At Language Garden Academy, we foster an authentic environment in which second-language acquisition happens naturally. Our cohesive curriculum presents ample opportunities for children to see, hear and speak their new language through interactive and engaging activities. Our classes are capped at 8 students each, enabling us to emphasize on differentiated instructions for different learning styles and abilities. We currently offer Mandarin immersion Preschool, Parent & Child, Martial Arts, Pottery and Language & Art for grades K and up.
Iwen has been an educator for youths since 2005 working with a range of ages from infants to high school students. She is a Washington State certificated teacher with endorsements in Chinese Mandarin and Visual Arts. She is also a professional world language storyteller for local libraries. Her client list includes but not limited to the City of Seattle, Seattle Parks & Recreation, Seattle School District, Edmonds School District, Seattle Public Library, King County Library System, Sno-Isle Library, Confucius Institute and Chinese Information and Services Center. She is actively involved in her own children's education as a PTA member and a volunteer in their schools. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, art gallery hopping, photography, pottery making, kayaking and globe-trotting.