Hai Hai Thompson, Mandarin Specialist

Ms. Haihai is a native Chinese (Mandarin) speaker. She is an experienced Chinese language instructor with a focus on children’s education. Her strong cross culture experiences, having lived and worked in both China and the U.S. for many years, benefits her students in relating to and appreciating the language.

Haihai was born in Shanghai and later grew up in Beijing where she earned a Bachelor of Science and a Masters of Law from Beijing University. She started one of the first private law firms in China and then later came to the U.S. to attend the American Graduate School of International Management (Thunderbird). Haihai met her American husband there and moved to the U.S. permanently. She has lived in the U.S. for 25 years and the Austin area for the past 18 years. She has two daughters ages 19 and 14.

Haihai has ten years of Mandarin teaching experience. In 2006, she started her Mandarin teaching career at the Austin Great Wall Chinese School where she earned her Mandarin teaching certification. In 2011, she joined the staff at Austin-area international school where she established and developed the Mandarin curriculum under the IB program criteria. She also completed the IB certification.

Haihai is very excited to join the staff at International School of Texas. She brings an enthusiasm and energy to the classroom that is contagious and inspiring. In her spare time, she likes to read, travel and practice yoga.

Email address:​ h.thompson@ISTexas.org

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