Yu-chiao obtained her first degree in English & Education from Kaoshiung Normal University, Taiwan. She was an English Teacher and Head of English and then the vice principal at a secondary school in Taipei. Yu-chiao was also a member of the panel defining the Taiwanese National English Curriculum and the Vice Co-ordinator of The Research & Development Group of Taipei City Education Bureau.
She obtained a PGCE in teaching Mandarin as a Second/Foreign language from the National Taiwan University. After coming to the UK, she began to teach Mandarin to learners of different levels, both children and adults.
She received an MA in English in Education and an MRes in Education and Professional Studies from Kings College, University of London. She obtained her PhD in Education at Goldsmiths, University of London where she held an ORS Award. This study was entitled ‘Schools at Home: Parental Support for Learning Mandarin as a Second or Foreign Language.’
Yu-chiao's research interests include bilingualism and biculturalism, multilingualism and multiculturalism, creativity and e-learning in language teaching. She contributes to MA and CPD work in these areas at Goldsmiths.
Chung, Y-C. (2008) Curtis and Fishing Games in Briitain, in E. Gregory (2008) Learning to Read in a New Language: Making Sense of Words and Worlds. London: SAGE.
Anderson, J. and Chung, Y-C. (2010) Community languages, the arts and transformative pedagogy In Race Equality Teaching, 28 (3): 16-20.
Anderson, J. and Chung, Y-C. (2011) Finding a voice: arts based creativity in the community languages classroom. International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 14:5, 551-569.
Anderson, J. and Chung, Y-C. (2012) Community languages, the arts and transformative pedagogy: developing active citizenship for the 21st century. Citizenship Teaching and Learning , 7(3): 259-271