This is Mei from Taiwan, currently live in Portugal for the master’s degree in languages and business relations. I graduated from Chinese Culture University (Taipei, Taiwan), majoring in English Literature in 2014. After the working experiences as a customer service, I decided to go to Spain to excel my Spanish. As the Spanish course was about to end, I successfully enrolled in Aveiro University. In the meanwhile, studying my master’s degree, I also lecture Mandarin in some language’ school.
I have been teaching Mandarin for almost two years. The lecturing language mainly is in English, however it can also be in Spanish and Portuguese, depending on students' expectation. I lecture Mandarin in Portuguese version to Portuguese children and in English version to Portuguese adults. I love teaching due to the fact that their dedication in leaning Mandarin is the main reason to trigger my teaching motivation.
For these Mandarin beginner learners, I always introduce basic Chinese history, and Mandarin pronunciation at the beginning, then the following topics are covered in this class: introduce yourself, express yourself, Mandarin grammars and so on. I use my materials as I have more comfortable using them. Sometimes, there is a small test to view learning process and improve Mandarin by these mistakes. My expectation to my students is high because I believe you can do it.