I have lived in China for 6 years and am an advanced speaker of Mandarin. I love to teach and look forward to working with you to improve your skills in all aspects of learning Mandarin! With emphasis on spoken language, we will work on getting you conversational in Chinese. As someone who taught English and learned Chinese for all 6 years of my time in China, I am well aware of what it takes to learn and master a foreign language, as well as the difficulties that will need to be focused on.
I am a fun, energetic person. In lessons, I love to switch things up and do creative activities that are outside the box, but stimulate learning as well. I like to discuss any number of things in lesson plans so that you have the opportunity to be immersed in the language. Because I am patient, rather than switching into English, I prefer to speak in Chinese, but adjust the speed so that you really begin to process things in Chinese. I can also focus specifically on business English, as that is an asset for many currently going to China.
I have taught language one-on-one, in a group, and in classroom settings. I look forward to sitting down with you, assessing where you are at, and figuring out a plan for how you learn language best. I value flexibility in the learning process and understand that everyone learns differently. With that in mind, I will create a curriculum tailored to you and your needs. I look forward to meeting you soon!
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