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Ying Leach

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Division of World Languages and Cultures
College of Arts and Science



  • MA, Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language, Beijing Language and Culture University
  • 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




Dr. Ying Leach is an Associate Professor of Modern Languages and English Division at Bob Jones University. She is a Chinese native from Liaoning Province. She holds a bachelor's degree in English Literature and Education from Bohai University and an M.A. in Applied Linguistics from Dalian Maritime University in China. She earned an M.A. in English education and completed her doctorate in education from Bob Jones University. She taught English at Dalian Maritime University and was involved in many translating activities before she came to the USA.

She holds a qualification certification of Mandarin Level A from China. Since 2001, as the first Chinese teacher at BJU, she has created a three-year Chinese program and curricula. Besides teaching, she continues to be involved in many other teaching and translating activities including the national StarTalk Chinese camp, translation editing for the magazine Textile World Asia, and conducting Chinese language and intercultural training for Wetzel Services Inc.

She is passionate about her students’ learning. As a Christian educator who was saved in China via English teachers from America, she desires to help students master the Chinese language as a heart language in order to share the Gospel. She has developed teaching methods to engage her students with authentic materials, practical conversations, cultural discussion, involvement in the Chinese community, and all from a biblical perspective.

Her 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, she loves Dongbei cuisine, including making its world-famous dumplings. Dr. Leach has three children.