- EdD, Curriculum and Instruction, Bob Jones University
- MEd, English, Bob Jones University
- MA, Applied Linguistics, Dalian Maritime University
- BA, English Education & Literature Education, Bohai University
Ying Leach is a Chinese native from Liaoning Province. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English Literature and Education from Baohai University and an M.A. in Applied Linguistics at Dalian Maritime University in China. She came to the U.S. in 2001 and earned an M.A. in English Education from Bob Jones University in 2003. Currently she is teaching Chinese at BJU and working on her dissertation for a doctorate in Education Curriculum, with Applied Linguistics as her concentration. She holds a qualification certification of Mandarin Level A from China. Since 2001, as the first Chinese teacher at BJU, Ying has created a three-year Chinese program and curricula. Besides teaching, Ying has helped students prepare for an official Chinese proficiency exam and to apply for scholarships in China. Ying has actively prepared her University students to participate in the South Carolina Palmetto Chinese Star Contest held every year. In 2012, her student won the Palmetto Chinese Star.
Ying has been involved in many other teaching and translating activities, including translation editor for the magazine Textile World Asia for eight years; Chinese language instructor and intercultural trainer for Wetzel Services Inc., since 2010; conference translator for the World Fish Expo, and for the World Women Beach Volleyball Tournament in Dalian, China, 2000. She recently had an article published at Guizhou University entitled “Integrating Technology in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language.”
Ying’s other skills include competitive badminton and Chinese brush calligraphy. She is an active member of the Greenville Badminton Club. Having grown up in Northeastern (“Dongbei”) China with a father who was a super chef, Ying loves Dongbei cuisine, including making its world-famous dumplings.