Zara 雨晨 : Chinese Mandarin

Zara 雨晨
Subject : Chinese Mandarin
Native : English
Switzerland
(36) Lessons
100%      
(6) Reviews
Last class : 8+ days
Today
Offline
45 Min : $21.47 / £16.65 / €19.73
Trial: FREE

Hello, my name is Zara 雨晨 and I'm 39 years old and currently living in Switzerland. I am a native English speaker and teach Chinese Mandarin, English. I have taught online with Verbalplanet.com since June 2014. I can speak the following languages fluently: English, Chinese Mandarin, German. I am currently offering a free initial trial lesson for new students.

Detailed Profile in English

About me

Hi

My name is Zara and I can teach you English or Mandarin Chinese.

I used to teach English in China while studying at university, but my full time teaching career began only after graduating. I have been an English language teacher for over 10 years now, both to adults and children. I obtained my teaching certificate (CELTA) in 2008.

Qualifications & Experience

I graduated from Beijing Language and Culture University in 2003, with a Bachelor degree in Chinese Language.

I used to teach English in China while studying at university, but my full time teaching career began only after graduating. I have been an English language teacher for over 10 years now, both to adults and children. I obtained my teaching certificate (CELTA) in 2008.

My Chinese teaching experience includes teaching at one primary school, at a university and a number of private schools. Recently I have concentrated mostly on teaching online because that allows me to use unlimited resources off the Internet in my classes, for example audio and video with authentic Chinese speech, presentations which I have prepared in advance and can share online, etc.

Teaching Approach

Many people say that Chinese is difficult to learn. I say it is not difficult, it is different.

I can help you learn without stress and you can soon find yourself forming entire sentences and being able to survive in some everyday situations.

Learning Chinese is a lot of fun, you find yourself sitting at home repeating over and over sounds that do not make sense to your family.

It also changes the way you approach language learning. Have you had to study a foreign language and sit through boring classes, writing down countless grammar rules and exceptions? There is nothing like that here. Chinese grammar is so simple that there are barely any rules to remember.

Each lesson includes listening, speaking and something I have had the opportunity to learn about China and Chinese people. I believe that knowing the culture helps communicate with people better.


My last class was :
8+ days ago.

 
05 May 2016
By : olivmarz
Subject : Chinese Mandarin 

Sara is a very friendly and patient teacher. The first lesson was a lot of fun, with good opportunities to practice speaking and listening. She helped me to assess my current level and gave valuable advice how to continue for further lessons.

 
20 Apr 2016
By : MoZhewen
Subject : Chinese Mandarin 

During this trial lesson, 雨晨 was able to help assess my level for different skills and offer helpful study suggestions and a potential way forward for future lessons.

 
08 Mar 2016
By : NCronshaw
Subject : Chinese Mandarin 

Always lots of opportunity to talk and listen. Recommend.

 
18 Jan 2016
By : NCronshaw
Subject : Chinese Mandarin 

Patient and consistent in using the taget language.

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