I'm a Korean who graduated from a Canadian University and working on an engineering job in the great Vancouver area.
I have studied in China during my middle and high school and also achieved HSK level 6 certification.
I'm fairly fluent in Chinese to communicate with Chinese friends and also have quite of knowledge about Chinese culture from the experience.
If you want to learn and practice Chinese from the beginning, I do think I would be the right tutor for you.
Besides, I'm a natural-born Korean who is fluent in Korean to teach the culture and details in language nuance, or anything you like to know about Korea. I have taught some of my Chinese friends to build their base for Korean and it worked out great.
I can adjust the program for you with your desire. Feel free to contact me with any other questions. With my tutoring and your passion, I do believe your language skill will grow like a rocket!
Lots of Chinese are living in great vancouver area, especially Richmond.
Great number of Chinese stores and restaurants' are open around the whole area, definitely worth visiting those for practice since they all speak fluent Mandarin.
For Korean, there is a K-town in Coquitlam where lots of Korean live and Korean restaurants are everywhere in that area. Fairly easy to practice and learn Korean.
Start with me (tutor) to learn the basis and start making Chinese/Korean friends through social communication ! or simply communicate to the staffs in stores since they are the expertise of those languages.
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