Information About Jiamin - Kingston upon Thames teacher
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I am Beijinger living in the UK. I am a native Mandarin speaker without any accent. I hold an MBA degree from the University of Liverpool and my Bachelor degree is in English Language and Literature. My major background is in business and I have more than 15 years of working experience in multi-cultural business environment. In the past, I have helped many clients with their settlement in China including grasping the language up to different level for living and working in China.
Moving to the UK is a fantastic opportunity and it is exciting to unfold life in a foreign country. At the same time, I hope to take the opportunity to share the beauty of Chinese with people who are interested and wishing to have help in their learning process. Because of my past experiences, I have a focus on teaching people to use the language in daily practice. If a language is not for using, the language will be meaningless. Language at the basic level is for survival, therefore it must serve the needs of one's daily life.
The focus of my teaching the language is on using it.
In business, I taught clients daily Chinese for their working and living in China, enabling them to be able to hold simple conversation and manage their own life without extra help. Further more, for some learners, it could last up to a year for them to learn about using the language for work. I introduced content that existing in their daily life rather than something that is not common or out of date. For example, many foreigners have used the idiom "马马虎虎". However, this is not commonly used at all and has been taken as a typical Foreign Chinese expression.
Secondly, I mainly helped people with opening their mouths and speaking in the language. Many feel shy even when they have known certain level of vocabulary and grammar. How to get the comfort to speak in a foreign language even it is not perfect? I have shared with many people some techniques I have learnt from my personal experience.
I also welcome beginners who would like to get more sense of the language or people who are taking Chinese lessons and would like personal tuition for exams and etc.
Face to face and online via Skype with a intensive focus on oral communication first.
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References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- University of Liverpool (2005) - MBA (Masters) (✔ On File)