I'm a native Chinese (Mandarin) standard speaker. I went to university in China and continued studying in South Korea. During my three years in graduate school, I taught Chinese in a private language institution for two years. I taught Chinese to mostly Korean speakers and a few English speakers.
I can teach group classes, and students from age 7 to 54 in Korean, English and Chinese. I am able to explain grammar, vocabulary distinguish, beginning/inter-media/advanced speaking, writing, HSK 1-6, and detailed technical problems well in Korean, English and Chinese.
I picked up the Korean language within 6 months and am now an advanced Korean speaker. From my experience, learning a foreign language not only needs interest but also patience and continuous effort.
You may find nothing changed on the next day you opened the book or had a class, but you may surprise yourself after a period of time. You need to keep on doing it. Language skills do not grow in a straight line going up, but as stairs, step by step.
I'm not lying. I did it. My students did it. And we are not special but keep on doing it. You can too. And when you can communicate with someone from another country or culture you always can learn something new.
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