你好ni Hao! My name is Xinyi Zhang, you can call me Cindy or Zhang Lao shi:) I was born and raised in Beijing, China and now I am living in Florida, United States. I received my bachelor degree in teaching Chinese as foreign language then my M,ed at the University of south Florida. I have taught mandarin in public elementary schools and a non-profit language institute in the U.S. I have experience in teaching mandarin to both group k-5 and adults, in person and live-virtual classes. Teaching has always been what I have passion for and seeing my students starting mandarin journey with me always makes me feel so excited and proud. I also believe language and culture go hand in hand, therefore in my mandarin classes you are not only learning this language to communicate but also immerse in Chinese culture to succeed in InterCultural Interactions. I am delighted to be sharing my knowledge and experiences with my students.