Cathy Xu

Head Instructor, Co-Founder

Advanced Chinese Studies/Linguistics

B.A./B.Ed. (Secondary), University of New South Wales


Contact Cathy for any lesson and learning material related enquiries.

A bit about Cathy…

I believe that students need to be pushed in every single class they have with me. For most people, they can only manage to attend one Chinese lesson per week so in this one class I will make the class as intense and information-packed as possible to challenge my students. You are responsible for your own learning and progression so you will decide yourself how much time outside the class to spend on revising the content from that intense Chinese session. I am here to instruct, deliver, and inspire. Think of me as your personal trainer at the gym. After a training session, it is up to you to eat well and sleep well to maximise your gains. With that being said, I am very patient and determined that every single student will learn something new from my class every week.

Some cool things she’s done so far: (and still continues to do)

  • Collaborated with major Chinese sports corporations and major sports venues in Australia (Melbourne and Sydney) to provide consecutive interpreting services

  • Mandarin company lessons, Mandarin and Cantonese group lessons, Mandarin and Cantonese private lessons

  • Mandarin and Cantonese Children’s classes (group and one-on-one)

  • Taught Year 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 EAL/D at Rose Bay Secondary College

  • Taught Year 8 and 10 Beginners and Advanced Chinese at Kingsgrove North High School

  • Taught preschool and primary school children Beginner and Intermediate Mandarin at Ferncourt Public School

  • Coached the UNSW non-background Chinese debate team to compete against the ANU non-background debate team

  • Worked on the ACYA (Australia-China Youth Association) Education Subcommittee and organised a large number of educational events and workshops at UNSW


Connie Li

General Manager, Co-Founder

Advanced Chinese Studies/Linguistics

B.A./B.Ed. (Secondary), University of New South Wales


Contact Connie for any general business related enquiries.

Much ado about Connie…

Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences (1983) underpins my teaching and learning philosophy. I strongly believe that every individual is unique, and we all have our own talents. It is crucial that educators promote a safe and inclusive learning environment so that students can achieve their full potential and reach new heights.

Some cool things she’s done so far:

  • Lead Intensive English Reading sessions at Granville Boys High School to support students in developing their reading and comprehension skills.

  • Taught Year 11 and Year 12 English as a Second Language/Dialect (EAL/D) and Year 7, 8, 9 and 10 Beginners and Intermediate Chinese.

  • Trained SMBs and Enterprises on the use of Microsoft technology, such as Teams, OneNote, OneDrive, etc., at Microsoft Store, Pitt Street, Sydney.

  • Trained educators to become MIE (Microsoft Innovator Educator) Certified and equip them with skills and knowledge on how to create a more inclusive learning environment.

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Hannah Weng

Mandarin teacher, ESL teacher

Education/English Studies, Zhejiang University, China

About Hannah…

I am passionate about teaching. I love helping my students learn and improve. My teaching philosophy is that learning should be intense but interesting at the same time. I am here at CC Lingo to help more people learn about the Chinese language and culture. I am very patient so don’t be afraid to ask me any questions.

Some cool things she has done so far:

· Taught English in the MoYing summer camp in Shanghai

· Volunteered in the college of Teaching Chinese as a Second Language in ZJNU