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    Situated in the heart of a thriving expat community, our school is home to families from all over the world

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Mandarin

The faculty and staff of the Mandarin Department are dedicated to supporting students and larger community by preparing students to be linguistically competent and culturally literate global citizens.

  • Shelley

    Shelley Li

    Head of Secondary Mandarin

    Shelley Li

    Shelley went to East China Normal University in Shanghai, where she gained a Bachelor’s in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language. In 2019, she completed her Master's in International Education with King’s College London, through Nord Anglia University.

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  • Cuixia Wu

    Mandarin Teacher

    Cuixia Wu

    Cuixia is from Jiangxi. She graduated with Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Teaching Chinese as a Second Language. She studied for her Master’s with the Education University of Hong Kong, and is currently taking part in the MBA programme, with a graduation date in 2023. Cuixia worked in Cambodia for three years as a Chinese teacher and loved the time there. Many of her former students are now at Chinese universities, such as Beijing Normal University and Zhongshan University. Cuixia also worked in the USA for three years, where she learned a lot and developed her skills in teaching. Cuixia’s post as a Mandarin teacher at BISS is her first position in China, and she very much enjoys working with the great Mandarin team.

    Cuixia teaches students at IB and IGCSE levels, and is the SAT coordinator at BISS. She enjoys her role very much because she loves to share her knowledge of learn the Chinese language and Chinese culture with her students. During this learning journey, she sees the students making progress and this is what drives her. Furthmore, for Cuixia herself, she too loves to learn about different cultures and languages, and instills this passion in her students. Cuixia believes in ‘learning by doing’. In her lessons, she likes to introduce many different activities and encourages the students to be ‘hands on’. This works to engage the students in their learning and fosters a sense of collaboration. Cuixia encourages her students to use Chinese to interact with each other both inside and outside of the classroom. 

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  • Allysa

    Allysa Liu

    Mandarin Teacher

    Allysa Liu

    Allysa is from Jilin Province, China. She graduated from the Northeast Normal University, majoring in English, and then went to the Beijing University of Foreign Studies where she attained Master of Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (MTCSL). On completion of her studies, she chose teaching as her career, which has always been her aspiration.

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  • Sophie

    Sophie Yang

    Mandarin Teacher

    Sophie Yang

    Sophie has a Bachelor of Arts in Chinese Language and Literature and a Masters of Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (TCSOL). She enjoys working within an international school setting, as it offers examples of excellent practice (which she strives to include in her work) and opportunities for professional development.

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  • Sena Piao

    Mandarin Teacher

    Sena Piao

    Sena graduated from Anyang Normal University in 2010 having studied English Education. After graduation, she worked at the Chinese governmental school (Yanji Central Primary School) as a Form Tutor and English teacher for two years.

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The British International School Shanghai, Puxi

111 Jinguang RoadHuacao TownMinhang201107Shanghai

上海英国外籍人员子女学校浦西校区

金光路111号华漕镇上海市 闵行区201107

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