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Nica Chou

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6:46 PM (GMT-04:00)
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Mandarin
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12
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Mandarin
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12

Speaks

Mandarin
Native
,
English
C2
,
Russian
A1
,
Spanish
A1

About Me

*JANUARY AVAILABILITY UPDATED! *Please note that the scheduled times are subject to change.

• Native Mandarin Speaker from Taiwan
• Teach Both Traditional & Simplified Characters
• Speak Fluent English
• 9+ Years of Teaching Experience Online & In-Person
• Interactive and Fun Teaching Style

Hello, my name is Nica Chou. I am born and raised in Taiwan, so my mother tongue is Mandarin Chinese and Taiwanese. I am also fluent in English because I am an English major. After graduating from university, I’ve lived in Sydney, Australia for a year and I’m currently working in New York, United States.

I am not only a Chinese teacher, but also a dance instructor. I have 9 years of teaching experience in Taiwan. Most of the comments I’ve got from my students are that: I am very patient, and I explain everything in detail. My teaching style varies depending on different students. For example, I have a student who just had a daughter. So I teach him the vocabulary of the body parts, basic adjectives, colors, numbers, so that he can interact with his daughter in Chinese using simple words at home. I have another student who just wants to practice speaking and listening. So I chat with him casually in Chinese only, while focusing on the topic that interests him. Then I'd make a list of the words he’s never heard from our conversation. Generally, I prefer interactive teaching, because it’s closer to real-world situations and the result will be more effective.

If you've been learning Mandarin for a while and are planning on going to Taiwan, Hong Kong, or Macau, I am the perfect native speaker to help you with Traditional Chinese (Of course, I read and write Simplified Chinese fluently too.), which could be challenging even for Simplified Chinese users to learn. Moreover, I can always help you get familiar with the culture, connections, and tips before you go! Take a trial with me!

Private Lessons

60 minutes

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Résumé

schoolEducation

2008 - 2011
B.A. English Language and Literature
Tamkang University - Taipei, Taiwan

briefcaseWork Experience

2007 - 2011
Dance Instructor
True Dance - Taipei, Taiwan.
Jazz and Hip-Hop Dance
2007 - 0
Professional Mandarin Tutor
Online & In-Person - Taipei, Sydney, New York, and Skype!
Mandarin Chinese Language

diploma_2Certifications

2014 - 2014
TCSOL Certificate
IATCSOL(The International Association for Teachers of Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages) - Taiwan
Teaching of Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages

Private Lessons

60 minutes