Degrees and Certifications:
MA-East China Normal University, Shanghai, China BA-China Foreign Affairs University, Beijing, China BA-Harbin Normal University, Harbin, China
Mr. Enpengfei Zhao
Dear parents and students:
I am Enpengfei Zhao, you could call me Mr. Zhao or 赵老师Zhào Lǎoshi. I am a Manchu, a minority ethnic group in China. My Manchu name is Mergen Aisin-Gioro. My ancestors established Qing Dynasty, the last feudal dynasty in China's history. I am from Harbin, a large city in the northeast part of China, near the border of Russia. It’s known as Little Oriental Paris. If you have a chance to visit my hometown, your impression of China will totally be changed, because it is more like somewhere in Europe than a typical Chinese place. Harbin is a city full of different styles of western architecture, such as Baroque, Byzantine, Eclecticism, Russian, Jewish, and even Japanese. Since Harbin is near the border of Russia geographically, Harbin people's dieting is influenced by Russian. Russian style bread and sausage are on the list of our favorite foods. Since it's very cold in Harbin during the wintertime, which lasts almost half of the year, we like ice-skating and skiing as outdoor sports.
I received two BAs and one MA in China, with double majors, English as Foreign Language and International Relations. I'm multilingual. I can speak Chinese, English, Russian, some German and Korean. I had taught English-Chinese translation and interpretation at Harbin University in China for more than ten years before I came to the states. I’ve been teaching Mandarin Chinese at the middle school level for five years, one year in Tulsa Public School District, Oklahoma and two years in Spartanburg District 7, South Carolina. This is my third year teaching at Gavilan Peak School. I taught 7th grade Mandarin immersion students during the past two years. This year I teach Mandarin Language Arts, Science and Social Studies to 6th grade Mandarin Immersion students. I love teaching Chinese language and culture to my students. Students will also have fun in my Science and Social Studies classes because we are going to do various experiments and hands-on activities in my classroom. I have been married to my wife Yanxin Liu for five years. She is 7th and 8th grade Mandarin Immersion teacher at Gavilan Peak School. We have a cute son of three and a half years old. During my spare time, I like reading, hiking, rock climbing, cooking, and playing table tennis. I’m looking forward to a wonderful school year with you!
赵恩鹏飞老师 Zhào Lǎoshi/Mr. Zhao
6th Grade Mandarin Immersion Teacher
6th Grade Science and Social Studies Teacher
Gavilan Peak School
If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart.