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Lead Instructor, Student Program


Wei Gao (高薇)

Wei Gao participated in the VSCTA in 2012 and will serve as the secondary instructor for the student program.  She has been teaching Chinese language and culture in Central New York area for over a decade. Currently, she is the Chinese language instructor for Manlius Pebble Hill School in DeWitt, NY. She is also teaching two elective courses on Chinese History and culture for middle school students. Ms. Gao received her Master’s degree at Syracuse University. She has been a writer, editor, reviewer and project developer for several Chinese language books and magazines.  Between 2009-2011, Mrs. Gao worked as the sole program developer for NSLI-Y MPH China Immersion program, and she has also developed and led students in a six-week study abroad programs with funding from the U.S State Department.  Mrs. Gao is a member of professional association for foreign language teachers, such as ACTFL (American Council for Teaching Foreign Language) and NCTA (National Council for Teaching about Asia).  She has given numerous presentations on Chinese language and cultures at conferences and community workshops. Ms. Gao also has extensive experience in arranging international travel and cultural exchange opportunities between China and the United Sates.