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 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.
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.
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.
Yolanda Zhao graduated from Sichuan Normal University with a Bachelor degree in Chinese Language and Literature in 2012. While learning and training at university, she earned her teaching certificate from the Chinese Education Bureau. After her graduation, she went to the United Kingdom to work at the Trinity Saint David Confucius Institute as a Mandarin teacher for two years. She was in charge of Chinese culture, GCSE and A-level in Llandovery College. Two years later, she got an opportunity to improve herself; therefore, she went to York University in the UK to study. In 2016, she got her Master degree in Global and International Citizenship Education from York University before coming DAIS. Ms. Zhao believes young people are should be proud of their own culture and absorb other diverse cultures in order to become global citizens.