Crystal Cheng

Crystal Cheng
Teacher of Mandarin

Hello 大家好,my name is Crystal and I come from Lanzhou, Northwest of China. Since I was a child I had a fiery passion for China’s history, geography, art, literature, etc.

My first teaching experience was in Lanzhou and I believe that it’s very important to understand the culture while learning a new language. They are connected in so many ways. I imply this philosophy into my lessons; so in my class you’re not only learning Mandarin but also getting to grips with Chinese culture simultaneously. I joined International House Bristol in 2015 as a Mandarin teacher. I enjoy teaching and working here so much. I love helping others and teaching others, sharing my knowledge and experience with students who want to learn is such a privilege for me.

My hobbies include yoga, listening to music and watching films. I am also interested in learning new languages.

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Crystal Cheng
Teacher of Mandarin
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