Zara 雨晨 : Chinese Mandarin

Zara 雨晨
Subject : Chinese Mandarin
Native : English
Switzerland
( / ) Lessons
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(8) Reviews
Last class : 6 days
Today
Online
45 Min : $22.92 / £17.40 / €19.46
Trial: 90% OFF
Hello, my name is Zara 雨晨 and I'm 41 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 discounted initial trial lesson at 90% of my normal lesson price 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 :
6 days ago.
 
01 Sep 2018
By : JeSi
Subject : Chinese Mandarin 
The tutor could adapt well to me. Furthermore, I can use my existing learning materials.
 
09 Apr 2018
By : Riccuso
Subject : English 
As first time on verbalplanet, it could not be better! Zara is an excellent teacher, who made me feel comfortable from the beginning by talking about many familiar topics: highly recommended!
 
15 Mar 2018
By : Franziska2005
Subject : English 
Thank you!
 
12 Mar 2018
By : Maria Antonietta C
Subject : English 
I liked the lesson with Zara. She is very professional

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