Chunmeng Wang

UVA STARTALK has taught me so much in the past few weeks. It creates a unique opportunity for me to learn from Dr. Tseng, Dr. Gao, Ms. Lin and Ms. Cai, and to work with elite teachers from all over the U.S. Although we were trained to practice teaching in the 10-day virtual face-to-face classroom, all the STARTALK principles and pedagogical concepts we have discussed together, including student-centered curriculum, communicative-based elicitation, authentic materials application, are extremely critical for us to implement in the face-to-face teaching. This is one of the most transformative professional development experiences I have ever had.