Pre-schoolers started to come to Chinese class in early October. I see them three times in 6-day circle. They have been thrilled about learning the language. Not they know how to greet, tell own name, say goodbye and praise themselves in Chinese! More than that, they can count from 1 to 10 in Chinese already! Here are some videos to share.
Thursday, October 20, 2016
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Friday, September 23, 2016
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
你好，Hello! My name is HongJuan Zhou. I also go by Jenny. I am originally from Chengdu, China. I have been living and teaching in Minnesota for more than eight years. I got my bachelor degree in marketing from University of Electronic Science and Technology of China. However I put my effort and enthusiasm toward teaching. I worked as a foreign affair office staff and a management subject teacher at a university in GuangDong province in southern China. In 2007, I moved to the United States, and started to work towards the field of Chinese language and cultural education. In fall 2014, I received my Minnesota elementary teaching license. In spring 2015, I received my master degree in teaching from Hamline University.
This is my second year of teaching at Breck School. Before this, I taught at Jie Ming Mandarin Immersion Academy with St. Paul public. Prior than that, I was the Chinese lab instructor at Macalester College. I also accumulated my experience of teaching different levels of students in Minghua Chinese school, as well as raising my two sons in a bilingual environment.
I believe my professional practice and developing experience, as well as my personal learning experience will bring efficiency to help students to learn Chinese language and culture at Breck School. I also take the opportunity of working at Break School as a great learning experience to myself. I believe “perpetually learning” and determine to practice it to myself. I am very excited to the new school year.
Outside of work, I enjoy my life with my family. Among many things I like to do, travelling is most exciting for me. I like to see different places, meet different people, encounter different cultures, and become more open-minded. I think as a global citizen, I should be physically immersed in places around the world whenever I have the chance.