Joseph T. Chan, American citizen since 1975, graduated from California State University, Sacramento with a degree in Chemistry and pursued MBA degree in the same school. Experience includes Formica Corporation’s Process Engineer on decorative laminates, Aerojet Corporation’s Senior Research Chemist on solid propellant for ICBM missiles, real estate broker and developer, restaurateur and English teacher.
Have been teaching Oral English in Fuzhou for 6 years, currently for Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University; students include undergraduates, masters and PhD’s. Living in America for 40 years enabled me to speak English with native fluency. In the 6 years of teaching in Fujian, I realized that there are many common and yet unique mistakes among Chinese students, especially the ones from Fujian. As a native of Fujian and had to learn English the hard way, I have definite advantage over other foreign teachers in noticing and understanding the mistakes made by Chinese students, as well as in helping them to overcome the problems.