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Mr. Todd C.

specializes in Certified Mandarin Instructor & Bi-Cultural Communications Coach · male

"I appeared on many Chinese TV talk shows and cultural programs, and I won the first prize in a contest for foreigners from all over China singing in Chinese on Beijing TV. A Chinese provincial TV station compiled a Mandarin-language mini-series about my experience living in the grasslands of Inner Mongolia. I’ve also hosted Mandarin radio programs in China and the US. I speak standard Mandarin, because I more...

"I appeared on many Chinese TV talk shows and cultural programs, and I won the first prize in a contest for foreigners from all over China singing in Chinese on Beijing TV. A Chinese provincial TV station compiled a Mandarin-language mini-series about my experience living in the grasslands of Inner Mongolia. I’ve also hosted Mandarin radio programs in China and the US. I speak standard Mandarin, because I worked with people who coached me on proper Mandarin pronunciation for TV and radio.

While working in business management in China and Taiwan, I facilitated business translation, interpretation, and simultaneous interpretation in official meetings.

I was the Associate Director at the Confucius Institute Colorado State University and oversaw curriculum and best practices for teaching English-speaking students to speak Mandarin. I have also taught middle, high school, and college level Mandarin holding a Bachelor’s in language from a Chinese university. The NSA assessed my Chinese listening and reading skills with the Department of Defense DLPT5 assessment. I also gained a Superior level certification with the ACTFL Mandarin OPI.

Are you struggling with pinyin, tones, and Mandarin pronunciation? I’m skilled at teaching proper Mandarin phonetics and tones. Non-native speakers should have good enunciation and clear tones. Your pronunciation will improve, because I’ve improved pronunciation for many learners at all levels.

If you desire a clear understanding of Chinese language, I apply natural language acquisition teaching practices and am highly skilled at explaining complexities of learning Chinese without added stress of grammar or jargon. I explain the culture, mindset, and best practices for communicating with the Chinese in simple terms. My background and skills will support you with what you need to be successful in your journey to the Mandarin language and Chinese culture." less...

Details

fee: $60 (for 60 min)
travel distance: 20 miles
meeting type: either in-person or online

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Education and Qualifications

certified: Todd C. is a certified tutor

Inner Mongolia University, China, Language and Lit

Montana State University, MEd

Capella University, MBA

Fort Collins, CO 80525

Subjects Tutored

Chinese