Bolding and Zhu Yan currently reside in Houston, TX. They
are formerly residents of Changzhou, China, having relocated
to the USA in 2005. They have extensive knowledge of the
business world, social and everyday life in Changzhou,
Jiangsu Province, China.
the daughter of bank presidents, worked in the banking
industry for one of the four government owned banks in
China, the Agricultural Bank of China. In her 18 year tenure
at the Agricultural Bank in Changzhou, she served as a joint
venture loan official with emphasis on overseas joint
venture loans. She is accredited by the government of China
as a loan officer. Yan attended Nanjing Teacher's
University, '86, majoring in English and is fluent . In her
banking capacities, Yan served as an English
translator within the bank and was asked to take extensive
English continuing education instruction throughout her
career. She has
also taught beginner ESL at the primary school level . She lived in
the Eastern China for her entire life and knows the people
and business community there intimately. Yan hopes to be
able to assist teachers from abroad to understand Chinese
people and customs.
Bolding worked in Changzhou, China as a foreign English
instructor from 2003 to 2005 at the Wujin Hutang
Experimental Junior Middle School located just outside of
Changzhou. He is very familiar with the Chinese way of life,
thinking and history. Mark has worked in many fields of
human service including healthcare administration, teaching
and ministry. He has worked in many aspects of languages
services management in Houston and currently works at a area
hospital in the business department.
Being raised in Jiangsu
Province, Yan can give the prospective student an idea of
what the society is like there and Mark can give them an
idea of what a foreigner can expect.
and Yan recruit teachers for the Chinese educational system
at no cost to the candidates.
from the Jiangsu Province Education Department in Nanjing contacted
them after they relocated to the USA and asked for help due
to the acute need for professional teachers in the Province.
It is their hope that many
teachers from America can assist the youth of China while
learning about and personally experiencing the China that
they both love so dearly.