Xiamen University /University of Hull (English)
Boston University (Master's)
To begin, I have a background in foreign language learning and teaching. I received my first B.A. degree in English as a Foreign Language, Literature, and Culture from University of Hull in England. One of my core courses was “Language Learning and Teaching”. The year-long course provided me with many opportunities to learn pedagogy for teaching a language. After graduating, I worked as a general assistant at the Foreign Language Department at Xiamen University, where I completed my second B.A. degree specialized in interpretation and translation between Chinese Mandarin and English.
One of my academic interests at the graduate school was to study conflict transformation through culture. I regard myself as a “bridge” between two cultures. I enjoy introducing and explaining different aspects of Chinese culture to my American co-workers, while telling stories of my “adventure” in the United States to people of my home community. I am fully aware, and have experienced myself, of how conflicts caused by cultural differences can become opportunities for people of different cultural contexts to communicate with each other and find the beauty of diversity. It would be a pleasure to actively engage in cultural facilitation by becoming a Chinese language tutor!
If you are an adult student, you might have realized that adults pick up a new language in a very different way from children. Unlike children, we adults do not naturally “absorb” a new language. Instead, we literately have to learn it step by step. That is to say, it might be helpful to have a tutor like me who feels comfortable to explain the nuance of Chinese language in English when it is necessary. As someone who has experiences of learning a foreign language, I understood how students might feel in the language learning process. I am ready to walk with anyone that has an interest in exploring the beauty of Chinese language and culture!
Please do not hesitate to contact me and learn more about me as a Chinese language tutor. I am open to any questions. I cannot wait to be a part of your life journey as you are working with one of my favorite languages!
To begin, I have a background in foreign language learning and teaching. I received my first B.A. degree in English as a Foreign Language, Literature, and Culture from University of Hull in England. One of my core courses was “Language Learning and Teaching”. The year-long course provided me with many opportunities to learn pedagogy for
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