Jie Ding – Mandarin 3rd-8th Grades
Jun Zhang- Mandarin K-2nd Grades
Ms. Lu He- Mandarin Pre-K
The Mandarin program is also blessed with many invaluable volunteers. Thank you for your hard work!
The Mandarin Program staff can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mandarin Program Lead Teacher
Hello, ni hao! My name is Jie Ding. I came from Beijing, China, where I obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Beijing Normal University. I was a teacher for 10 years in China. I then lectured in the area of physiology at the Health Institute of Beijing Railway Bureau in China. Since then, I have become deeply involved with my career.
When I moved to Colorado in 1995, I entered the teaching field again. I have over 7 years of teaching Mandarin Chinese experience in Colorado elementary schools. Currently, I am a Chinese teacher at Colorado International School. I have taught kindergarten to 8th grade Mandarin Chinese, math and science. Throughout my experiences, I have placed an emphasis on stimulating students’ interests in learning Mandarin Chinese through games, song, and drama. I especially enjoy making educational activities fun and creative. My passion is helping students grow and improve in life. I apply everything I learn about education to my daily work. My goal is to attract the students into the subjects that they are learning about and let them enjoy my lessons, because I believe fostering a genuine interest will ultimately ensure their success. I think responsibility, self-motivation, and problem-solving skills are important when working with students, along with an optimistic approach.
Mandarin Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade Teacher
My name is Jun Zhang. I am Kindergarten, 1st grade and 2nd grade mandarin program teacher. I just came from Sichuan, China—home of the pandas. I was born in Hubei province of China. I have lived in Sichuan over ten years where I obtained a Bachelor of Art degree in Drama, Movie and TV Literature and a Graduate degree in Chinese Philology fromSouthwestUniversity inChina. I have five years of teaching experience at the elementary school inSichuan. I have a teacher certificate inChina. I really enjoy teaching and working with kids. Seeing kids to grow is enjoyable. I likeColorado. I like to work at CoIS.
My goal is to work hard to make an immersion astrosphere to sure that my students are maintaining a level at or above grade level on the skill of listening, speaking, reading and writing, Math and Science at all times. I do this by placing a strong emphasis on phonetics, question asking practicing and fundamentals of Chinese.
I am always available to meet you if you have any questions or concerns.
Mandarin Pre-K Teacher
My name is Lu He. I was born in China and earned my Bachelor’s Degree of Economy from the University of Guang Xi in China. I immigrated to U.S.A. in 1996 and have been living in Colorado since then. I have been teaching Pre-K/K Mandarin at Joyous Chinese Cultural Center School since 2006. I also teach on Sundays at Great Wall Chinese Academy and after-school Chinese programs at various elementary schools. I have certificates of completion from several workshops held by Colorado Chinese Language Teachers Consortium.
Now I am teaching Pre-K Mandarin at Colorado International School. I really enjoy working with kids and helping them grow. My goal is to prepare the children to be ready to start elementary education in Mandarin classes. My approach to teaching: Children progressively learn to express themselves in Mandarin as they are immersed in it all day while they engage in playful structured activities. Along with the other Pre-K/K teachers at CoIS, we focus on an IB thematic unit for a selected time, and the students learn Mandarin vocabulary relating to the IB theme. I also include teaching of letters of pinyin alphabet, vocabulary, songs, poetry, stories, and pre-mathematics. The students enjoy learning vocabulary and common expressions through art activities as well.