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Rick France

ACES的創辦人Rick來自美國賓州的匹茲堡, 1991年他自卡內基美濃大學畢業後就來到台灣。原本只想來東方看看以開拓視野的他,並未計畫長留台灣,但台灣人的友善好客以及他對教學的熱愛讓他留下。12年後,與Tammy結婚成了台灣女婿,並有兩個可愛的孩子-Farrah及Brady,Rick早已將台灣視為他的第二個家。自1998年Rick創立ACES民生本班至今,在許多死忠的學生和家長們的支持下,ACES已括展為民生、東湖、麗山、大直、汐止、新店、板橋、羅東、台中、高雄、林口及新莊十二間學校。這些年的教學與經營,他最大的欣慰就是看著ACES的學生們能夠正確又自在的運用英文表達事情。

I’m Rick. I was raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. I graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in 1991. The following year, I came to Taiwan seeking to broaden my horizons and gain a deeper understanding of the world from a different point of view. I never imagined I would make Taiwan my home, but the hospitality of the people and my love for the teaching profession convinced me to extend my stay. Twelve years later, I married a wonderful woman, Tammy, and we soon had two beautiful little kids, Farrah and Brady. Two more reasons for me to call Taiwan my home.
I opened the doors of the Minsheng ACES in 1998 with the enthusiastic support of lots of loyal students and their parents. Today, we have twelve ACES branches spreading our brand of outstanding English language training to the future leaders of Taiwan. Despite the tremendous success of ACES schools, my greatest professional joy is seeing my current or former students and hearing them use English accurately and effectively to express themselves with confidence. It is my hope that these students may go on to use their English abilities to make a better life for themselves, and to make Taiwan and the Earth a better place.

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Dan Moyle

加拿大多倫多市出生和快樂成長的Dan,高中畢業後獨自前往該省另一個城市就讀大學。在大二時認識的台灣室友的遊說下, 1994年他來到台灣。在這裡,他不但享受愉快的教書生活,而且還擁有幸福美滿的小家庭。而從ACES一開始就教課至今的他可是元老級的教師之一。

Hello everyone. My name’s Daniel Moyle, but everyone just calls me Dan. I hail from Toronto, Canada where I was born and raised. Toronto is a wonderful city where I enjoyed growing up until I graduated from high school. It was time for me to go to University, so I picked up and moved to London, Ontario. During my second year at university, I had a Taiwanese roommate who ended up convincing me to come and visit Taiwan. I’m sure glad I did because since I got here in 1994, I’ve had a great time. I’ve been having good fun teaching English since I stepped off the airplane and I’ve managed to get married and have two beautiful children in that time as well. I’ve been teaching at ACES since the doors opened and I hope to see you in my class soon.

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Mark O’Keefe

哈囉,我是馬克老師,我很開心成為ACES專業的教學團隊的一員。在過去的五年裡,我在曼谷、美國韋伯斯特大學從事多種如托福、多益、GMAT、GRE、IELTS、SAT指定科目考試等的教學工作。
我目前在ACES擔任國際英文領袖班、正規班及英檢、托福考試準備班的老師。我很喜歡在台灣教書,其中一個原因就是因為台灣的孩子們都很努力學習。同時,台灣的家長們非常重視教育、並參與孩子們的學習過程。能夠幫助這些學生,讓我感到非常高興。我過去的學生們在完成課程後不但提升了英文程度,而且幾乎都達到他們的目標。
I’m Mark. I have recently moved back to Taiwan and joined the strong team at ACES. The past five years, I taught test preparation for a variety of American tests: TOEFL, SAT, GMAT, GRE, TOEIC, IELTS and a number of SAT Subject Tests in Bangkok, including this past year at Webster University (an American Univiersity).
I have always enjoyed being in the classroom and one of the reasons is the hard-working students. Taiwanese parents are enthusiastic about education and they focus a lot of their energy on helping their children.
I plan to work in the ACES regular program and also teach test preparation for standardized tests like the GEPT and TOEFL. Passing these tests will help students move on to further study at some of the top universities in the world. I am excited about being part of that. All of my test preparation students have improved and nearly all have reached their goals in the past through hard work and working smart.

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Konraad Kordula

我是在紐約市出生的Konraad。高中畢業後我獨身前往北加州就讀大學,大學期間,我喜歡從事各項運動及義工活動。畢業後移居來台北,在台灣教英語之餘,我也開始學習中文、瑜珈、武術、旅行、閱讀和社交活動。我的父母親、姐姐和弟弟都仍住在紐約市,他們非常思念我。
Hello, I’m Konraad. I was born in New York City in 1977. I was raised in northern New Jersey, in a town just outside of New York City. After graduating from high school, I moved to North Carolina, where I attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. While there, I majored in Political Science and International Studies. During my four years at Carolina, I was active with athletic and volunteer programs, working mostly with children and minority groups. After graduating from Carolina in 1999, I moved to Taipei, Taiwan, where I have lived ever since. In addition to teaching English, I study Chinese, yoga, and marital arts. I enjoy traveling, reading, and socializing. I’m the middle child; my older sister, younger brother, and my parents live in the New York City area and miss me very much.

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Rob Markuson

大家好,我是Rob。從2017年開始我就在ACES教英文了。我畢業於鳳凰城大都會區的亞利桑那州立大學英語系。我相信對於從小就想要掌握好語言的學生,以文法為基礎的英語教學系統會非常的有成效。很高興能成為這才華出眾團隊的一員,期待與你們在課堂上相見!
Hello everyone! I am Rob. I have been teaching English at ACES since 2017 and graduated from the English Department of Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona. I believe a grammar-based teaching system can be highly effective for students trying to grasp the language at a young age. I’m very excited to be a part of this talented group of teachers. See you in class!

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Matt Blackburn

很高興認識大家,我是來自於紐西蘭的Matt。2002年我從紐西蘭奧克蘭大學畢業,獲得教育和心理的學士學位後,我搭上了飛機,並搬到台灣。來到台灣以後,我廣泛地教學、在國立成功大學攻讀研究生、並開創我自己的事業。我很高興看到我所教的低年級小學生,成長為優秀的大學畢業生及成年人。我很感謝能夠成為你們英文教育旅程的一部分,並祝你們一切順利。

A pleasure to meet you all. My name’s Matt and I’m from New Zealand. I graduated from Auckland University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and Psychology in 2002, then I promptly got on an airplane and moved to Taiwan. Since arriving in Taiwan, I have taught extensively, studied post-graduate at National Cheng-Kung University, and opened my own business. I have had the pleasure of seeing students I taught in early elementary school grow up into outstanding university graduates and adults. I am very grateful to be a part of your English education journey and I wish you all great success.

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Malcolm

你好,我是Malcolm。我來自華盛頓州西雅圖市。我在華盛頓西部大學讀國際商務係。我對外語和不同的文化有興趣。我之前住在桃園區,在那邊工作還有在中央大學學中文。休閒時間,我喜歡去河邊騎腳踏車或找戶外可以運動的地方。我剛剛搬來台北,很興奮加入ACES,我們課堂上見。

Hello, I’m Malcolm! I’m originally from Seattle, WA. I studied international business at Western Washington University. I’m interested in foreign languages and different cultures. I first lived in Taoyuan county where I was able to work and study Chinese at National Central University. In my free time you can find me riding my bicycle along the riverside or finding cool places to exercise outside. I just recently moved to Taipei and I’m excited to be a part of ACES. See you in class.