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Dr Yan Wen-Thornton

Lecturer (E&S)


01392 725759

  • Profile

 Having been educated and lived in both China and the UK, Dr Yan has an extensive knowledge and understanding of the culture and history in both the East and the West.

She joined University of Exeter in 2009 and she has been involved in teaching, examination and marking for  Chinese modules at different levels including Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced. She has also been involved in designing and teaching new modules in Business Chinese, which have been positively received by students.

Furthermore, Dr Yan has been regularly involved in delivering preparatory intensive courses in Chinese culture and Chinese language for students who take summer courses in China and also TESOL programmes.

  • Qualifications:

MA in International Business studies (Middlesex University)

PhD in  Management & Entrepreneurship  (The University of Exeter)

  • Current roles: 

Lecturer ( Education and Scholarship )

 Co-ordinator for Asian languages

  • Office hours:  

  Term 1     2.00-3.00 pm Mondays

                  2.00-3.00 pm Tuesdays

  Term 2     

  • External examiner roles:

York St John University

Keele University

Oxford Brookes University





Research interests

Coming soon...





Modules taught