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James Earl

我在加州出生,在我五歲時,我的父母親在加拿大卑詩省買了一塊十英畝的地且決定搬到那裏開始我們的農莊生活。我和我的姐姐Kerrie因此有機會在美麗的大自然裡和動物們一起長大。高中畢業後,我在奧卡納干大學就讀,後來於1999年從卡爾加里大學畢業,獲得了英語文學學士學位。在14~26歲期間,我從事冬季滑雪教練的工作,指導成人與小孩,從初學者到專業等級都有。

2001年在等待電影學院入學時,決定先來到台灣看望在台灣教書的朋友,在擔任教師幾個月後,我愛上了教學的這份工作,決定繼續留在台灣教書,所以放棄了電影學院的學習之路,也開始學習中文和中國武術。自2003年8月以來,我一直在ACES教書,我非常熱愛教學,看到我的學生從基礎英文到專業英語有大幅度的進步,讓我感到非常欣慰。在空閒時間,我喜歡打高爾夫球、游泳和閱讀,並持續學習中文以融入台灣社會。

I was born in California, but moved to Canada with my family when I was 5 years old. My parents purchased a 10 acre parcel of land in Peachland B.C. and started a small farm, thus giving me and my sister, Kerrie, the opportunity to grow up with horses, chickens and the great outdoors. Upon graduating from high school, I went on to study at Okanagan University College before graduating from the University of Calgary in 1999, with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English. From the time I was 14 until moving to Taiwan at age 26, I worked winters as a ski and snowboard instructor teaching both children and adults, from beginner to expert.

In 2001 , while waiting for entrance into film school decided to come to Taiwan to visit a friend teaching here. After a couple months working as a teacher, I decided to put film school on hold and stay longer in Taiwan in order to continue teaching. At this time, I also began studying Chinese and Kung Fu. I have been working at ACES since August 2003. I enjoy teaching immensely and finds great reward in watching my students at ACES progress from basic to expert English speakers. In my free time, I enjoy golfing, swimming and reading. I continue to study Chinese as I believe that doing so is completely necessary in order to fully integrate into Taiwanese society which I have so grown to love.

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Dean Fenwick

你好,我是Dean Fenwick。我在英國泰恩河畔新堡長大。我畢業於格拉斯哥大學的英語藝術和蘇格蘭文學的文學碩士。畢業後一個月左右,我決定去台灣旅遊並學習中文。來到台灣一個月後,我開始在中原大學學習中文,發現這是一件充滿挑戰的事情並且我也樂在其中。在中原大學學習中文的時光是一段很棒的回憶。

在來到ACES之前,我曾在台灣的其他英語補習班及幼兒園教英文。到2020年為止,我已經有十年的英語教學經驗。今年,我與我美麗的妻子Roxanne結婚了,希望不久的將來我們能迎接愛的結晶。我一直很喜歡在台灣生活,這裡的人都很親切及友善,這座島嶼也非常美麗,天氣很適合健康的戶外運動生活。能夠在ACES教英文真的很開心,我認為教學中最有意義的事情,就是能夠對學生的生活有正面積極的影響。希望很快能與您課堂上相見。

Hello. I’m Dean Fenwick. I grew up in Newcastle upon Tyne in the United Kingdom. My alma mater is the University of Glasgow. I graduated with a Master of Arts in English and Scottish literature. A month after graduating, I decided to travel to Taiwan and study Mandarin Chinese. A month after arriving in Taiwan, I started studying Chinese at Chung Yuan Christian University. I found learning Chinese to be challenging yet enjoyable. I have good memories of the time that I spent there.

 

Before starting work at ACES, I had taught at various other English cram schools and kindergartens in Taiwan. In total, I have ten years of experience teaching English as a foreign language. This year, I married my beautiful wife, Roxanne. Hopefully, there will be children in the not-so-distant future. I have always enjoyed living in Taiwan; the people here are so kind and friendly. The island itself is very beautiful and the weather is usually conducive to living a healthy, outdoor lifestyle. Teaching here is very fulfilling. I think that the most rewarding thing about teaching is being able to make a positive impact on other people’s lives. Thanks for reading. I hope to see you soon.

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Nathan Rubio

哈囉!我是Nathan Rubio。我在德州長大。我喜歡玩音樂,電動遊戲和電子角色扮演遊戲。從聖安東尼奧大學畢業後,我從事IT領域的工作。幾年後,我搬到了德州的奧斯汀市,在加州的一間高科技公司工作。因為這份工作,獲得了另一份在加州矽谷的工作機會並且在2012年時被調到台灣。我發現台灣到處都是美食,友善的人和新的文化對我來說都是新的體驗。

藉此機會,我在台灣的時間盡可能的學習中文。最後我決定留在這裡並且學習更多的中文。在那之後,我一直都待在台灣,我決定開始教英語,因為我想回饋台灣,幫助台灣人學習美語將為他們帶來更多的就業機會。我之所以選擇ACES,是因為ACES在文法、發音以及流暢度的標準都很高。

Hello! My name’s Nathan Rubio. I grew up in the Texas hill country. I love playing music, video games and roleplaying games. After graduating from college in San Antonio, I started work in the IT field. After a few years, I moved to Austin, Texas to work for a high-tech company based in California.

After several years this led to a job in California’s Silicon Valley. While working for a company there I was transferred to Taiwan in 2012. I found Taiwan to be full of good food, friendly people and a culture that was new to me.

I took the opportunity and made it a goal to learn as much Chinese as I could while I was here. I then decided that I would stay in Taiwan and learn as much as I could. I have been here ever since.

I decided to start teaching English because I wanted to give back to Taiwan. Helping Taiwanese learn English will benefit them with increased career opportunities and benefit Taiwan as a whole. I chose ACES because of the very high level of standards in pronunciation, grammar and fluency that are taught at ACES.