I am a Taiwanese who recently moved to the US from China. In Taiwan and China, I have taught English, Chinese and other subjects for more than 7 years. My students' ages and types were diverse. Being flexible and sympathetic for students are two of the most important things that I learned from my teaching experience.
I have taught diverse students who were from 2 to 18 years old, including 5 years teaching two learning-disabled students. I also have 3 years of small and large classroom teaching experience. In a classroom setting, I will prepare various teaching materials for the needs of different students. Additionally, I will dynamically adjust my teaching methods to the students' needs.
I understand two different Chinese systems: traditional and simplified Chinese. I am familiar with the pinyin system, which is used in China, and the bopomofo system, which is used in Taiwan. So with me, students have different options for Chinese learning.
My basic teaching method for young learners is to teach students the vocab words and phrases for daily use. Fun in learning is one element. In order to increase students' interest, special activities--for example, making dumplings, teaching table manners—may be a part of class lessons. Before starting any special activity, I will discuss my plan with parents for younger students. For older learners, the teaching materials may change in order to adapt to students' current Chinese level.
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