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Matt Laska

你好!我來自美國威斯康辛州,畢業於明尼蘇達大學雙城分校。我主修歷史文化比較文學,除了西班牙語研究,拉丁美洲研究,電影和媒體文化研究,法律社會學,犯罪學和偏差社會學,我會說英語跟西班牙語,還有中文。
我來台灣探望我的哥哥,也進一步發掘、探索世界然後成為一名老師,因為成為一位老師是我從小的夢想。我很看好台灣的未來的發展,作為一位老師,在現今競爭日益激烈的環境中,我想我可以盡我自己的一份心力來訓練台灣的孩子一些技能和紀律。
我喜歡閱讀、寫書法、運動、聽音樂、喝茶、爬山、去海邊游泳以及學習台灣豐富的歷史。沒有什麼字句可以好好地形容台灣,特別是台北,讓我留下深刻的印象。我唯一的希望是想要打鐵趁熱,隨時提升自己和我周圍的人。

Hello! Originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, I attended the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities.
I graduated with majors in History and Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature, in addition to minors in Spanish Studies, Latin American Studies, Studies in Cinema and Media Culture, and Sociology of Law, Criminology, and Deviance. I can speak English, Spanish, and now Chinese.
I came to Taiwan in order to see my brother, further my research, explore the world, and to become a teacher as it had been a dream of mine from an early age. The future looks bright for this country and I am humbled that, as a teacher, I can be a small part of that by giving Taiwan’s youth some of the skills and discipline they need in order to thrive in today’s increasingly competitive environment.
I enjoy reading, calligraphy, exercising, listening to music, drinking tea, hiking through the mountains, going swimming at the beach, and studying Taiwan’s rich history. There are no words that can properly convey how much Taiwan, and Taipei in particular, has impressed and inspired me. My only hope is to strike while the iron is hot in order to improve myself and those around me every day.

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Bruno Rodriguez

大家好,我是 Bruno 老師。我雖然在新奧爾良出生,但我在路易斯安那州南部的一個市鎮長大。我從高中畢業後搬到聖地牙哥,在美麗的加州。在聖地牙哥我上加州大學學關於經濟的國際關係專業。我很幸運有機會在復旦大學留學。作為中國上海復旦大學的學生,我對中國歷史和語言產生了濃厚的興趣。畢業後,我在聖地亞哥斯克里普斯海洋研究所工作了一段時間,但我從未對學習中文失去興趣。所以,在2010年,我搬到了台北。

我的第一次教學經歷是2005年在中國農村當一名志工老師。我非常喜歡這次的經驗。當我在2010年再次在台北開始教學時,我發現我仍然喜歡教課的過程。關於我的教學最好的部分是看到我的學生一直進步,並看到他們的信心因此而提升。課外的時候,我通常會打拳擊或做戶外活動。

在過去住在台北的八年裡,我都專注於在盡可能提供最好的教學。成為ACES團隊的一員,是邁向正確方向重要的一步。我希望我能幫助我的學生成為一位負責任且有知識的人。

Hi, everyone. My name’s Bruno. Although I was born in the city of New Orleans, I was mainly brought up in a small town in southern Louisiana called Metairie. After graduating from high school, I moved out west to beautiful San Diego, California. It was there where I studied International Relations with a focus on economics at the University of California, San Diego. I was privileged to study abroad as well, and I developed an interest in Chinese history and language as a student at Fudan University in Shanghai, China. After graduation, I worked for some time at the Scripps Institute of Oceanography in San Diego, but I never lost interest in studying Chinese. So, in 2010, I packed up my things and moved out to Taipei.

My first experience teaching was as a volunteer in a rural village in China in 2005. I absolutely loved it. When I began teaching again in Taipei in 2010, I was surprised to find how much I still enjoyed the process. The best part about teaching for me has always been seeing my students progress and watching their confidence soar as a result. When I’m not teaching English, I’m usually boxing, or doing some kind of outdoor activity.

Living in Taipei these past eight years, my main focus has been on providing the best instruction I possibly can. Being a part of the ACES team is a big step in the right direction. I hope I can help my students on their path to becoming responsible, erudite adults.