● NATIVE in Mandarin and Minnan/Hokkien, HKU
● Working proficiency in Cantonese, English (working on Spanish)
(able to teach in Cantonese and English)
● Working full-time in MNC, Global Citizen. Love different cultures and outdoor.
English and Cantonese are my most frequently spoken language now.
● FUN & PRACTICAL.
I am a learner in other languages. Teaching my natives also allows me learning from you (my student) and your culture.
Cultural awareness is something cannot be avoided in language acquisition, and as a global citizen, that's what I can provide to my students beyond language knowledge.
If you choose to learn this language, I assume you accept or adapt this culture at least in some levels. So try to be social, make friends with natives, take initiative to embrace your journey of exploring both the goods & bads about it. (yes, including the bads)
In my opinion, the best way to learn a language is to use it, and with correct guidance.
● Experience as a tutor both in HK and China.
● Able to teach basic academic Chinese (grammar, exams, literature) -- because I was a A student, I understand the learning curve.
how easy is it to find one who use Mandarin with you in HK?
It's easy if you use it often. Generally speaking, writing is more difficult than speaking and listening.
The learning of any languages start from input (listening, reading) before output (speaking, writing).
My advise is, focus on listening and speaking at the beginning stage, because this is the foundation before going further. And the key here is pronunciation. If you pronounce wrongly, it's unlikely you understand what you listen, and you will end up more time spent on your pronunciation correction if you keep on reinforcing your mistakes.
So in my opinion, a native speaker's guidance is extremely important at the beginning of your Mandarin learning path.
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