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Mark G.

Seattle, WA

$60/hour

MA in Chinese Linguistics and MBA, with broad experiences

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Tamkang University, Taipei, Taiwan
English Literature
Fujun Univetsity, Taipei Taiwan
Master's
Duke University, Durham, NC
MBA

Education

Tamkang University, Taipei, Taiwan (English Literature)

Fujun Univetsity, Taipei Taiwan (Master's)

Duke University, Durham, NC (MBA)

About Mark

Some people say it is easy to learn Chinese as its grammar is simple. This is not true. It grammar is different and rich. For example, Chinese does not concern itself with “time” in the same way English does – one can say, I “go” today, tomorrow, or yesterday, without changing the verb (inflection), as “the day” is already a sufficient time indicator. In that way, Chinese is “easier” to learn.

Chinese concerns itself with whether something is completed or changed, not so much so with “when” it is done. In Chinese one can say “I go (+ LE) today, yesterday or tomorrow” (“le” is a particle indicating a “change of state”). It can mean “I already went there today, yesterday, or I change my mind – I will go tomorrow).

What a different way of looking at the world. Looking forward to sharing more with you.

I hold a master degree in Chinese linguistics from Fujen University, which was the oldest Catholic School in China until it was moved to Taiwan in 1949. While getting my MA, I taught English at the Taipei YMCA and as a result, I was asked to tutor quite a few of my American and Japanese colleagues on Mandarin Chinese. A mirror is one the tools I used when teaching Chinese --a good way to see how your tongue moves and where it sits.
Some people say it is easy to learn Chinese as its grammar is simple. This is not true. It grammar is different and rich. For example, Chinese does not concern itself with “time” in the same way Read more

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Travels within 30 miles of Seattle, WA 98121
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Chinese

Learning Mandarin Chinese is fun. Some people say it is easier to learn Chinese as its grammar is simple. This is not true. It grammar is different and rich. For example, Chinese does not concern itself with “time” in the same way English does – one can say, I “go” today, tomorrow, or yesterday, without changing the verb (inflection), as “the day” is already a sufficient time indicator. In that way, Chinese is “easier” to learn.

Chinese concerns itself with whether something is completed or changed, not so much so with “when” it is done. In Chinese one can say “I go (+ LE) today, yesterday or tomorrow” (“le” is particle indicating a “change of state”). It can mean “I already went there today, yesterday, or I change my mind – I will go tomorrow).

What a different way of looking at the world. Looking forward to sharing more with you! I hold a master degree in Chinese linguistics from Fujen University (the oldest Catholic School in China - it moved from China to Taiwan in 1949). While getting my MA, I taught English at the Taipei YMCA and as a result, I was asked to tutor quite a few of my American and Japanese colleagues on Mandarin Chinese. A mirror is one the tools I used when teaching Chinese - a good way to see how your tongue moves and where it sits.

Tamkang University, Taipei, Taiwan
English Literature
Fujun Univetsity, Taipei Taiwan
Master's
Duke University, Durham, NC
MBA

Education

Tamkang University, Taipei, Taiwan (English Literature)

Fujun Univetsity, Taipei Taiwan (Master's)

Duke University, Durham, NC (MBA)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 10 hours notice required

Travel policy

Mark will travel within 30 miles of Seattle, WA 98121.