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!
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.
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!
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!