Xuan Weng

UVA STARTALK Chinese Teacher Academy Program is an “Amazing” teacher training program. It not only provides theoretical knowledge of why we do it, but also the pedagogical practice of how we do it. 
The learning journal is so unique, including pre-program warmup, asynchronous & synchronous training in the summer, and teaching demo in a real classroom in the fall. As a group, we are all working closely together by brainstorming, creating lesson plans, mini-demo teachings, peer critiques and comments, etc. Finally, we received wonderful learning experiences and great friendship! 
Thank you, all the “big teachers” (Da laoshi), and all the colleagues, for all the love, support and wonderful pedagogical inspiration and journey this summer and fall!