Zhang Haiyang is from Chengdu, Sichuan, China and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Sichuan Normal University. Since September 2011, he has taught English at the Primary School attached to Chengdu Normal University in Chengdu. He has participated in many teaching contests. Mr. Zhang lives with his friends and is interested in philosophy, reading, fishing and sports. His goals for participating in the Teachers of Critical Languages Program are to bring original Chinese culture to U.S. classrooms, to learn advanced teaching methodologies and teaching philosophies in the U.S. and to seek the possibility of establishing relationships between his current primary school and American schools. He was hosted by Notre Dame Catholic School (333 students and 22 teachers) in Denver, Colorado (pop. 620,000).