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Nihao! Hello! My name is Xiaoli Doty. My American friends call me Shirley. I am a 2010 addition to the Global Language Department. I grew up in China, my husband brought me to the USA six years ago, and now we live in Westerville OH with my twenty-three year old daughter, who attends the Ohio State University.
I hold a BA in English as well as a Masters Degree in Business Administration. I completed the Chinese Language Teaching Program at The Ohio State University, accumulating over 35 graduate credits at Ohio State and received the K-12 Chinese Teachers License from the State of Ohio.
As a native Chinese speaker, I have been an instructor for the Chinese Immersion Summer Camp since 2007, and teach at Upper Arlington High School, Gahanna-Jefferson Public School and Ohio Contemporary Chinese School. I also taught the Metro High School and Diocese of Columbus. I also serve as the President of the Ohio Association of Teacher of Chinese.
In order to keep students engaged at the center of the learning process, I augment Chinese language lessons with a variety of culturally rich activities. These activities increase the “fun factor” of the lessons and encourage students to engage one another in the target language. The idea is to “accelerate their learning by increasing their interest”.
I enjoy spend my spare time with family and friends, traveling, kayaking, biking, cooking and gardening. I am looking forward to a more exciting adventure here at ACE.
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