CCSF Employee Directory
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Jacques Arceneaux

Foreign Languages Department

Doctor of Philosophy, Second Language Acquisition, University of Wisconsin–Madison, 2011
Emphasis: French Pedagogy and Postsecondary Instruction

Master of Arts, French Literature, University of Wisconsin–Madison, 2004

Bachelor of Arts, French Language and Literature, magna cum laude, University of Memphis, 2001


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Anita A Axt

Foreign Languages Department

A.A., B.A., University of California, Berkeley; M.A.T., College of Notre Dame; M.A., San Francisco State University

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Marta Baldocchi

Foreign Languages Department

Doctorate, University of Bologna, Italy

Prof. Baldocchi has been teaching at CCSF since 1999


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Maria Josephine C Barrios Leblanc

Foreign Languages Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Muriel I Bartholomew

Foreign Languages Department

B.A. major in Spanish Literature - minor in French/French Literature, Barnard College
M.A. major in Spanish Literature - minor in Spanish American Literature, San Francisco State University
Advanced Studies, University of Calfiornia, Berkeley

Professor Bartholomew has been teaching at CCSF since 1981.

Her philosophy: Whatever works!

Professor Bartholomew used to do flamenco and Spanish folk dancing; she still plays the castanets.


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Ursula E Benham

Foreign Languages Department

B.A., M.A., San Francisco State University

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Xarre Bidegain

Foreign Languages Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Edda S Brunner

Foreign Languages Department

Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Carole S Cadoppi

Foreign Languages Department

B.A., San Francisco State University; M.A., University of California, Berkeley

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Juan Calvo

Foreign Languages Department

B.A., M.A., San Francisco State University; Ph.D., University of California, Davis

Mr. Calvo has been a member of the CCSF faculty since 2001.

"¡Hola! ¿Qué tal? I was born in south Spain (Córd oba). My family moved to Barcelona when I was nine, so I learned some Catalan. At twenty-six I moved to the states. At SFSU I got my BA and MA in Spanish, then I went to UC Davis to do my Ph.D.. I love Spanish language and literature and I would like to teach you as much as possible about Spain and Latin American culture, language, civilization, and literature. I emphasize conversation in all my classes. ¿Listo? Nos vemos en clase. "

Mr. Calvo is involved in Professional Development Workshops. He also participates in Pacific Resources of San Francisco, a not for profit organization promoting personal growth.

In his leisure time, he enjoys: outdoor: camping, traveling, swimming, walking, nature; indoor: music, reading, opera, movies, restaurants.


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Yelena Camargo

Foreign Languages Department

M.A., Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Cinthia G Chacon

Foreign Languages Department

B.A., M.A., San Francisco State University

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Chih-Yih Cheng

Foreign Languages Department

B.A., Fu-Jen Catholic University; M.A., San Francisco State University

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Doris S Chun

Foreign Languages Department

B.A., College of Chinese Culture, Taiwan; M.A., San Francisco State University; Ed.D., University of San Francisco

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Claudio Concin

Foreign Languages Department

Doctorate, University of Verona, Italy

Prof. Concin is a native of Trento, Italy. He received his doctoral degree at the Università per gli Studi of Verona, Italy. Coordinator of the Italian Program at CCSF, Professor Concin has been teaching Italian language at City College since 1988 and he has been serving as a full time faculty member since 1991.
He has traveled extensively in Italy and in other European countries ,Turkey, Mexico,Central and South America and Australia. He participated in several study abroad programs in Italy (Florence and Rome) and also in England (London and Cambridge).


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Verónica E. Feliu

Foreign Languages Department

Ph.D. in Latin American Literature from Duke University

Prof. Feliu has been teaching at CCSF since 2010


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Laura Gambini

Foreign Languages Department

A.A., City College of San Francisco; B.A., M.A., San Francisco State University; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Ana R Garcia

Foreign Languages Department

B.A. University of California, Berkeley (1997). M.A. San Francisco State Universtiy (2003)

Prof. Garcia has been teaching at CCSF since 2001

I was born in Spain and I lived for many years in Italy until I moved to San Francisco, city which I fell in love with. Teaching Spanish is my passion; I have been teaching for almost 20 years.
In my class, I try to generate a friendly and successful learning environment that encourages participation and interaction. I also aim to promote cultural awareness and understanding of the cultural and linguistic diversity within the Spanish-speaking world.


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Diana Garcia-Denson

Foreign Languages Department

B.A., University of California, Davis; M.A., Boston University

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Paul Glick

Foreign Languages Department

B.A., University of the Pacific; M.A., New York University; DDS., University of California, San Francisco

Prof. Glick has been teaching at CCSF since 1993

I keep my classes animated by changing activities frequently, and I use internet based exercises in every class. I try to make the classes amenable for working adults with busy lives, and I work with each student to accommodate individual needs. We balance the classes with didactic, structured work and interesting conversational and cultural small group practice. I prepare my students well for the exams.

I teach 1-2 evening classes per semester; I am a general dentist during the day, where I work extensively with the health needs of the Spanish speaking community.

I travel to Spain every year, where I have a home and a large extended family. I play classical guitar, and I like to cook and go to the gym. I have studied many languages, including French, German,Italian, Cantonese and Mandarin, and consider language study a hobby.


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Fumiko Y Grant

Foreign Languages Department

B.A., Doshisha University, Japan; MA, San Francisco State University; Ed.D., University of San Francisco

Ms. Grant's favorite line from her students is “I can tell you must love to teach.” She was born and raised in Kyoto, Japan. She strongly values human interaction and communication. Facilitating cross-cultural understanding is most rewarding for her.


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Jacquelyn W Green

Foreign Languages Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Juergen S Hahn

Foreign Languages Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Krista Hanson

Foreign Languages Department

B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Susanne H Hoelscher

Foreign Languages Department

Erstes Staatsexamen, Westfälische Wilhelms Universität Münster, Germany
M.A., San Francisco State University
Ph.D., University of California at Davis

Professor Hoelscher has enjoyed teaching at CCSF since 2006.

She believes that movitation is the key to all learning and that foreign languages open your world!


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Kimiyoshi Inomata

Foreign Languages Department

Doctor of Education
International and Multicultural Education with an Emphasis on Second Language Acquisition
University of San Francisco

Master of Arts
Linguistics, Japanese Studies
Tokyo University of Foreign Studies

Bachelor of Arts
Chinese Studies, Language and Area Studies
Tokyo University of Foreign Studies

Professor. Inomata has been teaching at CCSF since 2009.


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Michael S Johnson

Foreign Languages Department

B. A., Gallaudet University, Washington, D.C.; M.S., Western Maryland College

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Xue Guang Lian

Foreign Languages Department

B.A., Dalian University of Foreign Language, China; M.A., Pacific University, Fresno; M.A., California State University, Fresno

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Hsin-Yun Liu

Foreign Languages Department

B.A., National Taiwan University;
M.A. & Ph.D., University of Cologne, Germany



Professor Liu has been teaching at CCSF since 2008.

She is interested in weaving technology with learning theories and hands-on practice experience to promote language teaching/learning.

She believes that everybody can learn. She is also a firm believer of “learning by doing.” In particular, she believes that motivation and positive attitude will get us wherever we want to go.

She is a member of European Association of Chinese Linguistics (EACL) and the Chinese Language Teachers Association of California (CLTAC).

Professor Liu's publications:
Liu, Hsin-Yun. 2006. “Revised Definition of Numeratives in Mandarin” in proceedings of NACCL-18: 413-431.
Hsueh, Su-Ling and Hsin-Yun Liu. 2005. “That which I do, I understand” in: Bridges: A publication dedicated to teaching the final learning objectives, Curriculum (19): 7-14.
Liu, Hsin-Yun. 2003. A Profile of the Mandarin NP: Possessive Phrases & Classifier Phrases in Spoken Discourse. Muenchen: Lincom Europa.
Liu, Hsin-Yun. 1995. “Zur Syntax”, in: Kutscher, Silvia / Johanna Mattissen / Anke Wodarg (eds.). Das Mut'afi-Lazische (= Institut für Sprachwissenschaft, Arbeitspapier 24 (N.F.)) Köln: Universität, pp. 97-111.
Hsin-Yun Liu, Martin Dlugosch, Huey-Shyu Kao (et al. Translators). Studieren und Leben in Deutschland. Ein Leitfaden für chinesische Studenten. Sankt Augustin: China-Zentrum, 1995, Wenzel-Teuber, Katharina (ed.).

Professor Liu's conference presentations:
•FLANC Fall 2008
Presented the topic “Fun Grammar activities with SMARTBoard” on Nov. 8, 2008, UC Berkeley
•CCCFLC Fall 2008:
Presented the topic “Technology and Authentic Materials in the Foreign Language Classroom” on Oct. 24, 2008, CCSF
•DLI SWAP 2008, presented “Meaningful Tasks for Listening Comprehension:
Olympic Torch Relay 2008” on June 11, 2008, Monterey, DLI
•DLI Language Day 2008, workshop “Teaching Ideas for Educators”:
Co- Presented: “Designing individual homework with Microsoft
PublisherTM” with Amgad Ishak on May 16, 2008, Monterey, DLI
•FSD “Holiday program 2007”
Presented “SMARTBoard & Fun grammar learning” on Dec 26, 2008, Monterey, DLI
•NACCL-18
The 18th North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics (NACCL -18), 23-25.06.2006, presented the paper: “Revised Definition of Numeratives in Mandarin” on 24.06.06 at the Western University, Bellingham, Washington
•FSD “Holiday program 2005” (28.12.05-06.01.06), co-presented the paper “that which I do, I understand” on 29.12.05 with Su-Ling Hsueh
•EACL-1
The 1st Meeting of the European Association of Chinese Linguistics, presented “Mandarin numerative: revised definition of classifiers and reclassification., EHESS Paris, June 10-11, 1999.



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Albert H Lozano

Foreign Languages Department

B.A., M.A., San Francisco State University

Mr. Lozano has been teaching at CCSF since 1980.

His educational philosophy is that students learn in relation to their needs and abilities. The student, not the teacher, controls the learning. He hopes to present a variety of methodologies to help students decide what helps them.

He has published "Spanish for Travelers" with John Petrovsky and "Spanish for the Medical Profession". Mr. Lozano has served twice as a member of the Marin Grand Jury and is a member of the Marin Chapter of the State Grand Jury Association.

In his leisure time, Mr. Lozano enjoys reading, music, traveling, philosophy and sciences.


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Mikiko Matsumura

Foreign Languages Department

B.A., M.A., San Francisco State University

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Salvatore Morabito

Foreign Languages Department

A.A., City College of San Francisco, Valedictorian
B.A., M.A., San Francisco State University

Mr. Morabito has been teaching at CCSF since 1998.

I want to help my students understand that language development is very much a process of trial and error followed by refinement and growth in confidence and skills. I would urge them to relax and enjoy the process and not to fear making mistakes. My French classes are designed to prepare students to become a part of the global community by helping them acquire the language and enlarge their understanding of cultural assumptions of the Francophone world."

I also enjoys my work in the East Bay as a high school classroom teacher of students with severe disabilities. I am grateful for the challenge and opportunity I have of helping my students be the best they can be. I enjoy helping my students become visible and productive members of the community at large, seeing them discover that they have wonderful qualities and abilities giving them pride and self-esteem. They have taken first place three times in our High School's talent show, landscaped our campus's main quad, made and decorated their own float for the homecoming parade, spent time at a working farm caring for animals and growing fruits and vegetables for a soup kitchen, making our own organic vegetable garden and so far two of my special education students have set world records in powerlifting.

I was one victory away from making the 1964 olympic judo team when I had my own judo club in England. In 1971 I trained daily for one year with the long distance runners of the Tokyo University of Education while hoping to make the 1972 Olympic as a marathon runner. Again I did not succeed. After, while teaching French at the Alliance Francaise of Hong Kong, I also studied Wing Chun, a chinese martial art, for three years at Yip Man's school in Yau Ma Tei.
I have finally succeeded in sports by setting 64 world records in powerlifting.


Here is a useful web site put together by a former student:
http://francetogo.com/
Last but not least I enjoy jogging and especially walking and watching movies with my charming and beautiful wife.


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Renée C. Morel

Foreign Languages Department

Baccalauréat Philosophie-Lettres, Lycée Sophie-Germain, Paris, France; A.A., City College of San Francisco; B.A., M.A., Ph. D. candidate (ABD), University of California, Berkeley.

Born in French Indochina, like Marguerite Duras, Madame Morel grew up in the heart of Paris. A proud graduate of CCSF, she has been teaching French and Linguistics at this institution since 1986. Selected for Who's Who Among Americam Teachers (2006-2007).

Faculty Adviser for two CCSF student clubs: the Café Musée and Historia. Secondary advisor for the French reading group Biblos.

Published articles in the French Review, Traverses (Pompidou Center), Néophilologus, Cahiers du XVIIe, Lendemains, La Revue Romane, Paroles gelées, Dalhousie French Studies, and other literary journals. Translated articles and books for Harvard University Press, Macula editions (Paris) and State University of New York Press.

Member of Phi Beta Kappa, the Modern Language Association, Les Amis de la Culture française, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, and the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts. Lectures throughout the Bay Area on French culture, art, and civilization, from the Gauls to de Gaulle.

Having lived in four different countries, I have always been interested in different cultures and different languages. Indeed, the centrality of language to all aspects of human behavior has turned me into a lifelong observer of linguistic phenomena. I support interdisciplinary exchanges, both inside and outside the classroom and always strive to combine teaching, service, and scholarship.

Between words and images, why choose? I am interested in theories of representation, both visual and discursive.

I publish a daily FrancoFun page on facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/FrancoFun/117545152730


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Isabelle A Motamedi

Foreign Languages Department

M.A. in French, University of Stendhal 3, Grenoble
M.A. in English Literature, University of Jean Moulin, Lyon


Professor Motamedi has been teaching at CCSF since 2002.

She says that everyone learns differently, so she likes tailoring her classes as much as possible to the type of students she has. It is also important to her to create a safe learning environment for her students where they feel at ease to actively participate.

In her leisure time, Professor Motamedi enjoys cooking scrumptious desserts with her son, paddling in the pool with her daughter, biking around Berkeley with her husband, and city-hopping with her family in Europe, learning new languages, and reading.

http://cerclefrancaisdeCCSF.blogspot.com


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Francoise J Navarro

Foreign Languages Department

M.A., University of California, Berkeley
French & Spanish

Prof. Navarro has been teaching at CCSF since 1985

Prof. Navarro has worked towards the proficiency in French of all her students.
Language learning is crucial and as Jefferson said "French is the language of culture".

Prof Navarro regularly conducts museum tours in French in San Francisco for the students of the Foreign Language Department at CCSF.

Prof. Navarro enjoys the practice of yoga. She travels to France every year.


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Matthew S Parkhurst

Foreign Languages Department

B.A. cum laude in Deaf Studies, California State University, Northridge
M.A. Deaf Education, California State University, Northridge
Multiple Subject and Education Specialist Teaching Credential in Deaf and Hard-of-hearing.

Professor Parkhurst has been teaching at CCSF since 2007.

He says that second languages are best learned when instruction is given in the target language. In his experience, he discovered that the best methods for teaching ASL to students of diverse backgrounds involve leaving non-ASL languages outside the classroom. This transcends barriers that might arise from having students with varying communicative skills in English, and also builds on students' receptive skills. When teaching beginning ASL, an emphasis should be placed on building receptive skills before expressive skills. By teaching exclusively in the target language for introduction of ASL vocabulary, linguistic features, and cultural behaviors, all students are on equal footing.

Professor Parkhurst adds that integral to teaching ASL is providing students with opportunities to broaden their knowledge and skills at Deaf community events. Because language and culture are inexorably linked, I incorporate a strong emphasis on Deaf Culture into the curriculum."

Since completing his degree program in Interpreting for the Deaf, Professor Parkhurst has interpreted in many settings, including educational, legal, medical, religious, platform, and performance. He has shared the stage with countless performers, including Pat Benetar, Maci Gray, Patti LaBelle, Third Eye Blind and Cyndi Lauper. He also worked as a language coach on the set of "Mr. and Mrs. Smith" with Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.


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Alan Paul

Foreign Languages Department

A.A., Phoenix College; B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara; Maestíeda, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Germaine Redfearn

Foreign Languages Department

B.A., M.A., University of California, Berkeley

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Carol H Reitan

Chair, Foreign Languages Department

B.A. Reed College, M.A., Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley

Prof. Reitan has been at CCSF since 1991.


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Hiromi Rustigan

Foreign Languages Department

B.A., Aoyamagakuin University; M.A., San Francisco State University

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Susanne M Schwarzer

Foreign Languages Department

Ph.D., University of California at Davis
M.A., Arizona State University

Prof. Schwarzer has been teaching at CCSF since 2006


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Giorgio Spano

Foreign Languages Department

Lauree, La Sapienza University, Rome Italy
Laurea from the University of Rome in Italian Language and Literature.
Laurea from the University of Rome in Sociology.
Italian accreditation to teach Humanities, History, and Italian language and literature.

Professor Spano has been teaching at CCSF since 1998

He promotes appreciation of Italy, its language and its culture, offering a perspective of a different life style and to those students of Italian descent, an opportunity to explore their roots. He also teaches the language to sharpen critical thinking skills by comparing the structure of the different languages.

Professor Spanò is the author of several books and tapes for students of Italian.

NEL LABIRINTO DEI VERBI - A series of reference books designed to explore all aspects of Italian verbs: conjugation, pronunciation, usage, etc.. An original and effective approach to the world of Italian verbs.

EXERCISE BOOKS
A series of workbooks aimed at reinforcing the student's knowledge of grammar, syntax and vocabulary. Each volume consists of exercises focusing on those aspects of the Italian language most difficult to master for English speaking students of Italian.

ITALIAN READINGS ON TAPE OR CD
A series of readings in Italian on audiocassette (some on audio CD), recorded by native Italian speakers. This series aims at improving listening comprehension and introducing specific vocabulary to students of all levels.

ORAL DRILLS ON ITALIAN GRAMMAR
A series of tapes for beginning students, aimed at reinforcing knowledge of sentence patterns. Exercises are based on repetition and transformation of Italian patterns most commonly misused by English speaking students. All instructions are in English. The written text includes examples and model sentences.

ORAL DRILLS ON ITALIAN VERBS
A series of eight tapes for beginning and intermediate students. It aims at reinforcing the student's ability to recall automatically verb endings, without focusing attention on meaning or syntax. Verb forms are drilled by means of repetition and transformation. The accompanying booklets provide model verb conjugations and instructions in English.

Professor Spanò won First place in the 2005 California Virtual Campus Online Teaching Website Awards


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Irena S Stefanova

Foreign Languages Department

B.A., M.A., Sofia University, Bulgaria; M.A., Simon Fraser University, Canada

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Nobuko Takamatsu

Foreign Languages Department

B.A., Aoyamagakui University; M.A., San Francisco State University

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Francisco Manuel Teixeira

Foreign Languages Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Josephine H.Y. Tsao

Foreign Languages Department

M.A., San Francisco State University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia


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Hui-Tzu Wang

Foreign Languages Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Jean F Wang

Foreign Languages Department

B.A., Shanghai Foreign Language Institute
M.A., University of California, Berkeley
M.A., Fresno State University

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Bi Yun Wen

Foreign Languages Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Khena S Wong

Foreign Languages Department

B.A., M.A., University of Hawaii, Manoa

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Wen Yee C Wong

Foreign Languages Department

B.A., M.A., San Francisco State University; M.A., University of San Francisco

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Etsuko T Wright

Foreign Languages Department

B.A., Kyoto University of Foreign Studies
M.A., San Francisco State University

Professor Wright has been a member of the CCSF faculty since 1986.

She believes in providing a classroom environment that reflects the real Japan. "I feel that students get the most out of learning when they are allowed to interact and help each other in a supportive atmosphere."

In her leisure time, Professor Wright enjoys cooking, home improvement and listening to music.


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Grace Yu

Foreign Languages Department

Ph. D. Candidate in Education, New York University, New York, New York.
M.A., Comparative Literature , University of California, Berkeley
M.A., Education, San Francisco State University
B. A., Foreign Languages and Literature, National Taiwan University

Professor Grace Yu has been teaching in Asian Studies Department, Foreign Languages Department and English As A Second Language Department since 1977.



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