Selina Yao was born and grew up in Shanghai. Selina gained her Bachelor’s Degree in Teaching Chinese As a Foreign language in 2010 from Shanghai University. She earned her Master’s Degree in Chinese Linguistics and Philology in 2013 from Shanghai University. She joined Mandarin King in June 2013.
Her major studies included: Introduction to Teaching Chinese As a Foreign Language, Methods of Teaching Chinese As a Foreign Language, General Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Social Linguistics, Computational Linguistics, Contemporary Chinese Language, Phonetics, Phonology, Philology, Dialectology, Syntactic, Teaching of Shanghai Dialect.
Since 2009, Selina has been teaching Mandarin to foreigners from USA, Europe, Asia and Africa. Most of them are businessmen, including managers, vise-presidents and CFOs. Alos, she has taught college students, housewives, English teachers. From one-on-one lessons to group lessons, from survival Chinese to business Chinese, from Mandarin to Shanghai Dialect, cultural knowledge, calligraphy, Chinese song. Selina is enthusiastic and patient in her teaching. Selina started to learn Chinese calligraphy when she was in middle school. She received grad A for her calligraphy course and gained a certificate after she took the calligraphy test in Shanghai. Through her profession of teaching Chinese language, she always very enthusiastic to introduce and teach her students who have interests to learn Chinese calligraphy.