Our Teachers

In order to qualify for a teaching position at CLI, candidates are required to have a bachelor’s degree or higher from a four-year, fully accredited Chinese university. In addition, we consider a broad set of qualities that exemplify the ideal teacher, including not just education and work experience, but also friendliness, humor, emotional intelligence, and creativity. These factors are carefully measured through several rounds of interviews and lesson simulations.

CLI has received hundreds of applications from qualified teachers over the past several years for our limited teaching positions. Our team underpins everything we do at CLI.

Our Administration

Passion is what binds all of CLI’s administrators together – we love what we do. We have dedicated ourselves to building cultural bridges between China and the rest of the world. Each member of our international team has extensive China experience and profound professional and academic interest in the PRC. Our primary goal is to help you understand China and Chinese by sharing our knowledge and expertise with you in every way we can.

Click on our team member photos to read our individual China stories.

Echo Zhan
Co-Director
Anias Stambolis-D’Agostino
Co-Director
Molin
Local Coordinator
Nancy Fried
Director of Enrollment
Jeff Fried
Creative Director
Susan Pan
Study Abroad Manager
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Anne Meredith
Program Manager
Tania Yeromiyan
Admissions Manager
Nikki Liang
Program Manager

Our Administration

Passion is what binds all of CLI’s administrators together – we love what we do. We have dedicated ourselves to building cultural bridges between China and the rest of the world. Each member of our international team has extensive China experience and profound professional and academic interest in the PRC. Our primary goal is to help you understand China and Chinese by sharing our knowledge and expertise with you in every way we can.

Click on our team member photos to read our individual China stories.

Robert Fried
Co-Founder
Bradford Fried
Co-Founder
Summer Liu
Student Activities Manager
Lea Simmons
Outreach Manager
Tristan Lv
Property Manager
Xiaoyang
IT Manager