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Hong (Sally) Song


PhD student, Graduate Teaching Assistant

Sally Song is a PGR student in Education Studies at the University of Warwick. Her research explores Chinese English language teachers’ perceptions and practices of using picture books to teach English to Chinese primary school learners. She is a GTA and is involved in a British Council-funded project English as a School Subject in Basic Education: Influencing Future Policy Directions, which is led by Professor Fiona Copland.

She taught English to Chinese young learners aged 3 to 12 in Beijing before pursuing her higher education in the UK. She began teaching English in language institutions in 2006. She took a new career path by joining an online education company in 2016. In this role, she recruited native English-speaking teachers, provided teacher training, and designed tailored English language materials for different projects.

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MSc in TESOL - University of Stirling

CELTA (pass B) – International House (Bangkok)

International Tourism – Xi’an FanYi University


Mandarin and English

Research Areas

Early education, picture books, young learners, children's literacy

Conference Presentations

June 2023: Present on the topic of Investigating Teachers’ Perceptions and Practices of Using Picture Books to Teach English to Chinese Primary School Learners at FoSS Stirling Doctorate Conference 2023