General Information
Name
Phillip Taylor / 谭飞
Sex
Male
Current City
Empoli
Industry
Education
Citizen of
United States
Personal Summary
2-time recipient of Critical Languages Scholarship, lived in China for 8 years and studied at Tsinghua University, Chinese University of Hong Kong, and Heilongjiang University. Now transitioning into the translation field and looking for new challenges!!
Education
China Program
  • Critical Language Scholarship Program (2008)
  • Critical Language Scholarship Program (2007)
University
  • Louisiana State University (2007)
US-China Experience
Cities lived in China
  • Chengdu, Sichuan (2013/10 - 2015/10)
  • Kunming, Yunnan (2007/09 - 2013/10)
  • Harbin, Heilongjiang (2008/06 - 2008/08)
  • Hong Kong (2007/06 - 2007/08)
  • Beijing (2010/06 - 2010/08)
Chinese Level
Listening: Fluent
Speaking: Fluent
Reading: Fluent
Writing: Proficient
HSK level: 5
Work Experience (21 years of work experience)
2013/01-Current
English Instructor; Consultant at i2 International Institute of Education
China Related?
Yes
Industry
Education
Description
▪ taught ESL ~25 hours per week ▪ Created custom lesson plans for a wide range of ages and abilities ▪ Performed Demo classes and other promotional activities for the school ▪ Communicated daily (in Chinese) with customers and support staff

2015/10-Current
Translator (Chinese to English) at Freelance
China Related?
Yes
Industry
Business Services - Other
Description
Translation from Chinese to English. Translated legal documents, real estate contracts, subtitles for TV dramas, academic manuscripts (mostly social sciences), and documents related to travel, tourism, history, and religion. Specialized in Simplified characters, but able to take on translation of Traditional characters under certain conditions. Please feel free to contact me for a quote or consultation.

2015/10-2018/10
R&D Lead; Consultant at i2 International Institute of Education (remote home office)
China Related?
Yes
Industry
Education
Description
▪ Developed company-wide policies and supporting documents (employment contracts, management structure, etc) for a school of 1000+ employees ▪ Developed a series of ESL materials - story books, textbooks, workbooks, teacher’s books, songs, and animated videos ▪ Managed school’s website, social media, and teacher recruitment ▪ Edited documents (in English) for release within the company ▪ Translated documents from Chinese to English

2012/02-2013/08
Co-Founder; Academic Director; TESOL Instructor at American Center for Educational Development
China Related?
Yes
Industry
Education
Description
▪ Created a proprietary 120-hour TESOL certification program, and delivered this program to 100+ Chinese trainees ▪ Recruited, trained, and managed a small team of English teachers ▪ Developed 400+ hours of non-TESOL curricula: IELTS, TOEFL, SAT/ACT, Subject English, and Survival English

2007/09-2012/01
English Instructor at Yingzhifu Language Training Center
China Related?
Yes
Industry
Education
Description
▪ Taught ~20 hours weekly ▪ Created lesson plans and assessments ▪ Performed Demo classes to showcase student achievement ▪ Communicated in Chinese with customers and management

2008/09-2012/01
Director of Studies at Yingzhifu Language Training Center
China Related?
Yes
Industry
Education
Description
▪ Recruited, trained, and managed a team of ~20 ESL teachers ▪ Evaluated and documented teacher performance ▪ Balanced the weekly schedule and made decisions to open, pause, or merge classes ▪ Led weekly bilingual meetings with teachers and staff