Matthew Tóngwén Werth is the first half dean of Sēn Lín Hú, the Chinese Language Village. Tóngwén has been a staff member at Concordia Language Villages for six years working at the Chinese, French, and Spanish language villages. He was also a villager at both Sēn Lín Hú and El Lago del Bosque.
Tóngwén earned his B.A. (Chinese, French, and Spanish) from the University of Delaware. He is currently working towards a master’s in Chinese, concentrating in pedagogy, at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Tóngwén has spent over three years in Asia; one year studying at Xiamen University, China through the Confucius Institute Scholarship, and two years teaching in Taiwan as a Fulbright grantee.
Yinglu Lulu Zeglin is the dean of Sēn Lín Hú, the Chinese Language Village (on leave this summer) and has been with Concordia Language Villages for three years. Lulu has worked with Concordia Language Villages in multiple capacities beginning as a counselor at The Forest in 2009, as a credit teacher for Sēn Lín Hú in 2010, as a credit program facilitator for Sēn Lín Hú in 2011, and a Chinese academic-year program leader at The Forest from 2010-2011. Lulu earned a M.A. majoring in education administration and minoring in teaching second language and cultures, from the University of Minnesota in 2011. Lulu has seven years of experience teaching Chinese in an immersion setting. She is currently serving as the middle level curriculum coordinator and Chinese immersion teacher for Minnetonka Public Schools district in Minnesota.