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    Tailored English courses at all levels, learning with fun (one on one and group)

    Language is the window to a culture, and at the same time an integral part of a culture.
    The overarching learning goal of my classes is for students to:
    a) master English (speaking, reading, listening, writing) at different levels through various teaching activities which engage, challenge and motivate them at corresponding levels,
    b) experience a different culture and acquire a different (new) perspective of looking at the world through the language they are learning.

    I will provide customized learning materials and handouts, and share various learning resources.

    For beginners, you will learn basic grammars and simple daily expressions.
    For advanced learners, you will learn intermediate grammars with the purse of gaining the competence to conduct daily conversations and read simple articles.

    Extra information

    Be open-minded.
    Prepare to be challenged.
    Prepare to have a lot of fun (^_-)

    Location

    At teacher's location: Westertorenlaan, Tilburg, Netherlands
    At student's location: Around Korvel, Netherlands
    Online via webcam

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    General info

    Skills:

    English:
    English as a second language (esl), English for adults, School

    Age:

    Preschool children (4-6 years old)
    Children (7-12 years old)
    Teenagers (13-17 years old)
    Adults (18-64 years old)
    Seniors (65+ years old)

    Student level:

    Beginner
    Intermediate
    Advanced

    Duration:

    45 minutes
    60 minutes
    90 minutes
    120 minutes

    The class is taught in:

    English, Chinese

    About Me

    I obtained my Ph.D. with distinction, cum laude, from Tilburg University. Now I'm offering English and Chinese lessons at different levels.

    Born and raised in China and educated as an English major, I'm fluent in both Chinese and English. Through many years of experience in language teaching, I have mastered the skills and found the fun in exploring the beauty of languages and cultures together with students.

    Education

    PhD, linguistics, online culture studies, Tilburg University (2015-2020)
    MA, linguistics, Peking University (2012-2015)
    BA, English, Beijing Forestry University (2008-2012)

    Experience / Qualifications

    Certificate: University Teaching Qualification (Basiskwalificatie Onderwijs)

    Teaching experiences:
    2016, Chinese language teacher (class, Tilburg)
    2013-2015, English language teacher: college English (class, Peking University)
    2012-2013, English language teacher: high school English (one on one, Beijing)
    2010-2012, Teaching assistant: high school English (class, Beijing)
    Language is the window to a culture, and at the same time an integral part of a culture. The overarching learning goal of my classes is for students to: a) master Chinese/English (speaking, reading, listening, writing) at different levels through various teaching activities which engage, challenge and motivate them at corresponding levels, b) experience a different culture and acquire a different (new) perspective of looking at the world through the language they are learning. I will provide customized learning materials and handouts, and share various learning resources. For beginners, you will be introduced basic daily expressions, the pinyin system and basic grammars. For advanced learners, you will learn intermediate grammars with the purse of gaining the competence to conduct daily conversations, read simple articles, type, and write in Chinese.
    When you are uncertain about your essay or thesis (for instance the structure, argument or format), the opinion of a reader who is experienced in academic writing will be of great help. The goals of this class are to train your skills in academic writing in the aspects of text structure, logic, coherence, argument and format, and to improve your essays and theses. You will be provided the fundamental knowledge in the above-mentioned aspects, followed up with exercises and feedback. If you have a ready text, I will work on it together with you, sentence by sentence, paragraph by paragraph. In this process, I will ask you questions concerning your text to help you better form your argument, you will be informed of various argument valencies if there is any, and you will receive advice concerning the structure and format of your text. For essays and theses in the field of linguistics and culture studies, I will also provide feedback and advice on analysis.
    Strictly speaking, this is not a class, but a sharing of culture. My intention is to share some typical dishes and food from Northern China, and thereby provide you a bite of Chinese culture. You can invite friends to participate together, and make the "class" a dumplings party, or food party.

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