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Dallas Baptist University (Master's)
I graduated from Dallas Baptist University with a Master's degree in teaching in December 2012. I am originally from China. I have been teaching Mandarin as a Second Language since 2007, including working as a full time Mandarin teacher at an international school for three years and at a Christian school in Fort Worth for one year. I think that it is interesting to identify cultural differences between the East and the West and to examine them with my students using Chinese.
Except for tutoring, my real teaching experience began in my junior year of college. I volunteered for a year at Jingzhou Special School as part-time English teacher for kids who were deaf. Although there were minor difficulties in communicating with these children, their desire to learn impressed me a lot. I taught them by writing on the board and with limited sign language. I had a huge sense of achievement every time that they learned to speak a sentence or even a single word. I was so touched when I received a New Year's card from some of my students on which they wrote that they learned a lot from me and that they hoped to continue learning from me in the future. Sadly, I needed to leave that city after graduation. My calling to teach was reaching out to me, even at that early stage in my life. I graduated from Dallas Baptist University with a Master's degree in teaching in December 2012. I am originally from China. I have been teaching Mandarin as a Second Language since 2007, including working as a full time Mandarin
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