“My personal mission in life is helping to be responsible for preserving balance and a peaceful relationship between the United States and China.“
Cheng is a Chinese-American entrepreneur and former real estate developer who was born and raised in New York. While studying Marketing at the Stern School of Business at New York University, he began to realize the importance of being able to proficiently communicate in Chinese.
In 2006, Cheng began researching various Chinese language programs throughout the United States to find the most effective way to learn Chinese. He tried different Chinese schools, tutors, and self-study programs including software, web-based programs, downloadable tutorials, books, mp3s, and videos. Unhappy with the results these programs delivered, in 2007, Cheng moved to Shanghai, China to learn from native Chinese speakers.
After working with several language experts, he discovered that the best way to learn Chinese is with a private, highly-trained, and certified language instructor and customized course plans that use a teaching method and materials that are proven to work. Cheng, with the help of some language experts, developed and began to systematize the teaching method and recruit an incredible team of certified Mandarin teachers. At the end of 2007, Cheng and his team of language consultants created Mando Mandarin.
Wang researches and develops new methods of teaching Chinese that make learning and retaining the language materials progressively easier. She has an extensive background in language studies and educational training. Originally from Beijing, Wang has degrees in Education and Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language from Zhengzhou University in China. As an undergraduate, she taught a client base of over one-hundred university students. She returned to Beijing after graduation and founded a language training center. Then in 2005, she moved to Shanghai where she founded a second language school called Top Mandarin Language and Culture Training Center.
Wang is responsible for choosing, interviewing, and training each teacher at Mando Mandarin. She also has authored two workbooks for beginners that shorten the learning curve. She is a world-class teacher and teacher-trainer and is regularly sought out by executives of Fortune 500 companies in Shanghai for her ability to teach outstanding Business Chinese courses. Some of her students have come from international companies such as GM China, IKEA, Wyeth (Pfizer), PF AsiaDirect, Pacific Prime and ProMod, among others.