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Hello everybody!

My name is Carmen Luong, the founder of EC Language.

Why did I start EC Language?

Since 2018, I’ve taught over 1500 lessons to almost 200 different students across different platforms online. I’ve met students from a range of different ages to a range of different levels to a range of different countries, and something I found with many students is that only having live lessons isn’t enough, it is vital for students who want to seriously improve in any language to be self-disciplined, to be able to dedicate at least 10-20 minutes a day doing self-study. However, many students often lose commitment or motivation to continue and unfortunately, there is so much I can do for them as their online tutor. Therefore, the idea of EC Language was born. 

Although I’m still in the early stages of developing EC Language, my aim is to keep students on top of their studies with regular homework and frequent lessons. Students are required to book at least 1 lesson with me a week, and actively do homework I set for them. You can also have your homework checked and returned to you within 48 hours, as well as the option to book additional live feedback sessions to help pinpoint mistakes and error correction. Every now and then, I will do a little progress check, essentially a little test, but don’t worry, it’s nothing to stress about, I just need to know whether the pace we’re going at is suitable or not and whether I need to add in any complementary materials for you. 

I am very excited about this project and hope to be able to help many people around the world grow, either for personal interest or professionally. So hopefully I can meet you all soon! Please do feel free to email me any enquiries you may have, I will be very happy to assist 😊
 

My Qualifications

I graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2021 with an MA Hons in Chinese Studies with a distinction in Spoken Chinese. Unlike my Cantonese, I was not a native in Mandarin, I started learning when I was around 13 (because I was obsessed with Chinese historical dramas back then), I self-studied for a few years before I finally found a tutor to tutor me, I took A-level Chinese in Sixth Form (16-18 years), which I self-studied for the first year for, and got an overall B grade. I then went onto study Chinese more professionally at university, having spent my third year exchanging in Taiwan: studying at the National Chengchi University of Taiwan (國立政治大學). In addition to learning Mandarin from scratch, I also learnt French for six years at school, although it never amounted to much, and have made various attempts at learning Korean and at some point, I even attempted Japanese and Vietnamese. Because I’ve been through the process of learning a number of languages from a beginner’s level, I understand what it’s like in the process - the lack of motivation, the lack of a sturdy plan, the lack of overall guidance - and I also understand what it was like for my classmates and how they coped with the many hurdles they encountered.

 

In English, I completed 2 TEFL courses - one being the 120 Hour Professional TEFL (Teach English as a Foreign Language) Certification and the other being the 20 Hour Teaching English Online Certification. I observed 4 full-length video lessons and completed a comprehensive grammar course. I have also obtained a 70 Hour Intensive Teaching Business English Course Certification in July 2022.

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