Esther Ma
Esther comes from Min He in the Qinghai province and is from the Hui minority group of China. She enjoys reading, mountain walking and listening to light music. Of all our teachers Esther is our longest serving one. Esther’s ideal holiday would be enjoying the natural scenery with her close family and friends.
She speaks Mandarin, English and a little bit of German.


Shirley Wang

Shirley comes from Huzhu in the Qinghai Province. She studied in Xi’an majoring in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language. For the past seven years, Shirley has been teaching Chinese to non-Chinese speakers and enjoys reading, teaching and spending time with friends.
Besides Mandarin, Shirley speaks English and Qinghai dialect.


Joan Zhao

Joan comes from Xining in the Qinghai province. During her spare time she enjoys mountain walking, reading and surfing the Internet. She would love to go to San Francisco or Quebec and spend her time visiting art galleries and museums. Shawshank Redemption is her favourite movie, while she also enjoys the TV show Modern Family. Most mornings Joan gets her exercise by climbing 15 floors to get to the office.
Joan is fluent in both Mandarin and English.