Ms. Sheng is from Shanghai, China and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the College of Foreign Languages at Nantong University. She expects to receive her Master of Arts degree in English Education from East China Normal University in 2013. She has taught English at Shanghai Qingpu Baihe Middle School and Shanghai Zhujiajiao Middle School since 2006. In 2007 Ms. Sheng participated in a teacher training workshop where she developed experience with professional qualities and practices in teaching methodologies, communicative language and the teaching of reading. Her hobbies include playing ping pong, badminton, and traveling. Her primary objective for participating in the Teachers of Critical Languages Program is to introduce Chinese culture to American people and to explore lesson planning, classroom dynamics and student motivation in the U.S. Ms. Sheng was hosted by Natick High School (1,300 students and 125 teachers) in Natick, Massachusetts (pop. 33,000).