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Departments and Positions: Modern and Classical Languages Teacher
School Extension 4150 JWG@episcopalhighschool.org
Biography: Xiaofen has extensive experience teaching English in China and Chinese in the U.S. She was a college English teacher in China for more than 10 years and has spent seven years in the United States as a speech analyst, Chinese legal translator, computer teacher, and Mandarin Chinese teacher. For two years, Xiaofen was a Mandarin Chinese instructor at Montclair State University, where she incorporated her language background, cultural knowledge, and technological know-how into her classroom teaching. She believes that her role as an educator at EHS is not just about teaching Chinese language and culture.
“I need to encourage students’ natural curiosity and help facilitate the development of creative and critical thinking, skills that will prepare individual students for their future beyond the Episcopal classrooms. The seeds are planted here, and what students learn and how they learn it will form the basis for their future education.”
Xiaofen teaches five levels of Mandarin Chinese: Chinese 1 to Advanced Chinese. She lives on campus and is a member of the Evans Dorm team.
Credentials: M.A., Montclair State University M.A., Sichuan University B.A., Shanxi Teachers University