Silk Road Start Team

Ocean Cheng
Ocean ChengChina Director and Teacher
Before starting Silk Road Start Chinese Studies Program Ocean was popular Chinese teacher in Xi’an with over 10 years experience. He previously worked at Xi’an International School’s Chinese Training Center.
Joseph Worcester
Joseph WorcesterStudent Services Director
Joseph founded the Silk Road Start program with Ocean Cheng in 2013 and will be the first point of contact for most new students. He can help you connect with meaningful opportunities outside of class.
Sophia ma
Sophia maChinese Teacher
 Sophia had a good reputation teaching foreigners in Xining before moving to Xi’an and joining our team in 2014.  



Past Part Time Teachers 

Many teachers join us part time during our short term programs. Some are available throughout the year as 1 on 1 tutors.

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 Student Interns

Our past interns helped us with curriculum development, marketing, and finance. If you are interested in interning with Silk Road Start send an email to