Fu Wa is a Chinese Mandarin/English primary class at intercultural montessori Oak Park campus. The name means Dolls of Blessing, also known as Friendlies. These “good luck dolls” were the mascots of the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing, and are playful talismans of good fortune.
Jing NiuLead Teacher, Chinese Mandarin
Ms. Jing is AMS Montessori certified to teach students aged 3-6 years. She has been teaching at Intercultural Montessori Language School since 2009. Ms. Jing has been the lead teacher in the Fu Wa community for three years and prior to this, she was the lead teacher in the Long Feng classroom community at the Chicago Campus. Ms. Jing came to Intercultural with a Bachelor’s in Environmental Engineering from Tianjin University China, and a Master's in Computer Science from the Illinois Institute of Technology. Ms. Jing has worked as a teacher at Little Linguist Academy, Language Stars, and in the public school system before coming to Intercultural. She is dedicated to the Montessori approach to teaching and provides her students with a warm and nurturing environment.
Fang Chen LiuAssistant Teacher
Ms. Fang-Chen is originally from China and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Bilingual Broadcasting and a Master’s Degree in the Art of Film. She also holds the Certificate of Mandarin Proficiency, Test, Level 1A (highest possible level). Based on many years of broadcasting and acting experience in China, Ms. Fang-Chen integrates drama into students’ daily learning to inspire students and to provide opportunities for immersion in the Chinese language. As a teacher new to the Montessori community, she is passionate about the philosophy and ready to commit to it. Ms. Fang-Chen is a caring teacher with a strong affinity for all of her students.