About

Sin Yee Cindy Chau 周嬗儀

 

Cindy used to teach English in a secondary school in Hong Kong. She has a Master of Art degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).

 

After moving to Canada then the United States, Cindy started her first blog DauDingism 豆丁主義 to describe interesting life and travel experiences. Cindy has also helped immigrants, visiting scholars, and international students in university to learn English. She has also taught kids and adolescents piano, music, craft, Math, and the Bible, too. 

Cindy is now living in San Francisco, USA. She is a mom of a toddler, a private English/Cantonese/piano teacher, and a believer. 

You may contact her here on this site,

or email her: sinyeechaulai@gmail.com

Her TESOL Profile & Portfolio: 
https://portfolium.com/SinYeeChau

Dau Ding 豆丁

Both dau 豆 (pea) and ding 丁 (a bit) are small. In Cantonese, dau ding means small and is also used to refer to young kids.

 

Cindy created the character DauDing when she was in high school. She enjoys being a small person on the planet Earth, being grateful for this magnificent world and all the "ordinary" and "extraordinary" people who have made this world an interesting place to live.

 

Believing in potentials and strengths in learners, her teaching materials and activities have been created with learners in mind, aiming to empower them to become confident, independent learners. 

History of DauDingism 《豆丁主義》的歷史
 

Cindy started her first Chinese blog DauDingism 豆丁主義 when she lived in Canada. She wrote about her life and travel experiences. Her blog was well-known for the cute illustrations and the teaching of the use of Google Blogger. She stopped blogging when she moved to San Francisco because of business.

 

After becoming a mom (while studying Master's part-time), she started tutoring languages online, and  this site was created for her students. Then, the pandemic came. She asked casually if there were other families who would like to have Cantonese Circle Times, which received a lot of attention. This language learning community was established. When families expressed interests in language learning materials, Cindy started to share more. 

 

Cindy hopes that language learning is more accessible for families of different backgrounds. She is trying to share as many free resources as possible. Most importantly, she hopes to share the joy of language teaching and learning with you! 

Cindy住在加拿大的時候開始她的第一個中文網誌《DauDingism 豆丁主義 》。網誌內容多是生活與旅遊的見聞與趣事,網誌也因為可愛的插畫與Google Blogger教學而備受關注。後來由於生活繁忙,Cindy停寫了網誌。

然後,她做了媽媽(又一邊兼讀碩士),開始了網上語言教學。本站就是為她的學生而設的。後來,因為瘟疫,她隨便問問有沒有家庭有興趣廣東話小組時間,想不到有興趣的家庭很多,這個語言學習的群體就成立了。當不同家庭表達學習需求,Cindy就開始分享更多的學習資源。

Cindy希望不同背景的家庭都可以更容易學習語言,所以她嘗試分享免費資源,不過,她最想的是和大家分享語言教學與學習的興趣!

I am curious and enthusiastic.

I always wonder how different people are living their lives in different places on the same earth.

I hear anger. 

I see disappointment.

I want to help people see their beauty, strengths, and power.

 

I am curious and enthusiastic.

I pretend to focus on one thing at a time.

I feel that different parts of my brain yearn for attention.

I touch my touchpad…and things are out of control.

I worry I love too little.

I cry when people suffer.

 

I am curious and enthusiastic.

I understand time is limited and so is life too.

I say: to live, to learn, and to love.

I dream I teach, I write, I create, I parent, and I love.  

I try to prioritize.

I hope I will have fought a good fight, finished my race, and kept the faith.

 

I am curious and enthusiastic. 

S. Y. Cindy Chau

May 2020

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