Cheng Ye is from Changchun, China and holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Chinese Literature from Changchun Normal University. She has taught English at Changchun No. 1 Experimental Primary School since 1998. Between 2001 and 2004, Ms. Cheng attended Education Theory Courses to learn current teaching methodologies. Ms. Cheng is married with a four-year old daughter. She enjoys singing, dancing, cooking traditional Chinese food and playing sports. Her goal in participating in the Teachers of Critical Languages Program is to spread Chinese culture in American schools and to extend the teaching of Mandarin to more Americans. Ms. Cheng also hopes to build a bridge for communication between Chinese and American teachers, students, and schools.