Ni Hao! My name is Joyce, and I come from Shanghai, China, where I grew up. I moved to Bristol with my husband in late 2013, and I’m so glad that we have settled in such a lovely, vibrant and diverse city. Even though I have only been in the UK for a short time, I have also met some lovely people here too.
I’ve always been interested in languages, so I decided to study Business English at University, after which, I worked as a Recruiting Specialist in an international HR Consulting Company. Having moved to Bristol, I joined IH Bristol as a Mandarin Teacher.
I have to say, I’m really enjoying teaching because it is very rewarding, and, as a teacher, I myself am continually learning many different things. I like having organized and practical lesson plans for my students, to make sure that everyone is engaged in class, together with a relaxing learning atmosphere.
I love visiting new places, and exploring new restaurants; Yoga and Pilates are my favourite exercises; I also like Chinese calligraphy, & making paper cuts. Cooking is also very important to me; mixing different spices and sauces for a new flavour of fun!!