Administrative Specialist, Xue Zhang (April Pogue)

Ms. Xue Zhang, (April Pogue) is the Administrative Specialist at Xavier University of Louisiana Confucius Institute. She received her B.A. in English at Shenyang University in 2013, and Minister’s Wife Certificate at Leavell College, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisiana. She won the Annual National Scholarship in China (2009-2010). She was awarded with Certificate of Excellence in Volunteer Student Teaching and Certificate of Excellence in Leadership in 2011.

In 2011, Ms. Zhang received the TEM4 (Test for English Majors Level 4) Written Test Certificate and TEM 4 Speaking Test Certificate. She held Certificate of Mandarin Chinese and Cambridge ESOL Level 2 Certificate in International Business English in 2012; she held TEM 8 Speaking and Interpretation Test Certificate.  She was awarded Excellent Thesis Award and TEM 8 Written Test Certificate in 2013. She got her International English Language Testing System Certificate in 2014.

Working as an English teacher, Ms. Zhang taught Conversional English, Business English, Tourism English and Demo classes in China. She maintained very good relationship with her students and had helped her students tremendously in improving their speaking English and independent ability to get around in a foreign country. She has been teaching IELTS Speaking for more than 4 years and her students had improved their scores by 2 points (the total score is 9 in IELTS exam).