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Yuqing Yao

Teacher Participant

Xiwen Li (李习文)

"June 16 to July 4, I have participated in STARTALK Chinese Teacher Academy ran by University of Virginia, and I was so lucky to get the chance to be trained in this program! It was three very intensive weeks, but the best three weeks of professional development! I have learned so much from Dr. Tseng, especially how to use the communicative instructional strategies in the class and use 100% target language to teach. And the most important thing is, we had three teaching practicums after learning all these theories. It was so unforgettable that we stayed up late many nights to discuss teaching methods and activities. In the three weeks, we became a big family by discussion and sharing with each other. Also, during all these precious experiences, I realized my shortages and practiced to be a more confident and effective teacher. I cannot wait to applying the theories and techniques in my class. Again, I feel so grateful for all the teachers in the program, especially Dr. Tseng, who organized such amazing teacher training program!"


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Cover Letter Curriculum Vitae Teaching Philosophy
Thematic Unit Lesson Plan Sample Material
Self-Reflections Teaching Demo Video Professional Goals