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Master teacher of Mandarin Chinese with a professional experience of more than 20 years

Methodology

I always integrate linguistic theories in language courses to improve the efficiency, combined with plenty of practical exercises chosen from both real life publications and academic literature. Additional teaching materials are always available to my students and their questions in terms of the target language will always be addressed and answered in a professional and timely manner.

Background

Courses at Beijing Foreign Studies University
Required courses
 1990-1992: Semantics, Syntax, lexical morphology, General Linguistics
 1993-1994: British and American literature, English translation, English writings

Elective courses
 1990-1992: Ancient Greek and Roman civilization
 1993-1994: Legal and Medical English, European history

Additional courses
 1990-1994: Contrastive linguistics, Pragmatics, History of Mesopotamia, European philosophical history, Ancient Chinese Classics (English version), Theology

Core units at Macquarie University (Jan,2011-Apr,2012)
Advanced translation practice, pragmatics, media and translation
Advanced translation theory, research into translation theory, systemic functional grammar
Machine translation, computing and translation, topics on advanced translation,
Dissertation on translation theory in the field of J.C.Catford’s translation shifts

Specialized domains: Medicine, TCM, linguistics, history, military, international politics, religions, international relations

Rates

Rate for online lessons : $30/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : $30
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : $25
Lesson formats available..
One-to-one
Group Lessons
Lessons can be held..
via webcam
Subjects taught
  • Chinese
  • Mandarin
  • Oral expression - Chinese
  • Vocabulary - Chinese
  • Oral comprehension - Chinese
  • Accent reduction - Chinese
Levels
  • All Levels

Hermes's CV

Courses at Beijing Foreign Studies University
Required courses
 1990-1992: Semantics, Syntax, lexical morphology, General Linguistics
 1993-1994: British and American literature, English translation, English writings

Elective courses
 1990-1992: Ancient Greek and Roman civilization
 1993-1994: Legal and Medical English, European history

Additional courses
 1990-1994: Contrastive linguistics, Pragmatics, History of Mesopotamia, European philosophical history, Ancient Chinese Classics (English version), Theology

Core units at Macquarie University (Jan,2011-Apr,2012)
Advanced translation practice, pragmatics, media and translation
Advanced translation theory, research into translation theory, systemic functional grammar
Machine translation, computing and translation, topics on advanced translation,
Dissertation on translation theory in the field of J.C.Catford’s translation shifts

Specialized domains: Medicine, TCM, linguistics, history, military, international politics, religions, international relations


Working experience

1995-1996: Diplomatic Service Bureau (interpreter & translator for the head of the Bureau)

1996-1998: World Trend Trading Group (interpreter & translator); I was required to travel to various countries of Asia and Mediterranean, including Turkey, Greece, Syria, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Thailand etc. In this position, I was answerable to the general manager for routine in-house translation of legal as well as logistic documentations; And I also did most of the interpreting for business conferences.

1998-2004: Beijing Sino-Canadian Business School; I was tasked to teach Ielts writing, reading and listening to students preparing themselves for tertiary educations in such countries as the UK, Canada and Australia. And I was also part of the team for composing series of Ielts educational materials.

2004-2005: GFI Network (Fulltime in-house English translator). In this position, I was primarily responsible for online courseware reorganization along with online training courses composition, and I established and maintained a translational corpus up to 800,000 words, which were mainly composed of business management courses from PriceWaterHouseCoopers.

2006-2008: Bilingol China. My responsibilities involved medical English translation and the development of medical English textbook. On top of that, I also performed professional English training for surgeons and physicians. In short, I trained and tutored resident doctors and attendant doctors from several major hospitals of Beijing, which include China 301 Hospital, Beijing Concord Hospital, Beijing Hospital, TongRen Hospital along with ChaoYang Hospital.

2008-2011: Freelance translator and Medical English and Mandarin Chinese tutor

2011-2019: lecturer for NAATI translation courses in Sydney and Brisbane. Over this period, I was engaged in training of students enrolled in Advanced Diploma of Translation. My primary responsibilities have been teaching translation practice and theories to candidates looking to achieve Naati certificate of translation at professional level.
Skills and specialties
I have tremendous experience in translating between English and Chinese. Thanks to massive practical experience and an impeccable fluency in both conversational and written English, I'm capable of interpreting between English and Chinese too. In addition, I'm competent of composing educational materials, educational material repurposing and instructional design.
My other skills involve copywriting and academic writing, which are mostly related to pragmatics, syntax, semantics, morphology, etymology and translation studies.
I have also engaged myself in the research of social and applied linguistics which include sub-branches like word formation, rhetoric, lexical morphology and contrastive linguistics.
As a translator, I am proficient in applying to my practice miscellaneous Internet search engines represented by Google. Certainly I am also highly versed in operating general computer software like Windows Office series and Windows compatible translation software. My professional practice involves frequent application of On-line/Off-line dictionaries that include Systran, Trados studio and SDL multiterm, Babylon, FreeDictionary.com, M-W.com and Longman.com.
Given my personal enthusiasm for translation and interpreting as well as English and Chinese cultures, I am convinced that my skills and expertise could substantially facilitate my professional pursuit.

Brief self-introduction
As a localization translator and professional medical English tutor, I sometimes single-handedly develop educational coursewares in their entirety, series of professional English textbooks and other general English educational materials. On top of that, I also compose contrastive translational corpus for the purpose of translation studies or second language acquisition for different foreign language schools and training institutions. In addition, I also conducted software and website localization.
I am equipped with extensive knowledge and experience in stylistically different writings of miscellaneous professional contents. My occupational experience also saw me practicing as a Chinese and English teacher at language institutions (such as Wall Street English Institute) for years. I taught both English and Chinese, including simplified, traditional or even classical Chinese. My professional expertise and training technique have been consolidated through teaching students from diversified cultural and academic backgrounds, including Polish news correspondents, British visiting scholars, Swiss businessmen from ABB, American and Canadian PhDs specializing in traditional Chinese medicine.
During the time when I have had the privilege of working as a tutor for professional translating, I have been fortunate enough to engage myself in the professional training courses specially designed for Advanced Translation Diploma. This particular experience greatly enriched both the theoretical and practical experience of mine in addressing a wide range of issues with regard to translation. I probably would never have had the opportunity otherwise. On top of that, it also provides immense first hand information for me to hugely improve my training techniques and skills. Last but certainly not least, I completed my TAE certificate in this period to further facilitate my professional training practice with the help of the most up-to-date expertise and theories the certificate has to offer.

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