Sophie Yang - Our Team

Sophie Yang

Bilingual Ambassador

Sophie is a firm believer in experiential learning. Sophie’s deep understanding of both Chinese and Western cultures allows her to combine the strengths of the two worlds into her daily work. Sophie’s experience in the business world cultivated her strategic mindset and spirit of always striving for excellence.

Sophie completed her primary and secondary education in China. Growing up in a maker family, Sophie enjoyed solving real life problems with her inventions. She was admitted to University of Cambridge as the first pilot student straight after Chinese high school. At Cambridge, Sophie received her bachelor’s degree in Engineering and master’s degree in Finance.

Sophie has worked for leading global investment banks and Fortune 500 companies including UBS and JT International. Sophie worked closely with senior leadership in these firms to manage strategic and acquisition projects across Asia Pacific.

Sophie has always been passionate about education and finds education her next calling. She strives to discover each child’s uniqueness, and to enlighten them to find their significance and meaning in life. Sophie is a trained Positive Education educator.

In her life, Sophie enjoys travelling and reading stories to children.

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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.