Hi, my name is Shunning HAN (韩顺宁). You can call me Stella. I used to teach Mandarin and English in a primary school in Hong Kong for three years. I’ve also tutored some students who study Sinology in Zurich. Therefore, I can teach students from all different Chinese levels. My teaching philosophy is that learning should be student-centered. As a teacher, my role is to tailor make materials and activities that help you learn more effectively. As a student, you are expected to speak as much Mandarin as you can in and outside of the class. Don’t be afraid of making any mistakes! I will be very patient and always willing to help you learn better.
I was born and raised up in one of the most international cities in China – Shanghai. I completed my bachelor studies in Hong Kong, majoring in English Language Education. Last year, I obtained a master’s degree in English Linguistics at University of Zurich. My research interest is bilingualism and multilingualism. I also had a lot of working experiences in various countries (China, Ireland, Australia and Switzerland). Therefore, I know many useful teaching pedagogies and how to cater for students’ learning needs. More importantly, I understand the learning difficulties of students (especially English speakers) who learn Mandarin as a second language from linguistics perspectives. Therefore, you will find more easily to understand the difference between English and Mandarin in terms of phonology, syntax, etc.
I’m really passionate for language teaching. Although online teaching differs from classroom teaching, my expertise in technology can help you maximize learning efficiency. The key of language learning is: “use it, or lose it.” Why don’t you start to practice it now? Join my class and learn Mandarin in a way that suits you the best!