Tang, as she prefers, has been teaching languages for six years and is from Taipei, Taiwan. Before joining Dartmouth College’s Rassias Center, she taught Mandarin Chinese at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi for two years and provided online tutoring at the University of North Georgia. Tang studied Teaching Chinese as a Second Language at the Mandarin Training Center at National Taiwan Normal University and completed the ALLEX foundation’s summer language training program at Washington University in St. Louis. She has traveled to more than 20 countries, where she tried backpacking, hitchhiking, and couch surfing. As a life-long language learner herself, Tang encourages all her students not to learn a language but to learn how to use a language.
B.A. English Language and Literature, Soochow University; M.S. Curriculum and Instruction, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
WHAT SHE’D WHISPER IN THE EAR OF HER 15-YEAR-OLD SELF
Don’t hesitate to explore this world, don’t be afraid of accepting challenges, and don’t ever let temporary defeat impede your way.