Ms. Yang is on a mission to promote the Chinese language. She is as passionate about teaching Chinese as she is about Chinese culture. Ms. Yang is an indefatigable educator who spares no effort in helping her students, and delights in seeing their progress and growth.
Yi-Cheng (Katherine) Chen
B.A. Language and Creative Writing, National Taipei University of Education
Ms. Chen is a returning teacher who had previously worked at TCIS for five years. She has experience teaching at both American and British international schools, and she also has experience teaching at different year levels. Her teaching philosophy is to bring the real world into the classroom. Students are engaged when learning is a pleasure.
Ms. Chen was born and raised in Tainan, the southern part of Taiwan. She’s obsessed with Thai culture, and Bangkok seems like a second home to her.
Ms. Yi-Ling Chu has a secondary school teaching license in Chinese Literature, Guidance and Counseling, and a Teaching Mandarin Abroad certificate. She has an M.A. in Education degree from the University of Nottingham in England. She earned an IB PYP certificate for enhancing teaching concepts besides the AP program. Ms. Yi-Ling had administrative experience as a High School Counselor, EARCOS coordinator and ASEP coordinator from 2016 to 2021. She received the award of excellence teacher from OCAC in 2017. Ms. Yi-Ling believes that “everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.” She incorporates SLOs into students' learning and always encourages students to treasure and value their lives and to live with integrity, empathy and gratitude.
Yin-Hsi (Yin) Chen
Graduated from National Kaohsiung Normal University
Master's degree in Teaching Chinese as a second language, National Kaohsiung Normal University
Ms. Yin or 陳老師 is from Taiwan and is a qualified Mandarin teacher with five years of experience as a Mandarin teacher at multiple schools.
She has taught University, middle school, elementary school in Taiwan and Thailand. Ms. Yin graduated from the National Kaohsiung Normal University with a Master's degree in Teaching Chinese as a second language.
Her teaching philosophy is to create a safe learning environment for her students, where they don't have to be afraid to make mistakes and they can try anything new! She also believes that communication is the key to your child’s success and to a great parent/teacher relationship. Ms. Yin is looking forward to her PK3B learning Journey with your child!
Yu-Tai (Thomas) Hsiao
B.A. in Chinese Literature: National Chengchi University;
M.A. in Linguistics and Psycholinguistics: National Cheng Kung University
Mr. Thomas has a Master’s degree in Linguistics with a specialty in language acquisition, corpus linguistics, and psycholinguistics. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Chinese literature and obtained his qualified teacher license in Taiwan. Mr. Thomas used to teach Chinese in the Philippines and Taiwan. He started work at TCIS in 2015, teaching the Chinese language from elementary to secondary school, and was recognized with the Outstanding Teacher Award from the Private Educational Association of Samutprakarn in 2018. He has also served as a Chinese teacher trainer for Taiwan MOE, publishers, and universities. Currently, he teaches G5-8 CMT, reading & writing classes.
Mr. Thomas devotes himself to implementing differentiated instructional strategies and actively presenting students’ multiple intelligences in his class. He believes the teacher can create a successful learning experience for every student.
Besides education, Mr. Thomas is also interested in watching series, scenic tours, and coffee hopping around Thailand. His reading habits often focus on the issue of language processing, humanity & society, and world humanitarian issues. He believes the world's warmth comes from what we are concerned about in life.
Yu-Yu (Anita) Chen
Bachelor of Social Work, M.E.d in Counselor Education, Licensed in Social worker and Mental Health Counselor
Ms. Anita was born and raised in Taichung, Taiwan. Before joining TCIS, Ms. Anita worked as a medical social worker in the hospital for five years and pursued her M.E.d in clinical mental health at Penn State University, where she trained to work with children, teenagers and families. She worked as an in-home therapist with this population in the Boston area for a year and relocated back to Asia to work in schools in China and Taiwan for five years. Ms. Anita has compassion to work with students to identify their strengths, to support them go through the life transition and to reach full potential.
Yu-Yun (Winna) Cheng
Bachelor’s in Chinese literature, Tung Hai University
Master’s degree in Chinese literature, Tung Hai University
Winna is from Taiwan and earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Chinese literature from Tung Hai University. She has taught elementary school, middle school, high school and university in Taiwan and Thailand. Winna is also certified as a teacher both in Taiwan and Thailand.
This is the beginning of her 4th year at TCIS and her teaching experience has entered the 11th year. Winna will be teaching PK4 Chinese and also be the homeroom teacher for PK4B. She is interested in teaching Chinese to all ages! This is her first exposure to kindergarten education and her goal is to provide an environment where students have the opportunity to learn, to collaborate with each other and reach their potential. Winna is looking forward to working with her little shining stars!
Bachelor’s degree in Applied Chinese from Ming Chuan University
Master’s Degree in Teaching Chinese as a Second Language from National Normal Kaohsiung University
Ms. Chang has a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Chinese from Ming Chuan University and Master’s Degree in Teaching Chinese as a Second Language from National Normal Kaohsiung University. Ms. Chang has taught Chinese as both a second language and a mother tongue in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan and Thailand and has been the workshop leader for a number of workshops on teaching methods and classroom management. Ms. Chang speaks Chinese, English, Swedish, and Japanese, and her teaching is informed by her own language learning experiences. She is passionate about encouraging students to talk in the target language and share their interests and knowledge using Chinese as a tool to show what they know.
Yvonne Ann Green
Bachelor of Arts in Education: Massey University; Master’s degree in .Teaching and Learning (Distinction): University of Otago
Ms. Yvonne has a Master’s degree in Teaching and Learning, specialized in Primary Teaching, and obtained her Practicing Certificate of Teaching in New Zealand. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Education. Ms. Yvonne has taught Grades 3 to 5 previously in New Zealand. She started work at TCIS in 2023, teaching Guided Reading for ELL students.
Ms. Yvonne's classroom specialty lies in integrating literacy with education outside of the classroom. She led overnight camps for Grade 5 students with a focus on building students' resilience and collaborative problem-solving skills through adventure based activities. Service to the community was a big part of her classroom and each year her students engaged in a national Citizen Science project based on reducing garbage pollution in the ocean as well as participating in native plant regeneration projects. Ms. Yvonne believes that teachers can help shape children to be the problem-solvers for the big issues that our world faces.
Besides education, Ms. Yvonne is interested in hiking, reading, gardening and exploring local areas. She has previously run ultra-marathons and participated in 12 and 24 hour rogaines and adventure races. Coming to Thailand, she is hoping to get out hiking and explore nature, as well as start some more study. Her friends and family are all eager to visit and experience Thailand with her, so she is looking forward to sharing Thai culture with them.