Todd Cornell

Todd C.

Fort Collins, CO
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I lived in China for over 20 years and understand the challenges of learning Mandarin as an English speaker. I explain the mystic and wonder of the language and mindset. Over 5000 years of history is alive and well in the Chinese language and it's fascinating. My main focus is on pronunciation and tones, tones, tones. Without good pronunciation and sharp tones communication in Mandarin is challenged. Expect me to correct your pronunciation. You'll find my lessons to be full of interesting aspects and quirks of Chinese culture and language.

About Todd C.

I have a passion for Chinese language and culture. After living in China and Taiwan, I learned to speak and understand a range of Chinese accents. My accent is standard Mandarin as spoken in Harbin, which is considered to most proper. I read both Traditional and Simplified characters.

My understanding of the language and culture is profound and my lessons contain strong cultural overtones. That means that you will learn more that how to speak the language, you will also learn nuances and meanings that are not evident.

I only use materials for native speakers. Don't worry, I know what I'm doing! As someone who has studied nearly 20 languages, I will guide you through a fascnating journey to learning Chinese.

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Experience

Chinese language teacher
Aug 2013 - Jun 2015

Buffalo High School

Established Chinese language programs for Johnson County School District and Sheridan College.  Conducts classes using TPR, TPRS, and high comprehensible input, uses culture aids to achieve language proficiency.  Classes conducted 80-90% in Chinese; English used to clarify meaning and grammar points as necessary.  Frequent usage of authentic materials for language and culture education included in lessons.  Guides students in grasping concepts and values of Chinese culture, including culture projects.

Education

M.Ed.
Jun 2013 - Aug 2016

Montana State University

Mongolian Language & Literature
Aug 1995 - Jun 1999

Inner Mongolia University 内蒙古大学

Languages

Cherokee

Limited Proficiency

French

Professional Proficiency

German

Limited Proficiency

Lakota

Limited Proficiency

Mandarin

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Mongolian

Professional Proficiency

Russian

Limited Proficiency

Spanish

Professional Proficiency

Certifications

Mandarin OPI
Oct 2014

ACTFL

Level: Superior

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