YinPing RueMandarin Chinese
Department: Upper School
M.A. in Education, National Louis University
Mrs. Yinping Rue is originally from China and moved to the United States in 2008. She graduated from Xi’an International Studies University with a B.A degree in Chinese Language and Literature in 2004. She has always had a passion for teaching the Chinese language and culture. Mrs. Rue began teaching at Admiral Farragut Academy in 2010 as a Mandarin Chinese teacher and also served as a mentor for the Chinese boarding students. She is always trying to use new techniques in the classroom to enhance her student’s experiences learning Chinese. In December of 2014, she earned her Masters degree in Teaching, Learning, and Assessment from National Louis University.
As a language teacher, Mrs. Rue believes that teaching and learning should be fun. A creative and collaborative setting can get twice the result with half the effort for both the teachers and the students. Mrs. Rue has students observe the world on their own or with a group as they discuss topics and collaborate often in the classroom. This way helps them to become self-learners and critical thinkers. She believes that teachers work as facilitators, who use different strategies to bring fun, creativity and enthusiasm into learning to stimulate students’ interests and expand their eagerness for knowledge and the discovering the world.