I have taught Mandarin Chinese mainly to grades 4-12, including exploratory classes for grade 4 and proficiency classes for grades 5-12. I have also taught adult classes and tutoring, both in person and by Skype. My students generally have no Chinese background so I teach Mandarin Chinese mainly to true non-native speakers from zero beginners through Intermediate Low ability. I have been teaching since 2006.
Teaching with Comprehensible Input, including TPR, TPRS, and MovieTalk. I believe that language fluency develops as students hear and read messages in the target language which they can understand, so I focus class time on co-creating interesting conversations and readings with my students.
Participant in Intensive Summer Languages Institute sponsored by American Councils, 2012. ACTFL Writing Proficiency Test - July 2013 Advanced High ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview - August 2012 Advanced Mid
Wittenberg University, B.A. in East Asian Studies, 1995. Trinity International University, M.A.R., 2000. Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction license earned 2014.
Speaker at iFLT 2015 and 2016, and Agen, France TPRS conference, 2016. Sessions at ACTFL 2014 and 2016.