Cynthia “Candy” Perine


CELTA Certificate

  • Asia Society, Initiatives in Chinese Language Learning Conference, Washington DC, April 2012
  • Asia Society, Initiatives in Chinese Language Learning Conference, San Francisco, CA, April 2011
  • STARTALK Program, California State University, San Francisco, Summer 2010
    Director, Christy Lao, PHD (two week course for teachers of Mandarin)
  • Certificate in Mandarin, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2002
  • University of Sydney, coursework: Classical Chinese, Chinese Literature, 2000
  • Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) Certificate
    Cambridge University, Sydney, Australia branch, 2000
  • MBA, Accounting, Golden Gate University, San Francisco, CA, 1985
  • BA, French (major), English (minor), University of California, Davis, CA 1971
  • CPA, State of California, 1985 (inactive)
  • Substitute Teaching Credential, State of California (current)
  • University of Nevada, Reno, NV coursework: Teaching English Language to Adults 2003
  • Substitute Teaching Credential, State of Nevada (not current)

Chinese University Certificate


  • Saturday morning class for young children in Mandarin, Grass Valley, CA 2009-2011
  • Incline Village Middle School, Mandarin lunch-time classes, 2008-present
  • Incline Village High School, Mandarin after-school classes, 2010-present
  • Nevada Union High School, Nevada City, CA, Mandarin after-school classes, 2011-2012
  • XiaoMao* Culture Club, Grass Valley/Nevada City, CA after-school culture classes, Mandarin classes, Spring 2012
  • XiaoMao Culture Club, daycamp, Grass Valley/Nevada City, CA Mandarin classes, Summer 2012
  • ELearning Café, Incline Village, NV Mandarin classes, 2011-present
  • Nevada Real Estate Licensee, employed at Coldwell Banker Select Real Estate, Incline Village, NV

*XiaoMao Culture Club is a program sponsored by the Community Asian Theater of the Sierras (CATS) based in Nevada City, CA. (see website:

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