For each newsletter this year, we will interview a BSB Teacher so that parents and students can get to know interesting facts about our teachers. This month, we interviewed Ms. Louise Luo, Secondary Mandarin Teacher, who has been teaching at BSB for 8 years.
I graduated from Hebei Normal University majoring in teaching Chinese as the second language in June 2008. I also achieved the certificate of Mandarin Proficiency Test and the Chinese Teaching Qualification Certificate of Primary School in China. Before I came to BSB, I have taught Chinese to native and non-native speakers in secondary school and college in Bali Island of Indonesia from July 2008 to June 2011.
It has been eight years already, I still can remember the picture the first time I came to BSB for my job interview. BSB looked fantastic and very professional! I joined BSB Shunyi in August 2011. I worked as a Primary Mandarin Teacher for seven years and I am a Secondary Mandarin teacher now. I have taught across the entire school in EYFS, Primary and Secondary school!
I really enjoy seeing the students making progress and showing more and more understanding about Chinese. I like to speak Chinese with the Second Language Learner and I am happy to read the Near Native students’ creative writing and their short drama created by the text we have learned.
When I and my students learn about Chinese culture, I explain by video or discuss with them to explore what the differences are and why and how we should treat the difference. For example: I taught and discussed with the students the differences between the Chinese and British education system and let them know clearly how to describe the year grades in Chinese correctly.
During the Chinese New Year Festival, the students not only can visit the Temple Fair, but we also have a Chinese New Year Festival culture session. Different Student Year Groups will learn very different culture points.
My family have four members: my husband, five years old daughter, one and a half years old son and me. I like all kinds of sports especially basketball. Besides sports, I also like to create handmade crafts. After I have babies, my other hobby is to play with them like a big kid myself. My wish is to grow old slowly together with my husband as we watch our children grow up slowly.
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