Head of Mandarin Chinese

Qingwei Li

After completing her Master’s degree in Linguistics at Southwest Jiaotong University in China, Qingwei worked on the EU–China Natural Forest Management Project on the Tibetan Plateau and the Consulate General of France in Sichuan.

After moving to the UK, Qingwei gained her QTS in 2012 with CILT, the National Centre for Languages, where she later became a board member. She established the UK’s first Chinese immersion programme in a school in Hampshire where pupils study a third of their curriculum in Chinese. Qingwei joined Marlborough as Head of Chinese in 2015.

Outside the classroom, she is a tutor at Morris, Head of Aerobics and has a leadership role in Outreach. She has a particular interest in promoting the mental health of young people, which inspired her to pursue an MSc in Psychology and Neuroscience of Mental Health at King’s College London.