EducationEducation Majors/degree at University of Canberra
Master of Interpreting and translation Studies at Monash University Melbourne.
ExperienceVIT registered teacher
Teaching and tutoring Mandarin Chinese and ESL to school aged children and Adults for more than 6 years
Allow me to introduce myself: I am happy to tutor you Mandarin Chinese and ESL and nothing would delight me more than seeing you fluently speak Mandarin and English.
I have worked as an interpreter and translator at UC and in Melbourne for 3 years. During this period, I have also worked with University lecturers and Chinese delegations, providing interpretation and translation between Mandarin and English. I have more than 6 years work experience in primary school and child care settings in both Canberra and Melbourne. I provide private Mandarin Chinese tuition for school children and adults, at the same time teaching Mandarin at a Language school in Mornington.
I am reliable, enthusiastic, patient and flexible.
My teaching philosophy is to maximise the engagement of my students for a productive and enjoyable learning journey.
I provide lessons for introductory, intermediate and advanced learners.
Mandarin lessons, HSK preparation and business English : I have designed a quick and thorough program to pinpoint the most relevant information needed for daily communication. It is specifically aimed at travellers, businessmen and students who need to master the language fast. It contains greetings and terms to help you get around a foreign city and other important phrases and words that might be used in daily life. It is suitable for all ages.
HobbiesTravelling/ Tennis/ Ice-skating/ Dancing/ Singing/ Swimming/ Spa/ Yoga/ Cooking/ Gardening/ Hairdressing/ Cinema and theater/ Bush walking/ Mountain biking/ Shopping
Client Reviews (4)
I have no hesitation in recommending Diane Wong as an excellent teacher of Mandarin language for kids. My 11 years old son has been taking lessons from Diane for the last six months after a period of attending other courses. I can see a very clear improvement in both his engagement with Mandarin and language skills. Diane has a very good rapport with kids. She includes songs and video links to maintain their attention. She prepares written lesson plans beforehand, which not only gives the structure to lessons but also helps with homework and revision. She is also happy to digress to accommodate specific interests. Thank you, Diane! Kaya Meldrum
Upon coming to Australia earlier this year, we immediately began searching for a Mandarin tutor for our children Cameron and Courtney that we hoped could supplement our use of Rosetta Stone as part of their Home school curricula. When we started with Diane, we were very pleased that she was able to not only continue forward with the fundamentals of the language, but also provide conversation elements of Mandarin that they could use in a practical setting. Her approach with our children has been both patient and thorough. She is always very well prepared and provides clear direction regarding expectations for study between lessons. Both Cameron and Courtney have benefitted greatly from their time with Diane and we would highly recommend her in a similar educational capacity. Best Regards, Neil and Lisa
My partner and I, at the surgery are currently learning Mandarin. We both have wives who speak chinese and I am also A Jehovah's Witness and am learning conversational chinese to teach the bible. I have done some chinese grammar but found it difficult to speak on a day to day basis in every day chinese. For that reason we decided to ask Diane to help us. The experience so far has been very helpful. Diane is very professional. She has a very progressive program of learning. The lessons have been very stimulating, and Diane prompts Dr Bridge and my self to speak to each other in Mandarin as she prompts the conversation. We have found this the best way to improve our language skills. We can ask questions as we go, so we understand and use the complexities of chinese grammar. We can certainly recommend Diane for her ability and skills in teaching chinese. Yours sincerely Leo and Andrew
“Diane has made a profound impact on the development of my 7 year old son’s Mandarin. Diane brings the enthusiasm, reliability and professionalism required to produce the best learning results out of children and adults alike. I believe she would make a fantastic addition to any institution.” - Robin
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