Zhang Xiaolin is from Yangzhou, China. She received her bachelor's degree in English education from Suzhou University of Science and Technology in 2008 and her master's degree in education management from Yangzhou University in 2015. She has been an English teacher and eighth grade leader at Gaoyou Foreign Language School since 2019. Ms. Zhang enjoys researching TEFL methodologies and technology and uses these skills in the classroom. In her free time, she enjoys reading and exercising. During her year in the United States, she is looking forward to sharing traditional cultural holidays with her American students. Ms. Zhang’s primary objectives for participating in TCLP are to compare Chinese and American language teaching methodologies and use what she learns to improve her teaching and help her students learn more efficiently. She will be hosted by Wiggs Middle School in El Paso, TX.