Eleven years teaching Mandarin Chinese to high school, three years teaching K-5, one year middle school, in public and independent schools in urban areas.
Interactive, student-centered classroom providing lots of comprehensible, contextualized input based on student interests and content. Comprehension/communication-based approach using daily jobs, calendar talk, brain breaks, images/animation, gestures, and games.
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Teaching certification, National-Louis University through Chicago Teaching Fellows M.A. East Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago M.A. History, San Jose State University B.B.A. Management Information Systems, Univ of Texas at Austin
Live in Hawai'i Present at local and national conferences frequently Enjoys reading, swimming, snorkeling, and sewing