Our Team

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Felix is the heart and soul of Domino. He started it in 2013 and is now mainly working as the product manager.

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Senior Principal

You’ll get to know Ann a lot more in our videos as she teaches the course together with Felix. At the moment, she’s busy working hard on our new upcoming HSK courses.

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Project Manager

Chris has been involved since we decided to expand with the online course. He’s responsible for all the important things that occur behind the camera.

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Ifor is another brilliant developer that we’ve been very fortunate to partner with. He is clashing developer minds with Charlie and together they have built the current website (v3.0) and our own beautiful app.

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Charlie is our beloved developer. He has built the entire website and all the new features are thanks to him.

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Dan is our Domino journalist. In his blog you'll find everything you need about China and its language.

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Chinese teacher

Only hard-working students will get to know Juju. After level 10, the course will be taught entirely in Chinese and at that point, Juju will step in alongside Felix.

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Gavin Gao

Head of Customer Support & Designer & Chinese Teacher(Practice Sessions)

Gavin is our head of customer support and also a design wiz. You are likely to talk to him if you are in our classroom and can find him all across our discord servers - also if you like the new design, let him know. He will be happy!

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Yuyang Chen

Chinese Teacher

Yuyang Chen is a Qualified Chief Examiner of HSK Centre in Canberra, Australia. He was trained in the Headquarters of Confucius Institute in Beijing and sent to the Australian School of Contemporary Chinese teaching from Beginner to Advanced classes. He finished his Master’s in China and is doing a Ph.D. program at the University of Canberra.

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Emma Liu

Chinese Teacher

Emma lives in Germany, where she has majored in Chinese studies and teaching Chinese as a foreign language. She joined Domino Chinese as she wants to help the world understand the beautiful logic of the Chinese language. Emma is also Domino’s Cultural Class teacher.

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Qiyao Li

Chinese Teacher

Qiyao Li, born and raised in Beijing, is a passionate and experienced Mandarin teacher with an MA in Second Language Education from McGill University, Canada. She is currently based in Montreal, where she teaches Chinese full-time. To Qiyao there’s nothing more enjoyable than starting the learning journey with Mandarin lovers from all over the world! You’ll like her energy and her creative ways of explaining things in class!

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Elsa Wu

Chinese Teacher

Born and raised in Beijing, Elsa Wu holds a Master's Degree from Beijing Normal University and a Certificate for Teachers of Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages. With an in-depth understanding of the Chinese characters and culture, she is motivated to help the students not only master the language but also enjoy the profound culture behind it.

What are we doing?

Our team decided to expand with online teaching after structuring and improving lessons for people over time and now the course has improved significantly. We’ve created more comprehensive courses with an elaborate focus to give you a foundation that will keep your level high AND get you speaking and writing Chinese asap. We’ve already had a lot of students all over the world go through all the 100+ hours of content where they’ve become comfortable at writing, reading, and speaking Chinese.

How do we do it?

We aim to present awesome Chinese education to anyone who wants to learn a new language. Students can maximize their language learning ability by applying the building block method and connecting them to daily situations.

Our lessons are adapted to be short, so you only spend a brief moment of every day slowly building up to fluent Chinese. Domino Chinese is adapted to fit into anyone’s schedule. We have provided the most time-efficient and informative language courses while being open in how we provide valuable language learning.

We firmly believe in the importance of being able to relate your language learning to everyday situations. We have incorporated real-life interactions with local Chinese in China to expose you to the natural reactions of the locals. In addition, we make language learning fun by incorporating memorable segments.

With over 2000 videos and 400 text files, we promise that you’ll be learning and laughing. We like to call it “edutainment”.

Why are we doing this?

Language learning is fun! Other than the traditional ways of learning new languages as we grew up, we have created an alternative way of learning Chinese by using logical building-block methods and connecting them. This alternative learning style is more effective for adults rather than regurgitation and repetition. As language learners ourselves, we want to understand the patterns of the language and the reasoning behind its use. This is where we consider our learning method the alternative way of learning Chinese. We have built a great team of people who enjoy working together to revolutionize the learning system to give knowledge to more people around the globe. Learning should be fun and not remind you of school.

We give the overall picture of teaching Chinese. Unlike having smaller courses that touch on the subject and having less notion of the overall picture, we have one long course that you follow from the starting point until the finish line, and we’ll guide our students along the way.