Verbal Education China is located in Beijing,China,run by the National Oral English Teaching Research Bureau and is the Education Institution authorized by the Chinese education system to provide intern jobs working as a foreign English teacher in China. 

VEC is also cooperating with Beijing Normal University, working together to develop a speaking and listening language course for Chinese children,the only mission of VEC and Beijing Normal University is to advance the English communication skills of middle school students throughout China. 


More details about VEC

 Established in 2007, VEC has helped over 3000 foreign teachers find placements in schools throughout China, as well as developing and maintaining relationships with over 1000 schools. We have collaborated with Beijing Normal University, Shandong Heze University and Huangshan University to keep improving and empowering the next generation.VEC focus on the development of verbal communication - conversation, extending vocabulary and helping Chinese children to understand the words,phrases,sentences,articles,and Verbal English ! Also to help realize the students’ desire to learn to speak native English,feel the original western culture.” 







As well as being a wonderful, warm person, Prof. Yang Quingyun (Cathy Yang) has dedicated her life’s work to education and the teaching of English. We’re very proud of our partnership with Beijing Verbal Education China and their prestigious integration with Beijing Normal University.

About Beijing Normal University

Beijing Normal University is one of the oldest and most prestigious universities, with its roots in the capital, it has a reputation for equality and fairness. Forty per cent of its intake is from Western China (often referred to as the more rural and underdeveloped area of China). It is a well-known and well-thought of as one of the best teacher training universities and in fact, BNU takes the ‘Normal’ part of its name from its status as one of the original teacher-training institutions in the early twentieth century. All universities with their foundations in teacher development continue to take this official title despite diversifying to other subjects.

About Prof. Yang Qingyun (Cathy Yang), Director, Foreign Language Faculty, Beijing Normal University
Yang Qingyun (Cathy Yang) is a respected Professor at the Beijing Normal University Foreign Language Institute, a doctoral tutor and President of Verbal Education, China. Verbal Education started at the university to with the aim of developing speaking and listening skills. Prof. Yang is a highly respected and influential figure at Beijing Normal University, and the university itself is one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in China.

This is a direct script sent to us for our website to illustrate Cathy’s (as we know here) credibility and accolades:

“Yang Qingyun, female, DR, Professor of the Beijing Normal University Foreign Language Institute, doctoral tutor. Professor Yang was sent to University of California, San Diego branch campus, as senior visiting scholar in 2010.

Professor Yang was awarded the Teaching Award in 2002 at Beijing Normal University, and Beijing Teaching Achievement Education Award (5 group) in 2005.

Professor Yang’s Research areas include: Social Linguistics, functional linguistics, Second language teaching monographs. Professor has published: monographs, a dozen academic papers, 5 textbooks. She held over 4 provincial projects: 2015 national social science project “Irony research based on a corpus of English and Chinese”; 2012 annual Humanities and Social Sciences project “Social cognitive perspective of English verbal irony of interpersonal meaning” of the Ministry of education, 2004 annual University English teaching reform extended project “New mode — a new idea of inquiry of students’ listening autonomous learning mode “of the Ministry of Education, 2008 annual The Education Committee teaching reform project “the construction based on network of College English autonomous learning and meta cognition “of Beijing City,etc.

In recent years, the main research achievements are as follows:

Monograph: ((Social cognitive research on the interpersonal meaning of irony discourse))
Foreign language teaching and Research Press, December 2014.

 Major academic papers:

New method to improve the comprehensive ability of English chanting. Journal of Institute of foreign languages Shandong Normal University. 2006 (1).
Research on “Learning – Guide” writing teaching mode based on the network. Normal College English teaching and Research. 2008 (6).
The relationship between teachers and students while college English autonomous learning and cooperative learning. Reading and writing. 2008 (11).
The construction and the metacognitive ability of College English autonomous learning based on network. Journal of Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications. 2009 (3).
Social linguistic thought before Qin Dynasty. Journal of Northwest University For Nationalities (PHILOSOPHY AND SOCIAL SCIENCES EDITION), CSSCI (Extended(2010) (3).
Hezhuci poem four. Search (CSSCI source journals).2012 (8).
Xunzi’s thought of social linguistics.Zhongzhou Journal (CSSCI source journals).2012 (5).
Cognitive reference point and irony recognition. Foreign language and foreign language teaching (CSSCI source journal).2013 (1).
The construction of pragmatic presupposition and irony. Foreign language teaching (CSSCI source journal). 2013 (6).
Inquiry of College English writing mode based on the WRM2.0 online system “double main interaction”. College English teaching and Research 2013 (5).

Editor in chief (deputy editor) textbooks:

New Thinking in English comprehensive course of Higher Vocational and Technical College (first volumes). Beijing Institute of Technology Press. 2007.
New practical English comprehensive course (student’s book) (first volumes). Jilin University press. 2009.
Contemporary practical English comprehensive course (student book) (volume 1-4). Minzu University of China press. 2010.
Challenge English audition (second volumes).(Associate Editor) of Beijing Normal University publishing group. March 2014.
Comprehensive English – spoken English and Anglo cultures (“12th Five-Year” national planning textbook of Vocational Education). Education Science Press. July 2014.

Recognition of Verbal English Teaching by Chinese Government

The Chinese Government has been working hard to nurture social mobility and create the next economic hubs by empowering the wider Chinese population to connect with the outside world. Learning English has been key to this. The focus is now firmly on the Second and Third Tier Cities across China. It has long been known that Chinese people who are fluent English speakers are usually wealthier and have opportunities to travel abroad and have access to paid private tuition (which is also what most TEFL jobs are about). Social mobility is no longer simply reserved for the wealthy.
This has been achieved through Yang Qingyun textbook Let’s Talk, and through the partnering of Chinese and English speaking teachers who have used a hands-on approach to teaching English. What started as an experiment, grew into a drive to empower young Chinese from Second and Third Tier Cities. Let’s Talk was soon in more than 300 schools and the development of this first book began to formalise the project. Some ten years on, it still provides the structure for many native English speakers to teach Verbal English, whilst giving them the freedom to adjust their teaching methods and styles to fit local students’ needs.

Going a Little Deeper Into the Chinese Mindset

There is no question that there is a link between writing, speaking, reading and listening. It seems, however that without the speaking, writing is less useful and has proved more difficult for Chinese children to master. Prof. Yang Qingyun discovered that through contextual dialogue in the classroom, fundamental questions about the differences in modes of thinking was needed to solve the issues of Chinese children often staying mute when tasked with speaking, when compared with writing.
The Verbal Education China project has seen over 3000 native English speakers travelling to Shandong, Shanxi, Hebei, Henan, Anhui, Hunan, Zhejiang, Jiangxi, Hunan, Hubei, Guangxi, Sichuan, Guizhou, Yunan, Shanxi, Gansuand – covering at least 80% of the Chinese mainland. With the diversification of Chinese careers, the government attaches more importance to internationalisation and is looking to purposely cultivate international exchange and cooperation between people from around the world.