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Wenli Zhu

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. 

  • Period 1: 7:30am-8:25am  Travis 
    Period 2: 8:30am-9:20am  Travis 
    Period 3: 9:25am-10:15am Travis
    Period 4: Travel to another campus
    Period 5: 12:00pm-12:55pm Elkins
    Period 6: 1:00pm-1:50pm   Elkins 
    Period 7: 1:55pm- 2:45pm  Elkins 
    Period 8: conference
  • Travis Tutorial: Tuesday   6:50am-7:20am Friday 6:50am-7:20am
    Elkins Tutorial: Thursday  3:00pm-4:00pm Friday 3:00pm-4:00pm
     
    Other Tutorials: by appointment