Hello (pinyin: "nin hao") !
I'm Waysha (pinyin: "Weixia"), your Mandarin tutor/trainer. My education and teaching career stretches from China, to England, and of course to America. I have a Master's Degree in Applied Linguistics/TESOL from Leeds University and that's where my slight British accent comes from. Since that time I have spoken Mandarin, Cantonese, and Hakanese (3 out of many Chinese dialects) since I was a little girl.
Many of my students' parents recognize how important it is to have their children learn Mandarin and also to gain a basic understanding of Chinese culture. Mandarin is the official language of China and Taiwan. It is by far the most popular Chinese dialect world-wide, so that is the one that I teach here in San Diego County.
How can I describe my students? Some of my young students know three or four different languages. A few are in middle or high school and need a helping hand there. Adults that I tutor usually find themselves doing business in China, or wanting to, and others are traveling to Asia as writers and vacationers. Whatever your objectives, know that learning a new language is good for you; it keeps your mind alert and cognitive functions in a growth mode. Add cultural exposure, as I do in my lessons, and the adventure never stops!
Learning Mandarin is good for all the above reasons but has special promise in its economic potential, especially to our children, as China and other Asian countries continue to develop economic, academic and sometimes even romantic relationships with the West. That's what my husband did!
Email an inquiry to me so we can address your Mandarin tutoring needs!
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