I teach in a friendly and fairly relaxed manor, and I try to gauge what level students are at and adapt what I'm teaching them according to their level.
I focus more on speaking and listening, and some reading. I'm also happy to try to help with writing Chinese characters if students require.
Hi, my name is Max,
I teach Mandarin Chinese and I’ve taught Chinese to people of different ages, including children, as well as teenagers and adults. I grew up in the UK, I’m part Chinese, and studied Mandarin Chinese at university.
I speak fluent Mandarin, and have experience of not only speaking to friends in Mandarin, but also using Mandarin in other settings such as in different working environments, particularly in the area of media, where I have a large amount of experience communicating with colleagues in Chinese, and have also done news reports in Chinese. I have also studied, worked and travelled in China.
Apart from this, I’ve also learned basic Cantonese.
Please let me know if you would be interested in lessons, or if you have any questions! All the best!
2.1 Bachelor of Arts Degree in Chinese Studies (Modern and Classical), from the University of London, SOAS (The School of Oriental and African Studies)
i-to-i 60-hour online TEFL and TESOL course
Experience teaching Chinese to people in the UK, as well as teaching English to people in China.
Copy editor and presenter for CNC in Beijing, China
My primary role was as a copy editor, and I also worked as a presenter for certain programmes with CNC, as well as a small number of programmes with other departments in Xinhua News Agency. For some of the presenting work I travelled to different parts of China, including Inner Mongolia and Zhejiang province
Presenter on the popular Chinese Internet show OMG Xiaoba（OMG笑吧）
Guest on an episode of Informal Talks （非正式会谈）
Worked with the London Chinese Chinatown Association and presented at the largest Chinese New Year celebrations in the UK for three years running (London, Trafalgar Square)Videographer / reporter - Phoenix Satellite TV Worked as a videographer for international Chinese TV broadcaster, Phoenix Satellite TV. I occasionally worked as a reporter as well. I was based in the UK, and was fortunate to have many travel opportunities for work, including trips to Cuba, Switzerland, Serbia, Germany, Austria, Poland and Ukraine
Represented the London Chinatown Chinese Association at the “Discovery Trip to China for Eminent Young Overseas Chinese, 2017”, hosted by the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China and China Overseas Exchange Association. When our group visited Yanqi Lake during the visit, I performed my original song “Unity” with fellow musician Andy Leung
My cover of a song was featured on the CCTV 13 programme “Singing Together on the Silk Road: My Favourite Chinese Song”
Translated at the “China-UK International Talent Dialogue for Mianyang – Science & Technology City of China”, and the “China-UK Promotion & Investment Conference for Mianyang – Science & Technology City of China”
Performed twice at the largest Chinese New Year celebrations in the UK (London, Trafalgar Square). I performed both as a solo act and as part of the Beat Nations band
Featured in an episode of Chef Nic (十二道锋味), filming alongside Chinese celebrities Maggie Cheung (张曼玉) and Nicholas Tse (谢霆锋)
Presented at the Pujiang Innovation Forum - UK Sub-forum
Interviewed James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Olivia Munn, Oscar Isaac, Sophie Turner and other actors in the X-Men Apocalypse cast, for a news piece on the issue of ‘whitewashing’ in Hollywood
Performed at the Chinese New Year galas of Oxford University, Birmingham University and Greenwich University, as well as the main Chinese New Year gala for the Chinese Student and Scholars Association UK
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