In this episode, Cathy and Cindy’s e share their personal stories, insights, and challenges they face in their profession. Join us as we uncover the unique and rewarding experiences of working as private tutors in Taiwan.

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Culture tip:



▶️Taiwanese society places great importance on human relationships, so people must rely on personal connections and word of mouth to find a good job, home, and stable tutor.

Vocabularies and Phrases:

  1. 經驗豐富 (jīngyàn fēngfù): Rich in experience経験豊富
  2. 不少於 (bù shǎo yú): Not less than. 少なくとも
  3. 不多於 (bù duō yú): Not more than. 多くても
  4. 搞清楚 (gǎo qīngchu): Get it clear. はっきりさせる
  5. 進外商 (jìn wàishāng): Enter foreign trade. 外国の商社に就職する
  6. 工具型動機 (gōngjù xíng dòngqí): Instrumental motivation. 目的動機
  7. 融入型動機 (róngrù xíng dòngqí): Integrative motivation. 統合的な動機
  8. 必備知識 (bìbèi zhīshì): Essential knowledge. 必要な知識
  9. 多益金色證書 (duō yì jīn sè zhèngshū): TOEIC gold certificate. TOEICゴールド証書
  10. 叛逆 (pànnì): Rebellion. 反抗
  11. 逼他們學 (bī tāmen xué): Force them to learn. 彼らに学ばせる
  12. 怕被霸凌 (pà bèi bàlíng): Fear of being bullied. いじめられることを恐れる
  13. 特立獨行 (tèlìdúxíng): Stand out from the crowd. 他とは異なる行動をとる
  14. 國際學校 (guójì xuéxiào): International school. 国際学校
  15. 小三以下 (xiǎosān yǐxià): Below grade third. 小三以下
  16. 補習班 (bǔxíbān): Cram school. 塾
  17. 很自律 (hěn zìlǜ): Very disciplined. 非常に自律している
  18. 我只需要負責… (wǒ zhǐ xūyào fùzé…): I only need to be responsible for… 私は…に責任を持つだけで十分です
  19. 超同意 (chāo tóngyì): Totally agree. 完全に同意する
  20. 人脈很重要 (rénmài hěn zhòngyào): Personal connections are important. 人脈が重要です
  21. 比較不會吃虧 (bǐjiào bù huì chīkuī): Less likely to suffer losses. 損失を被ることが少ない
  22. 八面玲瓏 (bāmiàn línglóng): Versatile. 器用
  23. 行政 (xíngzhèng): Administration. 事務の仕事
  24. 打雜 (dǎzá): Do odd jobs. 雑役をする
  25. 職涯規劃 (zhíyá guīhuà): Career planning. キャリアプランニング

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