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Ted Leshnick

哈囉大家好!我是Ted老師,我來自陽光普照的加州,在我人生裡的前二十三年,我大部分的時間都居住在加州的洛杉磯。在我拿到洛杉磯加利福尼亞大學的歷史學位後,我兒時的好朋友邀請我到台灣。搬到亞洲聽起來很戲劇化,但我的朋友向我保證台灣人都非常的友善,蔬食也很豐富,一年四季天氣都非常的舒適。一切果然如他所說的,即使是很熱且有點潮濕的天氣,對於我每天的瑜珈練習也幫助很大。過去的幾年,我很開心在台灣當英文老師,特別是在一個外國語言如此備受重視的地方。經過我在東南亞以及印度的旅行,我看到台灣是如何的努力領先,在短短的幾個世代中,積極的英文教育已經讓台灣能夠打破疆界,將英文當成與世界接軌的工具。此外,網際網路為第二語言學習者開拓了更豐富的英文及文化資訊。我相信學習一個語言需要長時間及持續不斷的努力,母語也不例外。在我閒暇的時間裡,我喜歡閱讀及寫小說,讓我能繼續充實表達我的英文。有著我的熱情及精力,我非常期待能夠在全台最高標準的兒童語言學習機構教授英文。我們課堂上見!

My name’s Ted from the sunny state of California. I called LA my home for the bulk of my first 23 years on Earth. After graduating from UCLA with a degree in history, my childhood friend invited me to Taiwan. The move to Asia sounded dramatic, but my friend also ensured me that the people here were nice, the vegetarian food was abundant and the weather was pleasant year round. Everything turned out to be true, even the weather, which is hot and humid and great help while doing my daily yoga practice. It’s been great working for the past several years as an English teacher in a place where learning a foreign language is so highly valued.
Through my travels in South East Asia and India, I’ve seen how Taiwan has pulled ahead in this endeavor. In just a few generations of serious English education, Taiwan has been able to use language as a tool to connect with people beyond its own borders. Moreover, the Internet opens up ESL learners to a wealth of anglophone information and culture.
I believe that learning a language is a constant endeavor, even if it’s your mother tongue. In my free time, I also enjoy reading and writing fiction to keep enriching and expressing my own scope of English. With much enthusiasm and energy, I’m excited to provide ESL teaching at the highest standard a language institute in Taiwan can offer.
See you in class!

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Jimmy DiBenedetto

哈囉!我是Jimmy老師。我來自離芝加哥不遠的羅克福德市。一開始我來台灣的目的是學習中文。但是歷經畢業及在這裡生活四年的時間後,我決定在此地定居,並開始我的英語教學生涯。來到台灣之前,我加入了美國空軍的通訊單位、並服務了一段時間。我對獻身為國服務的自己及國家引以為傲。在我閒暇的時間裡,我喜歡打籃球和美式足球。由於ACES對個別學生設定的優質水準,以及對學習英文的專業和務實方式,我發現在ACES教書是一件令人非常愉快的事。

Hi, my name’s James DiBenedetto but my friends call me Jimmy. I’m from a city close to Chicago called Rockford. I originally came to Taiwan to learn Chinese but four years and a college degree later, I felt I would like to start teaching English as a career. Before I came to Taiwan I served an enlistment in the U.S. Air Force assigned to a communications squadron. I am proud of my service and love my country very much. In my free time I enjoy playing basketball and American football. I find teaching at Ace’s a real pleasure due to the high standard of excellence set for each student and a professional/no-nonsense approach to learning English.

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Regina

嗨大家好!我是Regina,來自美國德克薩斯州的達拉斯-沃斯堡都會區。畢業於北德克薩斯大學。在大學的時候,我遇到了中文這個美麗的語言並被它吸引。為了讓我的中文能夠更進步,以及更深入認識美國之外的廣大世界,我來到台灣當起了英文老師。我雖是一位英文老師,但我也還在持續學習許多事物,特別是從我自己的學生身上學習。有時候,是學生造就了最好的老師!我的學生學習英文,而我學習人生。讓我們盡我們最大的努力一起在ACES學習吧!

Hey all! I’m Regina, from DFW, Texas. I graduated from the University of North Texas. It was at university that I was exposed to the Chinese language, and it drew me in. So as to better my Chinese language skills and gain a deeper understanding of the big wide world outside the USA, I ended up in Taiwan as an English teacher. I might be an English teacher, but I’m still learning so much, especially from my own students. Sometimes, students make the best teachers of all! My students learn English—I learn life. Let’s do our best to learn together at ACES!

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Joshua Carruthers

大家好,我是Joshua Carruthers。我出生於美國密歇根州的大急流城,這是一個活潑可愛的小鎮。在我所有的學習過程中,我熱愛閱讀和觀察,並在密歇根州阿連達爾的大谷州立大學得到了刑事司法和法律學位。當我在非營利組織救世軍實習教導青少年時,得到了很大的成就感。 後來我在法律界從事少年教管人員,後來發現自己更適合當一位教育者。經過深思熟慮之後,我在2010年來到台灣並開始教書,且愛上了這個美麗的島嶼、文化和民情。從那之後我一直在台灣教書,ACES就像我的家一樣,期待與您在課堂上相見!

Hello all, my name is Joshua Carruthers. I was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan, a lively and lovely little town. Throughout all of my schooling I have carried a love for reading and detail, and I pursued a criminal justice and legal degree at Grand Valley State University in Allendale Michigan.  While interning for the Non-profit organization, the Salvation Army, I found great accomplishment in educating youth. I continued into the legal profession as a juvenile corrections officer, but found much more of a calling towards educating. After much deliberation, I came to Taiwan to teach in 2010, and fell in love with this beautiful island, the culture and the people. I have been teaching in Taiwan ever since and feel like I’ve found a home here at ACES. See you in the classroom!