Dr. Haiyan Fu, author of Chinese Essentials: What and How, has been teaching Chinese to speakers of other languages professionally since 1982. She is currently teaching at Northside College Preparatory High School in Chicago. Dr. Fu has a BA in English Literature from Beijing Language Institute 1982, a M.Ed. from Smith College, and an Ed.D. from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, specializing in second language acquisition, instructional leadership and curriculum development. She is certified in Chinese, English, ESL, Language Arts and Bilingual Education in the State of Illinois. Fu has served on CLASS board since 2006; MCTA board since 1999. She has been conducting or presenting at teaching training workshops nationwide since 2005.