1. What is your name?

Huiwen Cheung

2. Where do you teach?

ESF Language & Learning Centre (Wan Chai)

3. What classes do you teach?

Kindergarten, Phonics, Upper Primary Writing

4. Tell us an unusual fact about yourself?

I have studied three European languages, French, German and Russian. I also understand three Chinese dialects.

5. What are your hobbies?

I love travelling and seeing the world. So far, I visited 61 countries! Recently, I was thrilled to visit Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia.

6. Do you have any unusual talents?

I am an artist and trained as an Secondary School Art and Design Teacher. I make contemporary art paintings about nature using colour, music and abstraction.

7. Why do you enjoy teaching at ESF Language & Learning?

I love working with great people who inspire, bring out the best in creative, collaborative and quality education through language and arts. I especially love to see students understanding a concept, process and running with it. It brings me great joy to see each one enjoy learning, growing in confidence and being kind.

8. Share a funny story that has happened in your classroom.

We were talking about our favourite food with a class of 4 year olds. One student said ‘shoeshi,’ I looked puzzled, so I drew a picture of a shoe on top of a piece of sushi rice and another picture of a salmon sushi. The students roared with laughter and beaming smiles, so chose the correct pronunciation of sushi and what a fun day!

9. Anything that you would like to share with us?

“Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.” Aristotle
“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” Xunzi