Teacher Spotlight: Ivy Wong

November 20, 2019

1. What is your name?

Ivy Wong

2. Where do you teach?

ESF Beacon Hill School, ESF Kowloon Junior School, ESF Renaissance College, ESF Language & Learning Centre, Wan Chai

3. What classes do you teach?


4. Tell us an unusual fact about yourself?

On my 16th birthday, I was in Wales for my Duke of Edinburgh Gold Expedition. My group  split up and the army was sent out to look for us.  It was an unforgettable experience pitching a tent in darkness, in the middle of a field full of sheep.

5. What are your hobbies?

Netflix surfing.  Not Netflix and surfing.

6. Do you have any unusual talents?

I can roll my tongue to form the letter M and speak Hakka, a dialect of Chinese, but not at the same time.

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

Interacting with students from different school and cultural backgrounds is a great learning experience for me.  It gives me a broader perspective of what our younger generations are experiencing inside and outside of the school environment.

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

During my teaching practicum, I was asked by my mentor to make sure that a school letter was given to all students at the end of the day.  I followed her instructions carefully and got the students packed up and ready to go home.  Upon seeing a letter on the floor, I stopped all the children from leaving the classroom, asked them to check their bags again, shouting "Whose letter is this? Everyone check again!"  It turned out to be my copy that I had dropped on the floor!  I have improved on letter distribution since then.

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

Fun fact - Reading for six minutes each day can reduce stress by up to 68%.