Where have you grown up and spent your life?
I was born in Sichuan, China, the hometown of pandas. I have lived in China for 30 years, working as a teacher for 6 years. Then I moved to Bangkok. This is my 6th year as a Chinese teacher in Thailand.
What are your fields of specialty and your interests/hobbies?
I like painting very much, whether it’s oil paintings, Chinese paintings or cartoons. When I give classes to the students, I also draw simple cartoons to help them understand and increase the joy of learning. I also like horse riding, diving, keeping pets, and road trips.
What have you enjoyed about teaching Mandarin at ISB?
I like teaching native classes at ISB very much. We read, write, and talk in classes. I am very happy when I feel the happiness of the students.
What are some tips for ISB families trying to maintain their children’s native language?
- Do as much listening, speaking, reading and writing as possible
- Learn more about your country’s history, culture, and festivals. Let children fall in love with their country and language and be proud of it.