Chia Suan Chong
You might have seen her at recent IATEFL conferences, or perhaps at a chic café in Covent Garden, with her sociolinguistical cap on, eavesdropping on conversations of unsuspecting tourists and locals alike…
but what do you really know about the effervescent Chia Suan?
Watch on and find out!
Chia Suan Chong is a graduate in Communication Studies and a teacher and teacher trainer at International House London. She has spoken at several conferences about Dogme and coursebook-less classrooms, English as a Lingua Franca, and Systemic Functional Grammar, and has an MA in Applied Linguistics. She is interested in teaching approaches and methodologies, especially in Sociolinguistics, and is fascinated with the interplay between culture, communication, language and thought. She speaks English and Mandarin as her first language, and Japanese, Italian and Spanish as her second, and loves a good debate over a pint at the pub. Chia is also an active Twitter user under the username ‘chiasuan’ and blogs regularly at http://chiasuanchong.wordpress.com/.
Recordings were made with a CANON SLR and Acer Crystal Eye webcam + cheapo Roycan headset. Editing was done on Windows Live Movie Maker. Music: Excuse Me Mister (written by Ben Harper) performed by the late great John Martyn from his album, The Church With One Bell.