Degrees and Certifications:
BA, Teaching English as second language, Guangzhou University,China MA, Bilingual Education, Loyola Marymount UniversityClear Teaching K-12 Mandarin Credential
Ms. Wen Ling (Wendy) Yang
I am the Mandarin teacher at Maxwell Academy. I began my teaching career in 1983 in China but have been teaching Mandarin in the USA since 2006. I hold both B.A. and M.A. degrees and a clear California teaching credential.
I very much enjoy working with our children and ensure that learning takes place in a safe and pleasant environment. My students learn to read, write and speak elementary Mandarin. They are introduced to Chinese culture through dance, art, movies, literature, calligraphy and music. Students learn to work individually and in small groups using traditional learning tools as well as iPads and laptop computers. Lessons are designed to be fun but they are also challenging. I love teaching and am grateful for the opportunity to help our children learn one of the world most important languages.
I am happy to communicate with parents/guardians at any time about their children’s progress in my classes. I can most easily be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. and do my best to reply within one day. I really appreciate the kind words I often receive from parents/guardians as well as the warm, trusting and friendly relationships we develop.