking in classroom, broaden and deepen students’ understanding towards world and life, and provide support for their lifelong learning.