"After 5 years of training and staff development focused on how to teach Chinese, this program is clearly the one that stands out among the others: it has truly really changed my way of seeing my future career as a Mandarin Chinese teacher."
After 5 years of training and staff development focused on how to teach Chinese, this program is clearly the one that stands out among the others: it has truly really changed my way of seeing my future career as a Mandarin Chinese teacher. After the first half day of class, I fell in love with Tseng Laoshi’s way of teaching and thought it was the best training ever. I had so many Ah-Ha moments just in the first half day that I lost count. It opened my eyes and showed me so much potential in terms of teaching Chinese. The first week's training and preparation passed, and then it was time to really put what I had learned into reality - it was very stressful. I had never prepared lessons like that for my own class during my five years as a Chinese teacher. The rehearsals before the day of teaching were very practical, yet useful. With Tseng Laoshi, two master teachers, and the other classmates’ input and help, I learned a great deal before, during and after my practicums. Each time, I learned different things and enjoyed new experiences. Along the way I also made a lot of friends with my classmates - we were always willing to help each other. There are many things that I want to say but can’t. I can only say that this training changed my life and that I am looking very forward to putting what I have learned into reality when I start my classes this Fall. Thank you, StarTalk. Thank you, Tseng Laoshi. Thank you, Zhong Laoshi and Xu Laoshi, and thank you, all the teachers who taught me and helped me. Also thank you, those people who helped us behind the scenes. Without you all, I wouldn't have enjoyed such a wonderful life changing experience and the feeling that we are a family.