Thomas Lane, originally from the United Kingdom, joined Dipont Education this summer. He is working as a biology teacher in our international curriculum center in Chengdu Shishi High School.
He’s been teaching in China for five years, after originally coming to the country for a year-long gap year after university. He enjoys Chinese culture and food, and the convenient lifestyle of China’s big cities. He is the only biology teacher at Shishi High School and is enjoying the autonomy he has to teach the curriculum in his own way.
We caught up with Thomas via video call to chat about his experiences of teaching in China and how he came to join Dipont Education in Chengdu:
Chengdu Shishi High School was founded in 141 B.C. and has operated on the same site for more than 2,150 years. The school has an excellent reputation on a provincial and national level and is located in the downtown area on an attractive campus.
Chengdu is the capital of Sichuan province and one of China’s largest cities. With a long history, it is famous for its relaxed lifestyle, spicy cuisine and as the home of the panda.