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Jade Wu, Program Director

Jade grew up in the urban area of Taishan and learned Cantonese, Mandarin, and Taishanese as her native dialects. Ever since she was a little kid, she exhibited traits of a teacher. After teaching the Chinese language for a year and participating in the Incubator Program at CUNY Center for Entrepreneurship, she created her iTunes Podcast named InspirLang. Currently, she is writing her own Cantonese book to teach non-native speakers how to speak Cantonese in the simplest way.

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Certified in:

TCSOL (Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages)  Teachers College, Columbia University'16

TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) Teachers College, Columbia University'16

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2.pic   Katherine Cheung

Cantonese and Mandarin Language Tutor

Katherine joined InspirLang in 2016 as the first language tutor after Jade. Born and raised in Hong Kong, Katherine loves to teach Cantonese and Chinese calligraphy because she loves transforming the beauty of her native language to an art.

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  Rose Zhang

Mandarin Language Tutor

Growing up in Beijing, the capital of China, Rose has obtained a native and insightful understanding of both the Chinese language and its cultural background. She is certified in TCSOL (Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages) from Teachers College, Columbia University. Rose is a language enthusiast—with her bachelor’s degree in comparative literature from Purdue University, she is now pursing her master degree in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) at New York University. With more than one year of language teaching experience, interacting with her students has always been the most cheerful moments for Rose.     

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Cantonese and Mandarin Language Tutor

Ethel was born and raised in Guangzhou, a southern city of China. She is a native Cantonese as well as Mandarin speaker. When in college, she was doing part-time job as an English teaching assistant for kids and discovered her passion of being a language teacher. She is now pursuing a master degree of Teaching Foreign Language (Mandarin) and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages at NYU. Ethel has years of experience of language tutoring, and she is keen to introduce interesting parts of Cantonese culture to students. Ethel is always passionate of learning a new language or different dialects in China. Recently she’s learning Beijing dialect from her peers and French in a free language classroom at the university.