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Janna Chiang: Manderin Chinese

Janna Chiang

(BA, Multimedia & Graphic Design, Cal. State East Bay (CA) University, MBA, Healthcare Management, Indiana Wesleyan (IN) University, MA, Education Leadership, Northern Kentucky (KY) University)

Janna Chiang is a certified K-12 Mandarin Chinese teacher and lives in Louisville, Kentucky. She has taught Mandarin Chinese for the past 9 years and is an active technology consultant in the field of world languages. She presents nationally and internationally on topics in regards to the latest technology practices in language learning and best strategies to engage 21st century language learners. Previously, she has helped develop curricular materials for the Jefferson County Public School's World Languages in the Elementary School program and has taught Chinese courses for the Kentucky Virtual High School, and University of Oregon's online Mandarin Chinese program. She has worked closely for the professional development in Kentucky for teachers of Chinese with the Kentucky Department of Education and is the past-President for Kentucky Association of Chinese Language Teachers. She was the communication director for the Kentucky World Language Association and a consultant for Kentucky Education Television. Her latest position is with Western Kentucky University, the Confucius Institute, where she is an Curriculum Coordinator/Professional Development Specialist and Kentucky Education Television as Mandarin Chinese instructor. She is an active member with ACTFL, NNELL, CSCTFL, CLASS and KWLA and has extensive involvement with federally funded STARTALK programs.