Chinese Language Arts Department

  Annie Cui – Mandarin Language Department Head
Annie Cui graduated from Shenyang Normal University in 2008 with a degree in English and education. While completing course work for her bachelor’s degree, she took up a half-year internship in a Chinese public middle school, working as a homeroom teacher. She currently holds two official teaching certificates, a National Teacher Certificate and a Certificate for Teachers of Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages. Ms. Cui came to DAIS in the fall of 2009. She believes that it is better to teach a man to fish than to give him a fish, and she is very passionate about spreading Chinese language and culture to the world.
  Angelia Guan
Angelia Guan happily joined DAIS in August, 2011, after she earned her Master of Education degree from Hong Kong University in Teaching Chinese as a Second Language. Ms. Guan earned her Bachelor degree from HuaQiao University. During that period, she had several opportunities to teach abroad and she developed deep love for her career. Presently, Ms. Guan is enjoying expressing her love of both Chinese language and culture to her students.
  Julia Liu
  Julie Yue
Julie Yue graduated from XinYang College with a bachelor’s degree in Chinese language and literature in 2014. From 2010 to 2013, she served as the editor of the college’s literature club publications. From September 2014 to June 2015, she taught Chinese at a public high school. In 2018 she graduated from Qinghai University of Nationalities with a master’s degree in the theory of art and literature. Before coming to DAIS, she taught in Anyang City High School for one year, and then came to DAIS in the fall of 2018. Julie believes that teaching creates happiness and helps her to learn and grow with her students.
  Peter Wang
Mr. Wang graduated from Changchun Normal University in 2007 with a Bachelor degree in Chinese Language and Literature. He taught Chinese literature for three years in Dalian University and Liaoning Institute of Science and Technology College before coming to DAIS in the fall of 2010. Mr. Wang joined the Huamei Academy in the fall of 2014 as a Mandarin Teacher. The experience of teaching assistant for four years at DAIS has enabled him to organically integrate traditional Chinese teaching concepts with Western teaching methods in order to broaden the students’ thinking. Mr. Wang believes that students reach their potential by taking an active role in the classroom.


What Parents are Saying

"DAIS is more than just a school.. we are a community. And I am so lucky to have my children growing up in such a loving, caring environment. The small classroom and warm environment at DAIS have provided my children with such a unique education... our family is grateful for the opportunity. My kid are excited every day they leave for school. The feel at home in the halls at DAIS and are having so much fun, they don't even realize they're learning!"
Jennifer (America)

"This is our fourth year at Dalian American International School. The teachers and administration at DAIS truly care, and do anything to help the students. We are seeing strong academics and small class sizes but learning here is also about building character. Our children are becoming well-rounded thinkers that see themselves as an important part of a bigger community."
Brianna (America)

"I have seen my children bloom educationally during the last two years while they have attended DAIS. The school has a focus on small class sizes, an excellent teaching staff and a friendly international environment which has created a positive learning atmosphere for my daughters. My kids look forward to school on a daily basis and I feel that says it all."
Nathalie (Canada)
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Address (English)

2 Dianchi Road; Golden Pebble Beach

Jinzhou New District

Dalian, P.R. China 116650

Address (Chinese Pinyin)

2 Dianchi Lu; Jinshitan

Jinzhou Xinqu

Dalian, Zhongguo 116650