My name is Ben and I am fluent in Mandarin Chinese and have been studying the language for over a decade. My qualifications include a B.A. in Chinese from the University of Texas, a graduate certificate in Chinese studies from Johns Hopkins/Nanjing University, and over two years living, studying, and working in China.
While in China I studied at Beijing Foreign Studies University, Qingdao University, and Nanjing University. I also worked as a TV host, English teacher, actor, and consultant. My experience and time spent on the mainland gave me an in-depth understanding of the language and culture of China.
I am here in Dallas now to start an MBA at the University of Texas at Dallas and upon completion I hope to return to China to do business. While I am here in Dallas I am tutoring high school students and anyone who is interested in improving their Chinese. As a non-native speaker of the language I am familiar with the pitfalls and work required to reach fluency. As a native English speaker I am well suited to help you or your child to learn Chinese. I look forward to working with you.
For those who are curious, my profile picture is a photo of me performing a "Xiangsheng" or comedy routine in Chinese on Chinese television. I also have my own YouTube channel with videos of me traveling around Beijing and introducing the food, customs, and culture of China. Feel free to ask em about it.
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