About Mr. Ran An...
Position: Mandarin Chinese 1/2/Honor 3/AP 4/AP 5
Room: E 208
Welcome to Mandarin Chinese class! My name is Ran An. I’m excited to be teaching the Chinese language and culture to the young ladies and gentlemen at Hamilton High School. I cannot wait to get started teaching. I have a simple goal of making Chinese language learning fun, relevant and easy for every student.
My Education and Professional Background
I got my Master of Chinese Language & Literature from Central China Normal University. My research is on the Chinese ancient versification. I also got another master's degree from Jackson State University. Before joining CUSD, I taught college level Mandarin Chinese at Mississippi College (MC) for 8 years, and established Chinese language as a minor for undergraduate students at MC. I also taught AP Chinese for 5 years at a local charter school in Arizona. I was a board member of Mississippi Foreign Language Association in 2014. I became an AP Chinese test reader in 2008.
My Educational Philosophy
I believe that to deliver students a language education led by inquiry and activity can motivate them to reach highest potential. While teaching Chinese to my students, I organize many workshops on Chinese music, art, calligraphy, and cuisine to promote their involvement with Chinese culture.