Degrees and Certifications:
MA-East China Normal University, Shanghai, China BL-China Foreign Affairs University, Beijing, China BA-Harbin Normal University, Harbin, China
Mr. Enpengfei/Jimmy 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.
I received two BAs and one MA in China, with double majors, English as Foreign Language and International Relations. I'm a multilingual. I can speak English, Chinese, Russian, 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 middle school level for three years, one year in Tulsa Public School District, Oklahoma and two years in Spartanburg District 7, South Carolina. I love teaching Chinese language and culture to my students. I have been married to my wife Yanxin Liu for three years. She is 8th grade Mandarin Immersion teacher at Gavilan Peak School. We have a cute two-year-old baby boy. 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
7th Grade Mandarin Immersion 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.