Are you interested in Chinese language and culture? Do you want to go traveling in Taiwan and China? Do you want to work in Beijing, Shanghai, or Taipei and live there for a couple years? Do you want to make friends with Taiwanese and Chinese people?
Yes. Most definitely!
Hi, I am Namratha. Looking forward to learning Chinese
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The idea of starting this group is to give an introduction of Chinese language and culture in an interesting and also efficient way. For me, it is a way to make new friends with a common interest and expand my life as living in a foreign country. I would like to make the best use of my professional skills in terms of helping people understand the language and culture. The events will be held in a local café, so it would also be like a bunch of people discussing their passion of going traveling in China and Taiwan. And the language skill and culture awareness will prepare you a better understanding and expectation when you finally start your journey there.
I have completed a 126-hour training program in TCSL(Teaching Chinese as a Second Language) in World Chinese Language Association in Taiwan. From 2008 to 2010, I worked for Berlitz Education Company and accomplished the Berlitz instructor training. During 2010 to 2013, I worked for Cartus Relocation Company as an off-site language trainer, giving Chinese language, and cross-culture courses.
In my opinion, language learning and cultural understanding are equally important. I like to compare the similarities and differences in between various cultures and languages. Thus, the students could usually learn something new from what they are familiar with.
Last but not the least, the reason for me to learn a new language is to be able to use it in a very practical way. If your goal is to start speaking Chinese comfortably after the first lesson, you have just found your teacher.