Mr. Ann Jong Juan (韩永元) is the founder and principal of Han Language Centre, Singapore's largest chain of private Chinese learning schools, and has over 40 years of teaching experience in the Chinese language. He was formerly a specialist writer for Chinese language teaching materials with the Curriculum Planning and Development Division, Ministry of Education.
Mr. Ann’ s acute understanding of a student’s academic and personal needs has allowed him to develop unique and systematic teaching methods that makes Chinese interesting for everyone, thus placing Han Language Centre as a forerunner in Chinese education.
A prominent figure in Singapore's theatre arts scene, Mr. Ann has authored and directed multiple crosstalk collections and plays over the decades. He was awarded the Cultural Medallion in 1990 (Drama) for his contributions to the performing arts.
'Hanzi 800' is the cumulation of Mr Ann's decades of experience, knowledge and passion for Chinese education and creative storytelling.
Mr. Ann holds a Masters Degree in Applied Linguistics from Xiamen University, China.
HanZi 800 is published by Robot Playground Media, a Singapore-based company that specialises in animation, production and publishing of kids content across multiple platforms.