Suzhou Program TeacherTestimonial

Paige – Suzhou, Jiangsu Province


I am Paige V. Hickson (Sheng Peizhi) and I am currently an English Language teacher with Suzhou English Class Programme. I am currently working at two wonderful schools; Jingfan Middle School and No.12 Middle School and I am thoroughly enjoying my time at both schools. As I intend on pursuing a career in teaching and I believe this experience will be thoroughly fascinating as it will allow me to engage with a China’s education system and ultimately, make me a better teacher.


I graduated from Durham University this summer after having read BA Hons Education and English. At university I was involved in many societies including being my college’s Junior Common Room Vice President and musically directing a choir. Originally I am from a small, industrial town in the north of England called Scunthorpe and I lived there with my parents and pet dog. My hobbies include singing, travelling and reading novels and in particular singing has given me some fantastic opportunities, such as singing in the BBC Proms.


I also cannot wait to explore China during my time here and see all of the fascinating sights and celebrations.