61884 - NC ESL 4A - Ying Fisher
|Course:||NC ESL 4A|
Ms. Ying Fisher
I was born and raised in Northeast China. I went to Kyoto, Japan in September, 2000 to study after I finished my Bachelor's Degree in China. I lived in Kyoto for three years where I attended the graduate school and worked part time at a Japanese company to support myself. I moved to LA in August, 2003, and I’ve made LA my home ever since. I have two children. My daughter is sixteen, and my son is twelve. I enjoy traveling all over the world with my kids. I love exercising, reading, as well as hanging out with my friends and families whenever I can. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Business English from Jilin University in China. I learned Japanese and earned my Master’s Degree from Ryukoku University in Japan. I first came to LA as an exchange student from Ryukoku University to California State University at Northridge (CSUN) in 2003. I studied in Communications. Later, I returned to CSUN and finished my Single Subject Teaching Credential for English, Mathematics, and Chinese. I also have a TESL certificate for teaching English as a Second Language at college level. I taught various classes in English, Mathematics, and Chinese at William S. Hart UHSD for twelve years. At evenings, I’ve taught ESL at Golden Oaks Adult School for four years and at College of the Canyons since 2015.
Teaching ESL is my love and passion because there's nothing more exciting and heartwarming than teaching students from all over the world and helping them reach their American Dreams like me!
This course continues and expands the development of English skills at the beginning high level through listening, speaking, reading and writing, including grammar, pronunciation, vocabulary, and everyday life situations.
What to Expect in this Course
In this course, we do most of the instructions and meetings through Zoom during the course designated hours. In addition, we use Remind to stay connected. Homework is assigned three to four times a week while class meets three time a week. However, homework is recommended. It's not mandatory.
Types of Assessments
There will be online quizzes in Canvas for students to practice in addition to the final exam at the end of the semester.
Textbook Information / Link to ZTC Textbook
Textbook: Side by Side Plus 4 Book & E text (ISBN-13: 978-0133829051)
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Last updated: 02/05/2022 Sub#: 1288