Hello! My name is Charlaine. I was born and raised in Canada's national capital. When I have spare time, I enjoy reading, spending time with friends and enjoying the beautiful outdoors. I also love to travel! I have had the privilege to see many different parts of the world including the beautiful scenery in Guilin (桂林）and the majestic Great Wall of China.
I have spent many years teaching people of all different ages. I have taught English as a Second Language in the Canadian School Board along with various other subjects. After receiving my TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) certificate, I have also enjoyed teaching private ESL classes. Since 2002 I have been studying Chinese. As a language learner myself, I feel that I am better able to understand my students. Being able to understand the joys and challenges of learning a new language, I believe helps me to be a better teacher.
I enjoy teaching and I am excited to be part of the Sprout4future program. I look forward to