Hongyan attended Tianjin Normal University where she also received a Master’s in Chinese Literature. She has a lot of experience teaching—before joining Culture Yard in 2013, Hongyan taught at a university and several language training schools for ten years. She also served as editor for 美丽的桥—初级实用汉语口语 (Beautiful Bridge—Preliminary Practical Spoken Chinese), a book on Chinese language teaching published by BLCU.
Hongyan previously acted as Culture Yard’s head teacher. She organized the development of Culture Yard’s homework materials and Survival Chinese curriculum.
Hongyan is loved by her students for her warmth, patience and encouragement.
In her spare time, Hongyan enjoys reading, exercising, and spending time with her family.
A few words from Hongyan
I have never been part of a school or a team that gives so much importance to feedback and communication with students. We like to listen to students’ suggestions.
Plus, the communication goes both ways, teachers give feedback to their students at the end of each level with suggestions on what they need to do to improve and how they can achieve the best results in their own time. It creates a really nice relationship between the teachers and students.