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My name is Bei Zhang. My specialization area is foreign language education with a focus on Chinese.

Three key qualities that I hope to embody as a teacher:
principled, professional, and passionate

Opportunities and challenges for technology in the classroom:
Opportunities:
1. Help to create a "real life"environment for foreign language learners
2. Provide easy access to communication with native speakers
3. Make input more comprehensible and interesting and learning more intriguing and fun
4. Increase collaborative interaction among learners
Challenges:
1. Unwanted distraction of fascinating technology from concentration on subject matter
2. Uneven affordability and accessibility among households

One thing I hope to learn from this class:
How to efficiently and effectively use technology to facilitate language acquisition and learning

Efolio:
http://beizhang.wmwikis.net/