I first began to learn Mandarin in college nearly 40 years ago. I really enjoy using the language to communicate and facilitating the communicative skills of others. My speaking skill is characterized as near-native, and I am modern, professional, and I have a non-academic style.
I work as a professional translator, but there is a great difference between translation skill and speaking skill.
BA and MA in Linguistics.
Undergraduate Degree: University of Chicago - Bachelor in Arts, Linguistics
Graduate Degree: Northeastern Illinois University - Master of Arts, Linguistics
Mandarin, English, Spanish, German, Linguistics, Language Acquisition, ESL