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Meet the Management Team

Message from the CEO

Wang Yanming, CEO

Houhai English is an English language school in Beijing, China. Our commitment is to provide the best curriculum system, and our mission is to be the leader in English language teaching and acquisition in China. We pride ourselves in delivering quality education to our students, thereby maximizing value to their future dreams. Our efforts in the above cause have helped us grow tremendously fast, notwithstanding that the only marketing we've had is word of mouth. 


Houhai English is built on fundamentally sound principles.



Houhai English ensures sincerity in it's interaction with teachers, all employees, students, and parents.



By bringing our personal best, including integrity, we hold ourselves and thus the school to a higher standard of performance, leading to constant innovation in everything we do. 



We are committed to providing services that meet or exceed the student requirements and apply to regulatory standards and specifications. Quality is not a delegated responsibility, and each employee is committed to achieving quality goals in the work they perform.


We have a strong code of ethics and conduct framework that applies to all employees and those who work on behalf of Houhai English.



Passion for your job leads to success. Our staff needs to be motivated and driven to be the best they can be. Passion, drive, motivation, zeal, call it what you want. A self-driven attitude about your job and your work can help lead you down the path to success.


Thank you for your interest in our school!


Yao Ying (Yvette)
Operations Manager, Center Operations 


My hometown, Tangshan in Hebei province, is about 30 minutes away from Beijing on a speed train. I have a degree in Instructional English, a teaching license, and eight years of teaching experience.  


Right before Houhai English, I worked as an assistant to the CEO of Ivanhoe Group in China. Excellent services, people, and straightforward, effortless systems excite me.


I've been with Houhai English for more than two years. The people, culture, and the urge to make a difference in many children's lives have been a huge influence.


Christopher Burgess,

Hometown: Virginia

Time with Houhai: 4 Years


Why Stay In China:

Everyday is an opportunity to learn. I came to study Chinese, but found that I really loved Beijing, and I really loved having the opportunity to travel to all the very different, but still each uniquely Chinese, parts of China.


I have a background in international affairs, but have since moved on to working helping find teachers looking to make the leap and come teach in China.

Executive Managers

Wang Xiaolei (Niki),
CEO Assistant.|Head of online department 


I am from a Henan, northeastern central part of China. I graduated with a degree in Business English from Zhengzhou University.


My administrative experience stretches to more than 10 years. I have been with Houhai since it started 8 years ago. Our first class had around 14 students and one English Teacher. And that wasn’t just the first class, it was the whole school. Now here we are with 30 centers in Beijing and Tianjin with even more on the way.


I have stayed with Houhai because I have always believed that we provide the best for our students. 

Martin N. K,
CEO Assistant. |Head of Recruitment


I was always interested in traveling to China and thus jumped at the opportunity to work here. First, as a Business Manager with an International Company in Beijing, then Houhai.  


I have been with Houhai for more than four years. What still keeps me in China and at Houhai? I love to be challenged, the people, and passion for what I do.

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