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Cupertino High School and Homestead High School

Ying Jin

Institution: Cupertino High School and Homestead High School

Positions: Mandarin Chinese Teacher

BA in Chinese Language and Literature, Peking University, Beijing, China; MA in Educational Technologies, SFSU

2018 ACTFL Teacher of the Year (TOY), 2017 SWCOLT TOY, 2017 California Language Teachers’ Assocation (CLTA) TOY, 2016 CLTA Outstanding Teacher Award

Languages: Mandarin

Effective lesson and unit planning, ACTFL Core Practices, Technology in language teaching, coaching and mentoring, CA Standards & Framework


“One language sets you in a corridor for life.  Two languages open every door along the way.” - Frank Smith