Hi! I’m Tana
As an educator, I know it is not easy to teach a language. In this website, you will see the lesson plans I designed, the videos I made, and the books I read to become a good language teacher. I am also a language lover, so I will share some tips which help me a lot on my language learning journey. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions.
Get To Know Me
I am a language teacher based in New York. I used to teach English in a public high school in China for eight years. Currently, I'm studying at Steinhardt, New York University to get my teaching certificate in Word Language and TESOL. As an experienced teacher in high school, I know how to talk with adolescents and what kinds of class will keep them engaged. I like project based learning which is not only closely related to our everyday life but also a great way to encourage students collaborate and cooperate. What I want to build is a classroom where every single student is seen, heard and loved.
What I’ve Done
September 2020 - Present
Online Language Instructor
As an online language instructor, I develop my own online course. Currently, I have my speaking course and grammar course which can be purchased from my online shop.
August 2013 - August 2021
English Teacher, High School Affiliated to Inner Mongolia Normal University
As a homeroom teacher and English teacher, I taught English to 90 students every year. I initiated an elective course on spoken English to provide students with more exposure to authentic materials and topics.
September 2022 - December 2022
Student Teacher, Brooklyn Technical High School
As a student teacher in Brooklyn Technical High School, I take over two classes. I designed my own uint and lesson plan. I assist my mentor teacher to check homework and grade projects.
August 2008 - June 2013
Bachelor of Arts,
Beijing Normal University
I majored in English Education in School of Foreign Languages and Literature. When I was a Junior at college, I went to The University of Oklahoma as an exchange student to study American Literature. I was a volunteer teacher in an elementary school for a year.
August 2017 - January 2020
Master of Education,
Beijing Normal University
I was a part-time graduate student in the program of Teaching English as a Foreign Language. During the study, I conducted an action research on cultivating critical thinking skills by writing.
September 2021 - Present
Master of Arts,
New York University
I am currently working on my dual certification program in teaching a World Language 7-12 and TESOL all grades. I was a learning partner at Brooklyn Technical High School for a semester to familiarize myself to the U. S. educational system. I also went into classroom and made my observation on teaching and learning.
Fluent: Mongolian, Chinese, English Intermediate: Japanese
"Whatever you are, be a good one"