I was very grateful that I had the opportunity to attend the 2018 UVa STARTALK teachers’ academy. Three years ago I attended this program. I was trained to teach face-to-face class effectively. This summer I returned to UVa to learn how to teach online class interactively. Again, UVa’s STARTALK program fully met my expectations and fulfilled my professional development needs. The pedagogy training prepared me theoretically, and the teaching practicum gave me an opportunity to implement best practices. In addition, networking with very experienced teachers from all over the nation was a very nice plus. If there’s one program that I recommend to Chinese teaching professionals, I would highly recommend this program.