My name is Wenli Zhu, a native speaker of Mandarin Chinese. After getting a Bachelor's Degree at Yunnan Normal University, I worked as an English teacher at Yunnan Police Officers Academy for five years. In 2005, I went to UT at Austin to study for a Master's Degree in Educational Psychology, then taught Mandarin to high school students in Dallas, Texas, and Boston, Massechusettes. This is my third year with Fortbend ISD. I really enjoyed the school climate and I am very glad to see students grow and make progress over the years.
My philosophy of teaching a language is that I believe words, sentence patterns are just like the flesh of the body, the culture itself is the skeleton. Without the support of the skeleton, a person cannot stand up, let alone walking confidently. Further, to learn a language is not to learn the language itself, but to learn how to use it in meaningful surroundings. Therefore, there will be a lot of activities and students practice in class.
Thank you for your interest in Mandarin Chinese. Let's work as a triangle-kids, parents, and teacher and help each other grow.