Faculty

Sheree Lin

Professor Sheree Lin
Project
  • Mandarin & Me
  • Speak Mandarin in 9 days
  • Cha Cha Mandarin
  • ABC - A Bridge to Chinese
  • Summer in China
  • Speak English in 9 Days
Education

MA ESL. University of San Francisco. California, 1981.

BA Chinese Literature. Fu-Jen University, Taipei, Taiwan. 1968

Courses and Seminars:

Asia International Marketing. 1995
Cal State Hayward, Hayward, CA.
International Small Business Seminar-Certificate. 1987
Golden Gate University, San Francisco, CA.
Marketing and Small Business Management. 1982
City College of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA.

Credential:

California Community College Limited Service Credential (Valid for life)

Languages:

Mandarin (native language), Taiwanese, Shandongnese, English.

Experience

Professor in Chinese Language , Literature, Business, and Culture. Diablo Valley College (8/88-present). Pleasant Hill, California.

Teaching beginning, intermediate Mandarin, and independent studies. Including pronunciation, conversation, grammar, reading, writing, and Business Mandarin. Did workshop to train students and Chinese teachers to study Chinese Pronunciation. Created A BRIDGE TO CHINESE (ABC) program to serve local communities. Set up Chinese computer programs for students. Organized and trained speech teams to compete in annual contests. Recruited and trained tutors to help students to practice Mandarin. Developed Cha Cha Mandarin, Summer in China, Speak Mandarin in 9 days to meet all students' needs.

Cal State Hayward (9/97- 1/04). Hayward, California.

Teaching beginning Mandarin (video course).

Cal State Hayward (9/94-8/98). Hayward, California.

Teaching beginning Mandarin. Created video course with book and tapes: Mandarin & Me. Worked as a consultant for Chinese Language Teachers Association of California 1997 Technology Workshop. Participating in a proposal for a Chinese-English dictionary of technical terms.

City College of San Francisco (1/88-12/90). San Francisco, California.

Taught beginning Mandarin conversation.

Project Coordinator

Recruited and trained teachers, students, and Mandarin speakers to develop Chinese programs. Compiled and edited manual of Mandarin communication activities for high school teachers. Did community outreach. Placed summer interns. Participated in SFSV functions and activities.

Reporter, Public Relations, and Customer Service. World Journal (1/86-3/87). Millbrae, California.

Reported local business news, sold advertisements, in charge of mail order business. Organized and managed educational programs.

Writer

January 1984-July 1985 (Free-lance correspondent in Japan, Hong Kong, and Taiwan)

Researcher. Accelerated Learning Institute (2/83-1/84), JFK University, Orinda, CA.

Researched Mandarin teaching materials and teaching methodology.

Newsletter Writer and Editor. Cha-Hua International (2/81-12/83). San Francisco, California.

Wrote and edited newsletter for overseas Chinese students, providing travel, financial, insurance, medical, and social information.

Lecturer. University of San Francisco (8/80-6/82). San Francisco, California.

Taught beginning Mandarin and directed independent studies. Wrote teaching material, and made tapes to meet students' needs.

Instructor, and Coordinator. Fu-Jen University (4-72-1/80). Taipei, Taiwan. R.O.C.

Taught Chinese language, literature, history, and culture for students from around the world. Organized office and program tutorials, edited Chinese language laboratory manual; arranged summer intensive courses for 90 Japanese students, set budget, recruited and trained teachers.

Lecturer. Chinese Military Academy (8/78-12/79). Fong Shan, Taiwan. R.O.C.

Taught Chinese Literature, and Classical Chinese to University students.

Teaching Assistant. Fu-Jen University Chinese Literature Department (8/68-6/72). Taipei.

Helped professors in their research, writing, and teaching.

Awards

Grant Award

Cicilia Ross Memorial Grant 1996,
Foreign Language Association of Northern California

Literary Award

Between 1966 to 1983, won ten literary awards for plays and novels, including the Taiwan Cultural Development Department Award,

  • National Literature Foundation Award
  • Taiwan Military Literature Gold Medal Prize
  • Zhong Yang Magazine Award for Novels
  • Buo Kang Drama Award
  • Lee Shang Zhe Religious Play Award
  • Taipei City Government Award
  • Geng Hsin Culture Center Writing Award
  • Taiwan Education Department Writing Award
Contact

Office: BFL234

Phone: (925) 969-2344

E-mail: slin@dvc.ed

Gong Tian

Professor Tian
Education
  • MA in Education, San Francisco State University
  • BA in ESL, Beijing Foreign Studies University, P.R. China
  • BA in Chinese Language and Literature, People's University of China
  • California Teaching Credential in Mandarin
Contact
Office: BFL232
Phone : 925-685-1230 x 1909
Email: gtian@dvc.edu

Helen Lu

Professor Lu
Education

MA in Chinese, San Francisco State University