Cao Xiaoyan, Master’s degree from Communication University of China – Communication & Journalism. Cao Xiaoyan is a senior Mandarin teacher. She is enthusiastic, patient and responsible and has been teaching Mandarin as a foreign language since 2004. Ms. Cao’s experience includes teaching conversational, academic and classical Mandarin to foreign students, in environments ranging from small lectures to individual and small-group discussion classes. She has a deep understanding of Chinese traditional culture, especially in Chinese characters, Chinese traditional painting, calligraphy, and Chinese Martial Arts (Bagua Zhang). Ms. Cao just starts her own Chinese painting workshop－Su Ren Ink Workshop － for sharing her experiences and understanding in a traditional way of painting.