• Helen He
    University of Birmingham, UK.
    Hongqiao Upper School
    Hi! My name is Helen He. I am excited to be returning for the 12th year at SCIS as an Upper School Mandarin teacher and Coordinator. I am a British national with Chinese origin and was educated both in China and the United Kingdom. My childhood dream was to become a teacher and I have enjoyed teaching for over 20 years. I graduated from Zhejiang Teachers' University over two decades ago majoring in English Language and subsequently obtained a Master's degree in Education (specializing in Foreign Languages in Education) from the University of Birmingham in England. I have taught both Mandarin and English as a foreign language to children (k to 12) and adults in China, England, Belgium and Switzerland. In the coming school year, I will continue to teach IB Chinese B course as well as MYP language acquisition courses. I love teaching the IB program, and I am also an IB DP workshop leader, IB examiner and school visit team member. I love our SCIS community and am glad that both my kids spent many years at SCIS. I have had wonderful 11 years at SCIS and look forward to another fantastic school year when my second child will graduate from High School.