Fan Ying is an associate professor in the Department of International Chinese, Southwest Jiaotong University. She got her bachelor's degree in Chinese language and literature at the Sichuan Normal University in 1985 and her master's degree in linguistics at the East China Normal University in 1999. She has been a teacher of Chinese for speakers of other languages since 2003. The main courses she teaches are: Intensive Chinese Reading (at all levels), Extensive Chinese Reading (at all levels), Spoken Chinese (at all levels), Chinese Writing (intermediate and advanced levels). She also has a lot of experience in tutoring HSK (level 3-5). She was sent by the Ministry of Education to Chulalongkorn University, Thailand, in 2008 to teach Chinese courses for undergraduate and graduate students and returned to SWJTU in 2010. Her academic interests are mainly in Chinese pragmatics, acquisition of Chinese syntax by second language learners and teaching Chinese as a foreign language. She has published 10 academic articles and co-authored three Chinese textbooks. Her teaching credentials include the Qualification Certificate of Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language (Advanced), Mandarin Certificate I (Second-level) and College English Test Band-6 Certificate.