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Mandarin

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Beginner £40.00
Intermediate £40.00
Advanced £40.00
Expert £40.00

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Personal Description:

I am an energetic, enthusiastic and well qualified Mandarin teacher, who has already had over 10 years of teaching experience, including UK, Germany, Belgium, Taiwan and China, two international schools, two UK independent schools and four different language centres.

Teaching Experience:

Lecturer of Mandarin Chinese, University of West England Jan.2016- present
I am presently teaching one lecture per week in the Business and Law department to classes of up to 30 adult students. With the use of a variety of materials and drawing on my past experiences of creating a Chinese programme, I have created a suitable syllabus for beginners who will likely be using their new language skills in their future business positions.

Teacher of Chinese, Badminton School, Bristol, UK **Telephone Number Removed** This permanent Monday -Friday position gave me my first experience in preparing students for GCSE, iGCSE and A-level examinations. Due to how international my school is, I teach native Chinese speakers and non-native speakers. This breadth of student-base has expanded my skills considerably. From teaching students their first lesson to analysing millennia-old Chinese literature with native-speakers, I have enjoyed this challenge. I have developed the Chinese syllabus while here, which now has curriculum classes in years 7, 8 & 9. Last year saw my first two non-native speaking students take their GCSEs; both my British and my Korean student got As, after I had taught them from beginner level, two years previously. I am also the GCSE examiner for the oral summer examinations.

Teacher of Mandarin Chinese, Bristol Grammar School, Bristol, UK Jan. 2014 -July 2015
I taught Mandarin Chinese to a range of ages, all of whom were absolute beginners. My youngest group consisted of six-year-olds and my oldest group consisted of seventeen-year-olds. I brought Chinese into the school, which continues to teach compulsory Chinese classes to year 7, even after I moved on to Badminton School in 2015

Teacher of Mandarin Chinese, Bristol Language School, Bristol, UK Sept. 2014 - Aug. 2015
This part-time position saw me teaching Chinese to different levels of adult learners in the evening. My students ranged from absolute beginners to B1 level.

Teacher of Mandarin Chinese, International House Bristol, Bristol, UK Sept. 2013 - Jan. 2016
This part-time position saw me teaching Chinese to different levels of adult learners in the evening. My students ranged from absolute beginners to B1 level.

Teacher of Mandarin Chinese, Ms. 's Mandarin Corner, Beijing, China Sept. 2012 - June 2013
After graduating from BLCU, Beijing, where I completed my Masters in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language, I set up and taught in this school, which added to my ever-growing classroom experience by teaching students of all ages. I taught up to twenty hours per week, and had students from eight different countries. Although I tried to use Mandarin whenever I could, I could confidently use English or German to explain certain points if necessary.

Teacher of Mandarin and EAL, Rego British International School, Beijing, China Sep. 2012 - Dec. 2012
A very rewarding and challenging position, which expanded my teaching experience tremendously and offered me experience teaching the English curriculum (including GCSE Mandarin), as well as time teaching children with a vast range of ages and levels of Chinese. I taught both Mandarin Chinese and many aspects of Chinese culture and history.

Lecturer of Mandarin Chinese, Chinese Centre, Wen Hua Uni, Taipei, Taiwan July 2011 - Jan. 2012
In this exciting position, I taught Europeans, Asians, North Americans and Australasian all as part of my one-to-one and group class programmes.

Lecturer of Mandarin Chinese, Chinese Centre, Fu-Jen University, Taipei, Taiwan April - June 2011
Keen to get back into the classroom and get some first-hand experience to assist me while writing my Masters' dissertation, I got a position at my previous university, where I met some very interesting students from countries such as Honduras, Vanuatu, Germany, Paraguay, Italy, Britain, The USA, Japan and Korea.

Teacher of Mandarin Chinese, Taipei Language Institute, Taipei, Taiwan Jan. - April 2011
This was a useful experience, as I taught both **Contact Detail Removed** as well as handful of one-to-one classes.

Practical Lecturer of Mandarin Chinese, Sinology Department, The University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany Sept. - Dec. 2010
Using the textbook "Taiwan Today", I taught my class both Mandarin Chinese and about Taiwanese culture. I really appreciate my time here as I was given the freedom to create my own programme and to create each lecture. During my time at The University of Heidelberg, I covered a few of my colleagues' first semester Mandarin classes.

Lecturer of Mandarin Chinese, Beijing Language and Culture University, Beijing, China 2009-2010
During the first year of my Masters course, I assisted and taught a number of Chinese courses.

Chinese, English and German tutor 2006 - 2010
I have taught private adult classes in both Taiwan and China. This was my first professional experience of teaching people from such a varied cultural background.

Teaching Approach:

I am a calm, patient and energetic teacher. I love sharing my culture and native language with students, as I love travelling and learning new languages and cultures myself.

Everybody's development must be attended to individually. As a teacher, I am able to ascertain and cater for the educational needs of every one of my students. I know that every learner will have varying speeds of learning and will be able to access the content of the lesson in different ways. In my ten years of teaching experience, I have taught from primary school children up to international business people.

Whether you want a tutor for GCSE or A-level preparation, inspiring a love of the language in younger learners, want to learn Mandarin for fun, travelling, for business or for HSK exam, I have had experience teaching all types of language learners.

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Native Language: Chinese
Additional Languages: English (British), German
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)

Qualifications:

  • Beijing Language and Culture University (2014) - Teaching Chinese as a Second Language (Masters) (✘ Not On File)
  • Fu-Jen University, Taiwan (2012) - German (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)

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