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Grace Mandarin Chinese School

Connie’s Resume

Connie Kong Bloom, M.A.

(310) 921-2520

(310) 994-5537

kyy2k@yahoo.com

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experienced, highly trained Mandarin teacher
  • Excellent foundation of Chinese language, literature and culture
  • Proficient with both traditional and simplified Chinese characters, and the Pin-yin system
  • Passionate for teaching and respect for students’ individual learning styles

EDUCATION

  • M.A. Degree San Francisco State University  Chinese Program  01/2003 ~ 05/2005
  • B.A. Degree Yunnan University, China  Chinese Language and Literature  09/1985 ~ 07/1989

CERTIFICATES

  • AP Chinese Language and Culture College Board – Teaching AP Chinese and Culture  10/2005 and 3/2006
  • Teaching Certificate CSU East Bay – Teaching Mandarin as a Second Language  09/2004 ~ 12/2005

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • Mandarin Instructor (P/T) UC Berkeley Extension, San Francisco, CA 09/2007 ~ 05/2008
  • Mandarin Instructor (P/T) Diablo Valley College, Pleasanton Hill, CA. 06/2006 ~ 12/2007
  • Mandarin Instructor (P/T) Las Positas College , Livermore, CA. 10/2006 ~ 11/2006
  • Teacher  Chinese American International School, San Francisco CA 2/2005 ~ 5/2007
  • Mandarin Teacher (P/T) TK Buddhist Saturday Chinese School, San Francisco, CA. 12/2002 ~ 5/2006
  • Mandarin Instructor The Chinese Language Society of Hong Kong, HK. 02/1995 ~ 04/1996

OTHER EXPERIENCE

  • Editor Chinese Times, San Francisco, CA. 12/1999 ~ 02/2001  – designed pages, researched online and editted
  • Journalist Mingpao Newspaper, Hong Kong. 05/1996 ~ 09/1999  – reported political, economic and cultural news of China

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

  • The 2nd International Conference on Chinese Language Pedagogy for K-16 (2009)
  • Chinese Language Teaching Seminar (2007)
  • AP Summer Institute for Chinese Teachers (2006)
  • Bay Area K-12 Chinese Language Teachers Workshop (2006)
  • Bay Area K-12 Chinese Language Teachers Workshop (2005)
  • Teaching Chinese (Mandarin) Speech (2004)
  • Multimedia Technology in Teaching Chinese Language  and Culture (2004)