April Zhang is the founder of MSL Master and the author of two series of Chinese textbooks, Mandarin Express series and Chinese Reading and Writing series, which are highly relevant and very effective for non-Chinese speakers to learn Mandarin Chinese.
She is specialised in teaching and learning Mandarin as a second language, and has helped many students to achieve substantial success in learning Chinese. Besides teaching, April has spent most of her time in writing articles related to Chinese teaching and learning, and has presented her papers in many language teaching and learning conferences. Moreover, she has established an online resource centre to share knowledge and research findings with fellow Chinese teachers and students worldwide.
She has studied and benefited from two academic fields, science and arts. Her Bachelor's degree was in Mechanical Engineering, and her Master's degree in Cultural and Literary Studies.
During her early career, she taught English to Chinese speakers, and later turned her focus to teaching Mandarin to non-Chinese speakers. Her experience as a bilingual teacher has given her insight on the process of learning and how cultural differences affect learning outcomes. Mandarin Express series and Chinese Reading and Writing series are the outcomes of over a decade development, which fully integrate targeted exercises with functionality, structures, and cultural interests.