========================================================= Hi all, I received this and thought I would pass it along. Please to use proper due diligence in all matters. -- 麦特 =========================================================
My name is Christine Ouendag and I work for American Tours International in Los Angeles. I stumbled upon your group today as I was looking for Mandarin speakers in San Diego. We are a tour operator who operates tours in the United States for groups coming from China. Traditionally, we have worked on the European market but the last two years, we have ventured into the China market. As such, we have needed Mandarin speaking tour directors.
This year, we will be running a training tour for our new guides. One night of the tour, March 26, we will be staying in San Diego. I am looking for (2) native Mandarin speakers who would be interested in listening to (6) of our new guides practice their commentary. This would take place in the evening, maybe 7:00 in a local hotel. I would be able to provide dinner as well as a small stipend. It could be an interesting opportunity for anyone interested. If you know anyone in your group who would be willing to help, I would appreciate you giving them my email address. [address removed] Phone number is (310)[masked]
We are also hiring year round, so if there are any members who might be interested in working as a tour director, please feel free to give them my email as well. If you have any questions, please ask.
As the organizer of the group (2007-07~2008-01), my intent is to foster an environment that people who are interested in Chinese language, Chinese culture can come together to make friends, to learn from each other, and also to relax and have a good time. I hope this group is the place that you are no longer the "odd" one who speaks Chinese, rather you feel right at home as we are the like-minded bunch. If you are interested in learning/practicing/improving your Chinese language, or interested in Chinese culture, or just like to eat Chinese food, please join us. Normally, we will do a meet up event each month. I will try my best to link up with local Chinese communities, to participate events hosted by them as well.