WHY SOPHIE LANGUAGE?
We are a boutique tutoring company based in Toronto specialising in teaching Chinese and Vietnamese both online and in-person. All of our teachers are highly qualified, experienced, and meticulously trained to give you the best possible learning experience. Contact us for a free consultation today and see the difference experience makes!
We were looking for a language tutor to improve our daughter’s Mandarin Chinese level. Our Sophie Language teacher has been diligent, punctual and made the lesson a fun time that our daughter looks forward to. We provided some material we bought overseas specifically for this purpose which she has supplemented with a series of games and language exercises. There has been a marked improvement in my daughter’s language ability which I have no doubt will continue the longer we work with Sophie Language. I would recommend them to anyone looking for a language tutor without any reservations.
Founder and Lead Teacher
SOPHIE PHAM, BEd, MEd, PhD
I am a native speaker of both the Mandarin and Vietnamese languages, and have a PhD in Linguistics and Applied Linguistics. I also have a Master's degree in Teaching Chinese as a Second Language. I have been teaching different programs and different languages (Chinese, Vietnamese and English) for over nine years in private schools and universities in China, Vietnam and Canada. Due to the popular demand for learning Mandarin and Vietnamese in Toronto, I have selected and trained a team of teachers to provide you with the highest quality instruction in these languages. Please book a free consultation if you would like more information!
GRACE GAO, BA, MA, Dip. ECE, TCFL
I am a native speaker of Chinese. I have a Masters degree from China and a Diploma in Early Childhood Education from Canada, and also hold a certification of Teaching Chinese as a Second Language from Beijing Language and Culture University. I also have over 10 years of experience teaching Chinese to both children and adults in China and Canada. I understand the nuances of how non-native speakers learn Chinese, and always modify my instruction based on student strengths and needs. I love creating a fun, positive and responsible learning environment where students can learn effectively and effortlessly. I look forward to meeting you, whether online or in person!
SHERRY XIE, BA
I am a native speaker of Mandarin. I obtained my Bachelor’s Degree at the University of Toronto and currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Education at the University of Toronto majoring in Curriculum and Pedagogy. I have extensive experience in teaching and tutoring Mandarin and science courses for preschool, high school, and college students in both Canada and China. Therefore, I have different teaching approaches for different age groups. Looking forward to spending time with you and learning together!
GREENY CAO, BA, MBA
Chinese and Vietnamese Teacher
I am a native speaker of both Mandarin and Vietnamese. I obtained my Bachelor’s degree from the Foreign Trade University in Vietnam, my MBA from National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan, and have a Diploma in Automation and Robotics from Centennial College. I have more than six years of experience teaching Mandarin and Vietnamese to children and adults in Vietnam, Taiwan, and Canada. With an intense interest in learning and teaching, I have tailored my teaching methodology to be based on real-life situations to help learners effortlessly and spontaneously grasp new concepts. I believe that languages and cultures are intertwined; therefore, I always include content about culture in all my lessons. Let’s enjoy lively classes together via virtual meetings and in-person sessions!
SUNNY NGUYEN, BA, Dip. ECE
I am a native speaker of Vietnamese. I graduated from the Ho Chi Minh City Pedagogical University in Vietnam, and I also have a diploma in Early Childhood Education from Canada. I have 8 years of experience teaching Vietnamese and English to adults and children in Vietnam and Canada. From my experience, the more learners are exposed to a language speaking environment, the quicker they are able to acquire the language. Therefore, during my lessons, I will try my best to let learners listen to many different accents and practice speaking as much as possible. I am excited to meet future learners and it will be my honor to have you in my class and see your progress after each day.
DALEN McCLINTOCK, BA, MA, TESOL
English and Chinese Teacher, Administrator
I have been teaching and tutoring students of the Chinese language for a number of years in both China and Canada. I completed my Bachelor's degree at the University of Toronto (East Asian Studies and Philosophy) and my Master's degree at Sun Yat-sen University in China (pre-modern Chinese philosophy and language); at the Master's level, all my coursework, my thesis and thesis defence were done entirely using the Chinese language. I am excited to spread my passion for Chinese language and culture with future students and look forward to meeting you soon!