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Yuanyuan H.

Atlanta, GA

$45/hr

Learning Chinese culture helps learn Chinese language.

Background check passed as of 10/1/12
Usually responds in about 18 hours

Learning Chinese culture helps learn Chinese language.

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My name is Yuanyuan (pronounced as UN UN by English speakers), I'm from Sichuan, China and a graduate of China West Normal University where I majored in English Education. I have taught English to junior high and primary school students. I have also taught Mandarin Chinese language and cultural lessons to Peace Corps volunteers and foreigners in China. I believe that knowing about the culture of a foreign country helps tremendously when one's learning the language of that country. My skills and practices of teaching both English and Chinese to people helped me figure out an integrated and contrasting teaching method. Also, my experiences of working for translation company translating between English and Chinese helped me achieve fuller understanding of both languages to be able to teach them more sufficiently.

Language:
Chinese
Corporate Training:
Chinese

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Chinese

I was born and grew up in China. I majored in English Education in China West Normal University. I have taught English to primary and middle school students in China. I have also given Chinese and cultural lessons to Peace Corps volunteers and foreigners in China in the past 4 years (before I moved to America). I have done English/Chinese subtitles for a Peace Corps documentary and some TV shows. I also worked as a translator translating both English and Chinese materials. Those experiences helped me gain a better understanding and appreciation of both languages, cultures and the ways of how they can be turned into each other.

Learning Chinese is not as hard as people think. In my opinion, there are mainly two ways to learn Chinese: extensive and intensive learning.

Extensive learning is good for people who just want to know enough Chinese for certain serviceable purposes, such as business trips, traveling plans, or just for fun. For this kind of learning, certain basic phrases and expressions will be provided, plus simple grammar introductions. The lessons are easy, fast and concise. Practices will be focused more on speaking and listening, less on reading and writing. Of course, students can always require to learn specific things about Chinese language.

Intensive learning is good for people who want to learn this language for long-term goals and master it. This requires learning Pinyin (Chinese phonetic alphabet), strokes, tones, grammar and very importantly, Chinese culture. This kind of learning will involve more systematic planning and serious practices for listening, speaking, reading and writing. Intensive learning also can be boosted with Chinese culture understanding, which will help students acquaint the whole learning project and make learning experiences more interesting, efficient and enjoyable.

China West Normal University

Education

China West Normal University

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Yuanyuan will travel within 10 miles of Atlanta, GA 30324.


About Yuanyuan

My name is Yuanyuan (pronounced as UN UN by English speakers), I'm from Sichuan, China and a graduate of China West Normal University where I majored in English Education. I have taught English to junior high and primary school students. I have also taught Mandarin Chinese language and cultural lessons to Peace Corps volunteers and foreigners in China. I believe that knowing about the culture of a foreign country helps tremendously when one's learning the language of that country. My skills and practices of teaching both English and Chinese to people helped me figure out an integrated and contrasting teaching method. Also, my experiences of working for translation company translating between English and Chinese helped me achieve fuller understanding of both languages to be able to teach them more sufficiently.

Education

China West Normal University

Education

China West Normal University


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Atlanta, GA 30324

Yuanyuan’s Subjects

Language:
Chinese
Corporate Training:
Chinese

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


Background Check Status for Yuanyuan H.

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