Many people acted like a teacher when they were young. Only some eventually became one. MSL founder and instructor, Ms. April Zhang Xuehong, is one of these rare people. She tutored her classmates at high school, but she did not know at that time that one day she would make a career out of it.
April's Bachelor's degree was in Mechanical Engineering, Master's degree in Cultural and Literary Studies. She earned her TESOL certificate in 2000, and founded MSL in 2003.
During her early career, she taught English to Chinese speakers, and later turned her focus to teaching Mandarin to non-Chinese speakers. Her experience as a bilingual teacher has given her insight on the process of learning and how cultural differences affect learning outcomes. Mandarin Express series and Chinese Reading and Writing series are the outcomes of over a decade development, which fully integrate targeted exercises with functionality, structures, and cultural interests.
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