Ying Xiong majored in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language during her undergraduate years at Guangdong University of Foreign Studies in China. She then taught in a high school for three years before she moved to the UK and earned her MPhil degree in Second Language Education from University of Cambridge in 2018. So far Ying has accumulated over six years' experience in teaching Chinese and English, to both adult and young learners as a foreign language. During her academic and professional experience, Ying has developed strong research interest in the cross-linguistic influence between Chinese and English. Ying's future research would mainly explore the possibility of utilizing language learners' existing linguistic resources to achieve a balanced bilingual/multilingual development.