Zhao Yan attended Hainan Normal University where she studied Teaching Chinese as a Second Language. After graduation, she taught in Indonesia for three years through the Confucius Institute.
Since joining Culture Yard in 2015, Zhao Yan has brought a fervor for language-learning to our classrooms. She motivates her students and encourages them to connect to the language. Rather than tell her students the answers, she guides them to make their own discoveries about Chinese. In the words of her adoring fans, “She’s great!”
Zhao Yan also acts as Culture Yard’s official “shopper”, keeping the kitchen stocked with familiar beverages our students love—coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and more.
When not teaching, Zhao Yan enjoys food, reading, and watching TV.