Alice Cheng - Our Team

Alice Cheng

Chinese Teacher

Alice grew up in Meizhou, Guangdong Province, and moved to Hong Kong when she was a teenager. She discovered her interest and talent in language at an early age, and has had over a decade of experience in teaching Chinese to primary school students from various cultural and language backgrounds. With a background in translation and early childhood education, Alice brings with her years of Montessori teaching experience, which has helped shape her creative and caring approach towards teaching young children. At Bloom, she will be teaching Chinese as a Main Language (CML) classes across all grades and supporting the Magnolia G5/6 homeroom.

Alice has a sunny and cheerful personality that makes her popular and engaging to young children. Her positive attitude towards life and learning can be seen mirrored by her students. She cares deeply about each child and is a firm believer of personalized learning that encourages holistic development. Her goal is to make Chinese learning accessible and organic at Bloom.

In her spare time, Alice enjoys singing and spends a lot of time playing instruments, including percussion and piano. You can also find her hiking on weekends and scouting for potential field trip routes for Bloom students.

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Connie Yin

Chinese Teacher

Connie’s passion in language and literature leads her to various areas, from advertising to translation studies, and eventually to bilingual education. She has taught in private bilingual schools, ESF schools and other international schools in Hong Kong, with curriculum experiences over Chinese immersion, IB PYP Chinese and Chinese as a foreign language. Connie holds a MA in Translation from Hong Kong Baptist University and a MED from The University of Hong Kong. She also finishes her PGDE from Education University of Hong Kong, where she is trained in special needs education with a focus on supporting students with challenges in Chinese reading and writing. She is experienced in one-on-one and small group learning support, as well as classroom lead teaching for all Primary grade levels.

With a firm belief that students’ well-being is the foundation of education, Connie is dedicated to research and design engaging Chinese lessons with appropriate differentiation strategies. She has also applied her training from art and music therapy to help channeling students’ emotions, and actively integrated multi-sensory and multimedia tools in her classes to motivate learning. In her spare time, Connie enjoys books and movies, hiking and cycling. She is looking forward to taking her students to the bigger classroom outside — parks and trails, art venues and local communities — to experience and explore the beauty and creativity shaped by languages and culture.