• Ni Hao! Welcome to MYP Chinese Immersion 

    "Individuals and Societies - Language and Literature"        

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    Name: Tom Zhang
    Phone: 410-426-3650

    Dear Parents and Guardians,

    Ni Hao!

    My name is Tom Zhang and I have been an emergent substitute teacher at Baltimore International Academy (BIA) for about five years. As an experienced teacher, I have taught students from the K to 8th grades in Chinese Language Arts, Math, Social Study and Science through immersion teaching methods as well as the strategies used with the International Baccalaureate (IB) programme. I also help the Chinese Immersion students study and prepare for the Youth Chinese Test (YCT) and Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK: Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi). 

    Up to now, I have worked with teachers of BIA Chinese team and volunteers from the Confucius Institute of China for many culture events, such as Spring Music Festival, Chinese Culture Week, Chinese New Year Celebrations. After each event, the organizers have recognized me as a great helper and team member. I have always learned a lot from our great team. BIA is a great family, I am encouraged, inspired and enlightened by the teachers from Spanish, Russian, Arabian, and French teams. Their passion and dedication to the students inspire me to do the same. I also want to mention that BIA has a wonderful Administration team that has given me assistance and provided opportunities to better serve our unique community. These factors have contributed to my loyalty to BIA.

    I firmly believe that BIA is a “community school”. The teachers, staff, families and community groups are dedicated to providing an academically rigorous, internationally orientated and socially responsible learning environment that challenges all students to achieve. I have the passion, and long term desire, to teach Chinese Language and Literature to our students at BIA. I believe that it is a great journey to share the beauty of Chinese culture with young children, as well as to serve school community with my knowledge. 

    I am pleased and honored to be working with your Middle School children this year for Language and Literature and Individuals and Societies (Social Studies). I believe that together we can ensure that your children will strengthen their skills and knowledge and achieve their academic goals.

    I will make myself available to communicate with you before and after school, during my planning period and lunch. You can reach me by email at: tzh2011@yahoo.com and by telephone at 410-426-3650. I look forward to working with you and your children.

    Sincerely yours,

    Tom Zhang

    Language and Literature/Individuals and Societies

    Chinese Immersion MYP Teacher





     Tom Z