Sin Yee Cindy Chau 周嬗儀


Cindy started teaching immigrant children in Hong Kong when she was in high school. With the passion to teach and a love of the English language, she studied English in the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Upon graduation, she taught English in a secondary school.


Cindy moved to Canada after getting married. She started her first blog DauDingism 豆丁主義, which is about her interesting life and travel experiences. She did not stop teaching though, but continued to help immigrants with their English.

Cindy continued her passion of English Language teaching after she moved to San Francisco. She earned a Master of Art degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) at San Francisco State University, where she gained more teaching experience with the elderly, visiting scholars, and International students.

Throughout all these years, she has taught all ages—from children as young as three to the 80s. She has also taught Chinese, piano, music theory, art and craft, Math, and the Bible, too. 

Now, she spends most of her time teaching her sweet daughter, Abrielle, and taking care of her baby boy.   




You may contact her here on this site, or email her:

Her TESOL Profile & Portfolio 她的英文教學檔案: 


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 simply because of her busy personal life.


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。



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