I am a girl who lives in Shanghai, close to the East China Sea. Growing up near the ocean has instilled in me a calm and gentle nature. Coming from a family of educators, I have always felt that teaching is the perfect profession for me. Indeed, being a teacher has brought me a great sense of fulfilment and satisfaction. For me, teaching Chinese is not just about helping students learn how to communicate in Chinese and understand Chinese culture, it is also about opening up a whole new world of knowledge and understanding for my students through the study of language.
I have a passion for Chinese calligraphy, cooking delicious Chinese cuisine, but above all, cycling. There's nothing quite like the feeling of riding along the coastline, with the beautiful sea views and gentle breeze bringing a sense of inner peace and joy. Of course, I make sure to capture these moments and share them with my students, as well as all the other wonderful experiences that come with exploring the world around us.
I graduated from a university with a Bachelor's degree in English and obtained the International Chinese Teaching Certificate through examination.
I have three years of experience as a Chinese teacher for international students at Shanghai University of Engineering Science, as well as another three years of experience teaching Chinese at EF Education First.
Language is a tool, and I believe that the most important aspect of language learning is mastering the use of this tool. I approach teaching through all four language skills - listening, speaking, reading, and writing - and use a variety of methods such as PPT, videos, games, and voiceovers to facilitate the learning process and ensure students can easily progress from input to output. Additionally, at the end of each class, I provide students with a summary of the day's main topics for review, along with supplementary practice exercises to reinforce their learning.