Zhang Wenyu is from Chengdu, China. She received her bachelor's degree in English linguistics from Sichuan College of Education and her master's degree in education administration from Sichuan Normal University. Ms. Zhang has been an English teacher at Xinjin Huarun Primary School since 1997. Before she became a teacher, she was the office director for her school. Ms. Zhang enjoys outdoor activities, yoga, dancing, jogging, and listening to music in her spare time. She also likes traveling and communicating with people from different cultures. During her year in the United States, she is looking forward to celebrating Christmas Day and sharing the Spring Festival with her students. Ms. Zhang’s primary objectives for participating in TCLP are to develop a deeper understanding of American culture and society, help American students better understand Chinese language and culture, and learn new teaching methodologies to share with her colleagues in China. She was hosted by West Park Academy in Chicago, IL.