Cui Song, Lecturer


Mr. Cui Song received his bachelor's degree in English from the Department of Foreign Languages in Beijing Normal University in 1987. He stayed at the university after graduation and became a teacher there. From 1993 to 1996, he was on the editorial board of the journal Foreign Language Teaching in Schools. In 1994, he became a lecturer. From April 2000 to November 2003, he hosted the English language teaching programme Outlook, which was broadcasted on China Central Television. He translated some 70 film scripts, many of which won the "Huabiao Film Award", one of China's premier film awards, and the "Best Dubbed Film of the Spring Swallow Award", and co-translated such books as Selected World Sci-fi Novels, Airborne Electronic Warfare, and Modern Stealth Aircraft. He served as a judge for the National English Talent Competition—"Star of Outlook" three times.

He joined the Department of Foreign Languages, OUC, in July 2000. Since then, he has taught such courses as Cross-Cultural Communication, English in a Changing World, A Guide to Success, Business English (I), Business English (II-1), Business English (II-2), and Practice Project for English Majors. His responsibilities include the routine administration of these courses, making video programmes for Live Classroom broadcasted on China Education TV as well as organising and devising test papers. He is a course presenter for a range of OUC courses such as English 5, English 6, English in a Changing World, This is English 1, This Is English 2, and This Is English 3. In addition, he has hosted many TV English teaching programmes for the general public as well as Chinese language teaching programmes for non-natives produced and published by the OUC Multimedia Press. Such programmes include Fun of English, Chinese Phonetic Instruction, Intermediate Chinese, and Easy Chinese. He also hosted Gateway to English, which was published by the Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press and broadcasted on Beijing Television, as well as Goal, an English language teaching programme filmed by and broadcasted on China Central Television. He took part in the design of such textbooks as Business Communication and World Class English for Business. He co-authored such textbooks as English and Communication for Colleges and This is English. He was the key coordinator and contributor of English for Service Industries (compiled for service industry workers in Beijing).

He lead the Bath Team for the Teacher Training Programme held in Britain in the summer of 2001, and provided interpreting service for the Training Workshop for Open Universities Administrators held in Britain in the summer of 2002. In June 2004, at the invitation of Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, he delivered a keynote speech entitled "English Learning and Communication Skills" (GUFS Lecture Series No. 79). From January to August 2005, he was a visiting scholar at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television in the United States. In July 2005, he won the first gold medal in "ODE Outstanding Presenter Award" by the Open University of China.

Courses Taught:

A Guide to Success (3) (Professionalism in Business), Business English (I), Business English (II) (1) (2), Pre-graduation Practice Project (Business English), English for International Trade