Yang Lijian is from Tianjin and was educated in the countryside in north Tianjin. He has taught for 10 years and currently teaches at the Tianjin Yaohua High School, which is a key school directly under the administration of the Tianjin Municipal Committee of Education. He is a researcher of TEFL in China and won first prize for his research paper on TEFL and information technology. He participated in the first international annual conference of IATEFL held in China in 2002 and also participated in a cultural exchange to Australia in 2003. Mr. Yang, who was hosted by Shuang Wen School, P.S. 184 M in New York City, is also involved in educational reform in China.