"The success of Chinese teaching is not only about how well students learn but also about how we build their interest in the language."
Isabella Yi was born in China and lived there for more than 20 years before coming to Australia. At school, Isabella’s love for the Chinese language and her passion for teaching flourished, ultimately giving her inspiration for her studies at university. She is postgraduate trained in Chinese Language Teaching with an array of qualification.
Isabella’s love and passion for Mandarin Chinese is emulated in her work and teaching practices. She believes that learning Chinese is not just about learning the language but also about immersing oneself in the Chinese culture and way of life; including the history, values, beliefs, and customs of the Chinese people.
Being bilingual and having a bi-cultural perspective are Isabella’s ultimate goals for her students. Her classes strive to be both relaxing and mentally stimulating as she incorporates a range of different activities and learning methods to enhance engagement from all students.