Phone: 973-669-5301 x. 33683
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Ms. Yajing Li
Welcome to the profile page of Ms. Yajing Li, aka. Li Laoshi, Chinese language and culture teacher at West Orange High School.
I have been the Chinese language and culture teacher in West Orange since 2007. I have a master in teaching and am certified in k-5 classroom teaching and k-12 Chinese teaching. I have taught every level in Chinese language and currently teaching Chinese 3, 4, Honors Chinese 4, and AP Chinese. I believe that learning a foreign language can enrich a person's intellectual capacity and broaden one's world view by increasing brain power, discovering new cultures, developing confidence, and improving decision making skills.
As a native Chinese, I am very proud of my culture and root. I enjoy teaching others to speak this ancient language and its rich culture. It is very rewarding when former students go on to study in China or Chinese related subjects, work in China or for organizations that have relationship with China, or using the languageand travel to China. I wish that all my students who take Chinese will not only have an exciting learning experience in class, but also will use the language for the advantage in employment, travel experience, and social life.
Outside of being a teacher, I am the proud mother of two accomplished grown children and live with my loving husband in West Orange, New Jersey. I love cooking for my family and friends, enjoy hiking and swimming, and have a love for classic music, movies, and books.
I am looking forward to the 2015-2016 school year. Let's have a wonderful learning experience while climbing the "Great Wall" of Chinese.