Lin Yue(林跃) joined the Confucius Institute at the College of William & Mary as a volunteer Chinese teacher in 2013. He is currently serving as the Chinese House Tutor in the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures. He is a graduate student from Beijing Normal University, the Chinese university partnered with William & Mary’s Confucius Institute, with a concentration in Applied Linguistics (English Education). Lin received his B.A. from South China Normal University, and his High School English Teaching Certificate in 2012. He also studied at the Hong Kong Institute of Education as an exchange student during 2010. Along with his academic interest in second language acquisition and teaching methodology, Lin gained hands-on teaching experience by working as an English Teacher at summer camps at Guangzhou New Oriental School, and as a volunteer teacher in the countryside for half a year. He is interested in debate, public speaking, and multimedia presentation. In 2012, he won 3rd Place in the National English Public Speaking Contest, as well as 3rd Place in the 16th National English Debating Competition.
Dedicated to promoting Chinese language and culture, Lin has been trained extensively on teaching Chinese language and traditional culture by China Hanban, in conjunction with Confucius Institute Headquarters. Additionally, Lin has been trained in Chinese ink and wash painting, Chinese calligraphy, Tai Chi, and Peking Opera. Born in a city with a well-established tea culture – Chaozhou, he is also skilled at Chinese tea ceremony.