Winston Shumaker, Chinese name 陈思顿, is a foreign expert who has taught English in China for almost 4 years. He graduated with honors from the University of Central Arkansas with Bachelor’s of Liberal Arts in English Literature, where he received numerous academic awards, including making the Dean’s List and being a two-time Presidential Scholar.
Upon graduating he moved to China, where he studied at Peking University and earned a Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Certificate. In addition to his US teaching experience, he has taught a year at the Shandong University of Science and Technology, and is preparing to begin his fourth year as the foreign teacher for OCT Middle School in Nanshan District.
Winston can speak nearly fluent Mandarin, as well as Spanish. He loves to travel and has been to many countries, setting foot on nearly every continent in the world. He has a deep interest in Chinese culture, and began studying tai chi while a student in college. His father, a professor at his university, first turned him onto taiji during his junior year. He then began learning Sun and Yang styles at a health center near campus. Upon graduating, he was thirsty for a deeper Chinese cultural and taiji experience, so he moved to china and began practicing his family’s profession of teaching, all the while studying the language and culture. He spent nearly two years studying Yang style in Qingdao and Shenzhen, then finally found his way to the 陈氏太极拳养生馆
, where he has been studying under 魏老师for the past year, making great progress.