Ma (Maggie Ma) was born and raised in Tianjin in China. She attended Tianjin Normal University where she earned first a BA in Chinese Language and Literature, followed by an ME in Chinese Teaching for Secondary Schools. She first taught at the Taipei Language Institute at their Beijing and Tianjin campuses). She then took a position at the International School of Tianjin, an IB World School where she has now worked for 8 years. In this capacity, she has attended numerous IB professional development workshops in Beijing, Hong Kong, Suzhou and Beijing on MYP Language, IB Diploma Language and Literature, and IB Diploma Mandarin Literature, as well as other international school and EARCOS workshops on topics such as differentiation. She has also supervised IB Extended Essays on topics including poetry and Chinese internet slang.
With nearly a decade’s experience teaching IB Mandarin in a long-established IB School in China, Maggie Ma is an ideal teacher for our Chinese Mandarin Literature IB students.