Degrees and Certifications:
China Foreign Affairs University Master Degree in English & Literature Psychology Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences Graduate-completion certificate in Development and Education Psychology Teacher Certificate: Chinese- Mandarin AZ Grade 6-12 Endorsements: Chinese- Mandarin US Grade 5-9 Office hours: 7:35-8:05am; 3:05- 3:35pm
My name is Eileen Zhao and I am excited to begin the school year with my Fifth and Sixth Grade Mandarin Immersion Program students! This will also be my sixth year teaching Mandarin in AZ.
This is the sixth year I’ve been in US. I have 21 years of educational experience, when I was in China, I was an English teacher in Beijing Information Science &Technology University from 1996-2013, then I taught Mandarin in AZ, In Tucson three years from 2013-2016, one year in Chandler 2016-2017, then back in China, this year I am here with you!
I'd like to tell you a little about myself! I have one son, being a freshman in ASU, who is a Taekwondo Athlete. My husband and I love swimming and sunshine in Arizona.
I love to be a Mandarin Teacher, teaching language is a process of helping the students to grasp the language with their own thinking, then the language become their own. Learning language means not only scores of this course, but a communication method that you possess. I hope Mandarin can become part of your language, and you will get a lot of reward in your life.
Hope you enjoy studying Mandarin with me and we will have a good time together!