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Welcoming a new member of the instructor team

Hello Families & Friends,

I’m happy to announce that another China instructor, Marcus Larsen-Strecker will be joining the team, in Madeleine’s absence, beginning this Wednesday, 11/21. You can read a bit more about Marcus on our web site, here. Marcus has worked with Dragons on several previous courses, including our summer Mandarin Language Intensive programs in Yunnan Province and our Mekong River semester program in China, Laos, Thailand and Cambodia.

Originally from the US, Marcus is currently based in Taiwan, where he recently completed an MA in Translation and Interpretation at National Taiwan University. Marcus brings very strong Chinese language skills and regional knowledge, and a talent for connecting with students and bringing fun. We are very happy that he was available to join the semester for this final stretch and welcome his participation! Keep an eye on the yak board for a note from Marcus soon.

Wishing the group a smooth arrival in the beautiful village of Nanyao, Yunnan!

Jody