I have been teaching in Taipei since 2007. I was born in Chicago, Illinois and raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan. After graduating from high school I went to Washington University in St. Louis where I studied Chinese language and political science. After college I traveled to Taiwan to continue my language studies and fell in love with the island. I have since completed a master’s degree from National Taiwan University and enjoy participating in a wide variety of athletic and social activities.
This is Ian from Calgary, Canada. After graduating from the University of Victoria with a degree in Trumpet Performance, I moved to Taipei in 2017 to pursue further education at the National Taiwan Normal University. Having developed a passion for applied linguistics and pedagogy through my own language studies, I decided to set up residence in Taiwan and pursue a career in language education. I hope to help students develop into independent learners by sharing effective study methods which will set them up for success beyond graduation. See you in class!