Junyao Wu

UVA STARTALK Chinese Teacher Academy is truly an amazing program for Chinese teachers in the states. I feel grateful to have the opportunity to participate in this program, work and connect with the BEST Chinese teachers across the states. We collaborate closely to tackle some real classroom challenges and create lessons that can be applied in our own classroom. The program has also provided me with the opportunity to reflect on my own teaching, and rethink what is "authenticity", "task-based language teaching", "teaching with technology ", and "student-centered class" with guidance from professor Tseng and all the mentor teachers. I would say this is truly an impressive and wonderful learning experience for me, and I highly recommend this program to all the Chinese teacher in the states.