Dan SongMandarin Teacher
Dan Song was born and raised in China. She earned her B.A. in English and her first M.A., in Teaching Mandarin as a Foreign Language, from Huazhong University of Science and Technology in China. In 2015, she received her second Master’s degree (Bilingual Education) from Loyola Marymount University. In 2011, she received her teaching credential from Hanban, the headquarters of the Confucius Institute. In 2014, she obtained a California teaching credential from the Commission on Teacher Credentialing. She has more than five years of teaching experience in the U.S. and other countries and has participated in multiple StarTalk summer intensive programs all over the country. In addition, she is a curriculum developer and an online trainer for the Chinese Language Teachers’ Association. She has presented at conferences of the Chinese Language Teaching Association of Southern California and the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). In the past three summers she has organized Chinese language and culture camps in west L.A. for elementary and middle school students.
Through her education and experience, Ms. Song has learned to have an open mind and to be interested in cross-cultural learning and is dedicated to passing this spirit to her students at Mirman. In her spare time, she likes to hike, cook, travel, and practice kung fu.