Instructors


Ranran Hao
is the director and the main instructor of First Class Mandarin. She graduated from Beijing University with a Bachelor of Science degree. She has 6 years experience in Beijing teaching Mandarin. This included teaching university students from other countries and training the staff of international companies. Following that she has been continuing her teaching career in Toronto for the last 6 years. She received training in teaching Mandarin as a foreign language in Beijing in 1998 and in Toronto in 2006.

Ranran is a proven effective and talented Mandarin teacher. She is sensitive to individual students' learning needs. She can give personalized suggestions to them. She can always give answers which are clear and easy for the student to understand. She keeps her class lively as well as efficient. Her students find they can learn a lot while enjoying their class time.


Feng Feng is one of our instructors at First Class Mandarin. She graduated from Beijing University with a Bachelor of Early Childhood Education degree. She has 10 years work experience in the ECE field, and 6 years experience teaching Mandarin to 2-10 year olds. Feng is a member of the Calligraphers Association in GuiZhou, China. She was certified as a piano teacher in Beijing. As a Mandarin instructor and ECE teacher, Feng knows how to help children learn Mandarin with fun activities.


Claire Wang is one of our instructors at First Class Mandarin. She graduated from Beijing Language and Culture University with a major in Teaching Chinese as a Second Language. She has almost 4 years of experience teaching children and over 6 years teaching adults in China and Canada. She also served as lecturer for the HSK (International Standard Chinese Proficiency Test) at well-known international companies such as Samsung, LG, Kumho Tires, Caterpillar, etc. Claire has Proficiency Certificates in Standard Chinese Handwriting Calligraphy and Standard Mandarin Speaking which strengthen her role as a professional teacher of Mandarin. Her classes are full of fun activities.


Julia Zhu is one of our instructors at First Class Mandarin. She graduated from Nankai University with a Bachelor degree in Teaching Chinese as a Second Language. She has 4 years of experience teaching adults learning Chinese in China. She achieved a master degree in Simon Fraser University with a major in Second Language Education. Since then she has been teaching Mandarin in Canada for almost two years. Julia introduces Chinese culture in her classes, which enhance her students' interests and understanding of the Mandarin language.


Jenny Liu is another of our instructors at First Class Mandarin. She graduated from the Department of Chinese Language and Literature of Shandong University China with both her BA and MA. She has almost 10 years of experience in teaching Chinese linguistics and language in China. Also, in the last two years, she was teaching Mandarin at George Washington University and University of Louisville in the US. She became very experienced during that time in teaching Mandarin in a North American setting. She has taught classes at all different levels to students from a variety of backgrounds. Jenny always strives to establish a teaching style centred on the student, and a dynamic classroom environment in which both teaching and learning become rewarding and enjoyable. Many of her students have thought of her as an inspiration in their journey of learning Chinese.


Ellen Liu specializes in teaching kids classes at First Class Mandarin. She graduated from Teacher's College of Shenyang University and taught English in China to Grades 1 to 6 for 7 years. After immigrating to Canada, she studied Early Childhood Education in 2008-2009 and worked with preschoolers in day care in Toronto. Ellen loves children and enjoys working with children all the time. As an experienced bilingual teacher, she knows how to help children learn a second language. She believes that interests are the best teacher. Her classes are full of fun activities -- singing songs, drawing pictures, playing games.


   
   
   
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