The CLI Team

At CLI, we recognize that the people you interact with every day can enrich your learning experience in incredible ways. We’re dedicated to selecting the very best Chinese language instructors and most passionate program directors. CLI is a family and an international community. We welcome you to meet the team!

Our Teachers

In order to qualify for a teaching position at CLI, candidates are required to have a bachelor’s degree or higher from a four-year, fully accredited Chinese university. In addition, we consider a broad set of qualities that exemplify the ideal teacher, including not just education and work experience, but also friendliness, humor, emotional intelligence, and creativity. These factors are carefully measured through several rounds of interviews and lesson simulations.

CLI has received hundreds of applications from qualified teachers over the past several years for our limited teaching positions. Our team underpins everything we do at CLI.

Gina Febie Yung Ruza Kolok Watch CLI Student Testimonials Jenny Abby
Sunny Avril Dayong June Nancy Katherine Ivory Wendy Lee Winona
Echo Zhan Managing Director Mingming LiuDirector of Sales, Asia MolinLocal Coordinator Nancy FriedDirector of Enrollment Jeff FriedCreative Director Susan PanStudy Abroad Manager Learn More About Guilin Anias Stambolis-D’AgostinoCo-Director

Our Administration

Passion is what binds all of CLI’s administrators together – we love what we do. We have dedicated ourselves to building cultural bridges between China and the rest of the world. Each member of our international team has extensive China experience and profound professional and academic interest in the PRC. Our primary goal is to help you understand China and Chinese by sharing our knowledge and expertise with you in every way we can.

Click on our team member photos to read our individual China stories.

Robert FriedCo-Founder Bradford FriedCo-Founder Summer Liu Student Activities Manager Lea SimmonsOutreach Manager Tristan LvProperty Manager XiaoyangIT Manager Tania YeromiyanAdmissions Manager Nikki LiangProgram Manager