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Meet our language teacher: Susie Liu – ChinesePod

Susie Liu

Susie Liu

Biography

Susie was born and raised in a historic yet modernized city—Nanjing. She majored in English and Chinese Translation and Interpretation and loves to conduct cross-cultural research and exchanges. She developed a unique series of lessons called “Different Languages Think Different” on her own and shared it with a vast audience online. She also has great interest in learning and teaching languages and achieved CELTA last year. She sees languages not as a tool, but as works of art and appreciate the beauty and subtlety in the words through different forms.

Smalltalk

What is your favorite sport to play?
Swimming. Just love the feeling that you can feel fully stretched without getting rank with sweat ;)
What is your favorite hobby?
Playing Chinese zither(alias Guzheng, in Chinese). It never fails to help me gain a peace of mind when I want to withdraw from the hectic pace of city life.
What is the most rewarding thing about being a teacher?
It is like raising a baby. I want to put all my efforts and creativity into my intruction, to inspire it to grow, and most importantly, you find yourself growing up along with your own teaching and your students.
What is your favorite book & why?
To Live(by Yu Hua). People die one after another in a book with a title To Live. But you will gain senses of tranquility, responsibility and power that life endows you with to live the rest of your life after reading it.
What are you most passionate about?
Learning new skills, especially languages.
What is your idea of a perfect day?
No matter what happens, perfect or imperfect, I will have a kind of maturity to go with the flow and enjoy it with all my heart.
What is your favorite color?
Blue. I love sky and ocean, and they are blue.
If given the chance, would you travel to the moon?
No matter where, only if with my beloved ones.

Reviews 132

Bernard N.

Susie was very pleasant to talk and helped me organized my thoughts. I felt very comfortable and at ease. While I made some mistakes, she reassured me and corrected me when needed.

Maribel V.

Great Class.

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First session with Susie - outstanding!! Everything you hope an instructor will be: clear, engaged, helpful, collaborative, smart and pleasant.

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Susie is an exceptional teacher. I feel very lucky to have lessons with her and recommend her with the greatest enthusiasm!

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Rob

I've been having my Chinese classes with Susie for more than six months now. Every lesson without exception was a fantastic learning experience! Incredibly well-prepared and structured, Susie's approach ensures that we make the most of the lesson's available time. I am impressed with the quality of the customised learning materials that Susie sends out ahead of every session. They give a rythm to the class and invariably add an extra dimension to the already rich online contents available for every Chinesepod lesson. And they are always fun! Susie is a great, incredibly talented teacher and wonderful personality. I'm looking forward to our next class and recommend Susie to anyone considering taking private tutoring classes on Chinesepod.

Arina

Excellent lesson :)

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Outstanding teaching

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Great class. Very useful follow-up materials to study afterwards.

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Scott P.

Susie was very enthusiastic about teaching Chinese and really inspired me to keep studying hard!

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Great teacher

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Susie is so energetic in her classes and really made feel like learning Chinese! That is good teaching!

Scott P.

Extremely pleasant lesson.

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Very pleasant. Excellent.

Darren L.

Structure and organisation in working through an Intermediate lesson was excellent.

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Gabriele B.

Well prepared and well delivered lesson.

Darren L.

Engaging and warm.

Darren L.

One of the best here. Always a pleasure.

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One of the best here. Always a pleasure.

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One of the best here. Always a pleasure.

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One of the best here. Always a pleasure.

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Arina

One of the best here. Always a pleasure.

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Brady C.

One of the best here. Always a pleasure.

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Darren L.

One of the best here. Always a pleasure.

Darren L.

One of the best here. Always a pleasure.

Darren L.

One of the best here. Always a pleasure.

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One of the best here. Always a pleasure.

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Brady C.

Excellent class

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Arina

I've been having my Chinese classes with Susie for more than six months now. Every lesson without exception was a fantastic learning experience! Incredibly well-prepared and structured, Susie's approach ensures that we make the most of the lesson's available time. I am impressed with the quality of the customised learning materials that Susie sends out ahead of every session. They give a rythm to the class and invariably add an extra dimension to the already rich online contents available for every Chinesepod lesson. And they are always fun! Susie is a great, incredibly talented teacher and wonderful personality. I'm looking forward to our next class and recommend Susie to anyone considering taking private tutoring classes on Chinesepod.

Arina

Gabriele B.

Susie is always well prepared and she gives me exercises which help memorizing and using the new vocabulary.

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Excellent class and discussion

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Friendly teacher who is very patient

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Great instruction

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Outstanding teacher! Great attitude, one of the best!

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Great class right before Chinese New Year

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Excellent class! I always appreciate her enthusiasm and discussion.

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Excellent instructor

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Superb

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Outstanding

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Great class

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Outstanding lesson

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Awesome teacher

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Excellent

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One of the best

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