Iwen has been an educator for youths since 2005 working with a range of ages from infants to high school students. 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, hiking, kayaking and travelling.
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 6 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.