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Mrs. Jane Yi Kosinski
Name: K 老师
Room Number: 303
Room Phone Number: 314-367-9222 EXT 44335
I am very glad to have you in my class! Welcome you become one of our big Chinese family. Once you enter my classroom to learn about Chinese and Chinese culture, I believe that you must have more or less a predestinated relathionship with China or Chinese people, thus this invisible connection pulls you somehow toward my class. Please not give it up easily, Chinese language skills make you more strong and powerful, one day, soner or later, it will change your life!
Chinese characters had been passing down for five thousand years since ancient time, and it is still playing vital role in Chinese culture and Chinese history, and more and more broadly used in today's global village. In addition to experience Chinese culture in my class, you will learn how Chinese characters carry on deep meaning and wisdom from Chinese heritage, and you also have opportanity to practice Chinese colligraphy during class time.
Besides language, Chinese history and culture, like other great civilizations of the past, has long believed that its greatst ideas, values were divinely inspired. I regard five thoudand years of Chinese civilization as one of greatest treasures from the heavens, and would love to share this heavenly gift with students who want to learn, enjoy, and be benefited.
Chinese cusine is one of great element of Chinese culture. Chinese food tend to make you with rich mouthwater. In my class, you also have oppoertinuty to learb, make with fresh hands, and cook Chinese food, and taste it with authentic Chinese flavors. You must love it!
I was born in China, the city I grew up has rich cultural and historical place called Shaoxin. It is located east coast, 37 miles away from the most beautiful and wellknown city-- called Hangzhou, and 180 miles away from the biggest city in China---Shanghai.
I had finished my bacholar degree in Chinese language and literature in China, and I had taught Chinese Modern Literautre at Xinjing University where I had graduated for two years. Due to the reason of that Communist regime brutally crackdowned the Tiananmen Square protesting formed by young studetns in 1989, I soon left China, and moved to Thailand. At the end of 2000, I moved from Thailand to U.S, and I finished my master degree in teaching at Missouri Central University in 2005. I married in 2008, my husband grew up in New York Long Island, but found a job in St Louis. I moved to St Louis since 2008. I have two step sons, when I saw them at first time, both of them were pretty young, but now one finished college and had a nice job, a little one finished high school two years ago.
I have been certifined of both Chinese language teaching from K-12, English language from 6-8.
I am planing to persuit another degree, obtaining a highest education degree is always my dream.