From ChinaLiving in Foshan, China (13:13 UTC+08:00)
italki teacher since Sep 9, 2013
Interest topicPets & AnimalsArtWriting
Hi, I am a native Mandarin & Cantonese speaker, also has been working as TPRS/ CI Chinese Teacher since a couple years ago.
Me as a Teacher
In 2014 I met my professional TPRS coach and had the opportunity to join a Training Summer Camp in Hawaii two years later. It completely changed my teaching style. It meant a lot to me to observe and practice these skills with other teachers together. Since then, I have been polishing my skills through CI conferences and writing groups.
My lessons & teaching style
I want to teach you using a slow, effective method called TPRS/CI, which allows you to learn and retain what you’ve learned effortlessly without using a boring textbook.And learn all the necessary grammar to speak Chinese without having to do grammar drills or exercises or listen to explanations that you don’t understand in the first place. ( If you love to do those exercises by self-teaching. Good Job. You will find your listening and speaking can catch the exercises easilly after our class)
My teaching material
Chinese (Mandarin) Lessons
119 lessons completed
CI/ TPRS Mandarin - 29mins
A1 - C1General549 lessons completed
CI/ TPRS Mandarin
A1 - C1General1,319 lessons completed
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31 Chinese (Cantonese) lessons
Mei is a truly excellent teacher. I tried 5 different Cantonese iTalki teachers and liked her best (even though her rate was quite a bit higher). She is patient, engaging, professional and always prepared. She uses the TPRS method, which I was not familiar with until I met her – vocabulary is incorporated into a story, making it easier (and more natural) to learn than doing memorisation, tests or drills. I enjoy learning this way because it is systematic but not boring. It is easy to find teachers to practise informal conversation with, but harder to find ones that teach in a structured way. Mei actually prepares personalised lessons, helps review old content, and sends a vocabulary list after each class. She is flexible (she helped me practice when I needed help with a graduate school interview) and intuitive about adapting to your level. She has experience teaching all ages and profiencies, but I found her especially useful as an intermediate speaker. Enthusiastically recommend her.
May 4, 2023
126 Chinese (Mandarin) lessons
Very fun lesson with Mei. From just one class using the TPRS method I was feeling more relaxed speaking. Looking forward to the next classes.
Jan 11, 2021
109 Chinese (Cantonese) lessons
Thank you, you were great! I am looking forward to "seeing" you again.
Dec 5, 2014
95 Chinese (Cantonese) lessons
It’s been a while since I’ve taken italki classes but so happy to reconnect with Mei. She has a way of introducing new vocabulary and making sure you use it without even noticing!
Nov 24, 2023
3 Chinese (Cantonese) lessons
really wonderful, high-energy teacher
May 30, 2023
14 Chinese (Cantonese) lessons
My son really enjoyed his lesson and spoke lots of Cantonese 😊