Teacher: Xiaoxiao Yan (Montreal)
Promotion: Trial Class 25% Off!
16 students in Montreal have taken this course
My classes will be customized to your needs and levels. You will learn Mandarin pronunciation (Pinyin), vocabulary and conversations, as well as grammar. There will be an aural-oral emphasis, however you will learn how to write Chinese characters, too!
For speaking, I put emphasis on helping my students develop proper pronunciation, understanding the rules of sentences patterns and apply it properly.
For writing, I try to help my students understand how Chinese character represents the pronunciation and meanings, and then guide my students to memorize and write Chinese characters properly.
City / Country of origin: Taizhou, China
Mother language: Mandarin
Spoken languages: Mandarin, English, French
ABOUT THE TEACHER
I have been working as Chinese-English translator. I love films and Chinese literature.
I offer Mandarin classes for beginners, from Pinyin to daily conversations. Either you want to learn Mandarine for business purposes, for traveling or just for fun, I would love to work on it with you.
Bachelor of Arts: English Literature (Business Translation)
Sept 2005- June 2009
Zhejiang Gongshang University, China
Bachelor of Arts: Film Studies Major
January 2010 – June 2012
Brock University, St. Catharines, ON
Freelance English-Chinese Translator/ Interpreter 2009 – Present
Translator for independent short film Don’t Step on the Bow https://vimeo.com /14594810
Chinese-English, English-Chinese interpreter for the Chinese director Jia Zhangke and the journalist Helen Faradji
International Communications Assistant May 2012 – August 2012
International Market Development, Brock University, Ontario, Canada
• Translated brochures and the newsletters Brock Boarding Pass (please see the attachments) from English to Chinese
• Interpreted for conferences of Brock University and Chinese visiting Universities, from English to Chinese and from Chinese to English
• Managed the Official Chinese Social media Weibo account for Brock University (May, 2012 to August, 2012) on a daily base
• Created videos for Brock University for recruiting international students in the school year of 2012/13