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Lingshuang-Jack

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United States
9:24 PM (GMT-06:00)
Mandarin
7
14
Mandarin
7
14

Speaks

Mandarin
Native
,
English
C2
,
Japanese
C2
,
Swedish
A2
,
Finnish
A1

About Me

I am a native Chinese Mandarin speaker and I hold two Masters degrees from the University of Colorado Boulder - Asian Language and Civilization, and Linguistics. The former provided me with extensive training in translation, interpretation, and literary analysis from both historical and modern perspectives. Linguistics offered me the theoretical and practical basis for teaching a foreign language. I am especially interested in applying phonetic and phonological strategies (language sound patterns) to classroom teaching in order to prepare students for a native-like pronunciation and intuition.

I served as a Japanese language course teaching assistant for 2 years with an average evaluation rating of 5.5 out of 6. I also have participated in many workshops provided by the Graduate Teacher Program focusing on curriculum designing, linguistic assessment, classroom technology usage, student-centered learning environment fostering, classroom conflict management, and cultural diversity awareness.

I am extremely excited to bring my experience and abilities to YOU and help YOU achieve YOUR life goals with a high level of language skills. I believe language learning should be fun for both students and teachers. So, are you ready? Let's start our journey today!

Schedule

Teaching Expertise

Beginner
Upper Beginner
Intermediate
Upper Intermediate
Advanced
Upper Advanced
Teenagers (12-18)
Adults (18+)
Curriculum
Homework
Learning Materials
Lesson Plans
Proficiency Assessment
Quizzes/Tests
Reading Exercises
Writing Exercises
Accent Reduction
Business Mandarin
Grammar Development
Interview Preparation
Listening Comprehension
Phonetics
Reading Comprehension
Speaking Practice
Vocabulary Development
Writing Correction
HSK

Résumé

Education

2013 - 2017
M.A. Japanese Language and Civilization and M.A. Linguistics
University of Colorado - Boulder, USA
Modern and ancient Japanese literature; Computational linguistics with phonetics and phonology focus.
2009 - 2013
B.A. Mathematics and B.A. Philosophy
University of Denver - Denver, USA
Magna Cum Laude; University Honors; Phi Beta Kappa

Work Experience

2016 - 2017
Graduate Instructor
University of Colorado - Boulder, USA
Languages of the World; Language Sound Structure
2013 - 2016
Teaching Assistant
University of Colorado - Boulder, USA
Intermediate Japanese; Language and Gender; Language Sound Structures
2011 - 2013
Chinese, Japanese, Latin, and Math Tutor
University of Denver - Denver, USA
A student worker for Center for World Languages and Cultures, and the University Math Center

Certifications

2011
Membership of Phi Sigma Iota International Foreign Language Honor Society
Phi Sigma Iota International Foreign Language Honor Society - USA
Phi Sigma Iota recognizes outstanding accomplishment in the study or teaching of any of the academic fields related to foreign language, literature, or culture.
2015
Certificate for Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning Accosiate
University of Colorado - Boulder, USA
A part of the Teaching Institute for Graduate Research Education Program