Thursday, September 15, 2016

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Welcome to 2016-2017 School Year!--Meet your Chinese teacher Zhou LaoShi!

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.