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• 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!