Managerial Staff Profiles


Ms Julia GONG


Julia Gong obtained her Master of Education at the University of Melbourne in 2003. She joined the University of Melbourne in 2007 as a lecturer at the Confucius Institute and later held the position of Manager of Academic and Business Programs for two years. She developed the syllabus for the business Chinese language programs and was one of the designers and instructors for the Institute's Corporate Cross-cultural Training Program. She has delivered tailored in-house training sessions for clients from a variety of industries, including tourism, professional services, government, retail etc. Julia's negotiation skills, strong communication skills and her extensive contacts both in China and Australia make her an expert in partnership establishment and development across cultures.


Ms Linlin LU

Manager, Language Programs

Linlin has undertaken extensive studies in education at the University of Melbourne, graduating with a Master of TESOL and later, a Master of Education. Linlin has been teaching Chinese for more than ten years in Victoria, becoming familiar with the curriculum and assessment frameworks in use and gaining experience working alongside Australian teachers in the education of both school children and adult learners. She has also been involved in a variety of Chinese teacher education projects at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education. Linlin started work at CI as a Chinese language teacher in 2012. Since 2017, she has been responsible for supporting the administration of CI activities, including language courses, business and executive programs, and school cultural programs. Linlin achieved 92.1% in the National Putonghua Proficiency Test and is a NAATI Accredited Professional Translator.


Ms Luna TAI

Manager, School and Culture Programs

Originally a teacher from the Institute for International Students, Nanjing University, Luna specializes in providing a comprehensive curriculum to students of all levels. Having taught students from top universities around the world, she holds a Master of Teaching Chinese as a Second Language accompanied by many years of practical experience. Luna joined the Confucius Institute in late 2014 forming part of the full time teachers at the Institute. She brings with her a high level of teaching experience focusing on providing interactive and insightful classes that not only cover the core elements of the language but also its culture.