Tian Kun is from Anhui, China and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Changchun University. In 2011, she took part in an English language and American culture exchange program at the University of Missouri, Kansas City. Since 2006, she has taught English at Fuyang Hongqi High School in Anhui Province. Ms. Tian is interested in documentaries and films, travelling, and cooking. Her primary objective for participating in the Teachers of Critical Languages Program is to help American students learn the Chinese language and gain a better understanding of Chinese culture. She also desires to improve her teaching skills in general and therefore benefit her future students. She was hosted by Etowah High School (2,367 students and 120 teachers) in Woodstock, Georgia (pop. 23,896).