Jul 6, 2018
The study of any new language opens a journey of discovery into the culture behind that language, and few cultures are as diverse, geopolitically relevant and economically vital as China’s.
With that in mind, Columbia Gorge Community College this fall launches a five-credit, three-term class in Mandarin Chinese, taught by native speaker Yu Chin Tsai. Originally from Taiwan, Yu Chin was an exchange student in the People’s Republic of China, studied the instruction of Chinese as a second language at National Taiwan University, and earned her Master’s in teaching Chinese at National Chengchi University, Taiwan. She began her instructional career as a teaching assistant through the Fulbright international exchange program at Pacific University, taught in a Master’s program in International Studies at National Chengchi University, and has been tutoring professionals from around the world since 2012. She’s fluent in Mandarin, Taiwanese and English.