Natalie Tůmová (roz. Šmejkalová) Chinese interpretor & translator / courses & advisory

About me

My name is Natalie Tumova (maiden name Smejkalova) and I graduated from Charles University in Prague majoring in Sinology. During my studies I completed few language stays at universities in PRC and Taiwan. After returning from my first language stay in Taiwan in 2007 I have been intensively focused on interpreting and teaching of Mandarin Chinese. Since that time on I have been searching for new ways and methods how to introduce and teach this beautiful yet very complicated language to my students. Six years have passed since my first translating and interpreting steps were made. Those six years were full of gathering experiences from interpreting and translating for different clients from various fields of human activity. Nowadays my interpreting and translating activities include general topics interpreting and translations as well as very specialized and technical ones and also simultaneous interpreting.

Education

2008 – 2013 Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Arts, master’s degree in Sinology, specialization in Modern Chinese

2004 – 2008 Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Arts, bachelor’s degree in Sinology

1998 – 2003 Academic grammar school Stepanska, Prague

1989 – 1998 Primary school with extended foreign language teaching Mikulandska, Prague

Study stays abroad

2009 – 2010 study stay at Beijing Normal University, Chinese Language and Culture College, Beijing, PRC (obtained the certificate for outstanding studying results)

2007 study stay at Beijing Language and Culture University, Beijing, PRC

2006 – 2007 study stay at National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan

2001 – 2002 Rotary Youth Exchange program study stay, Tondabayashi High School, Osaka, Japan

Working experiences

2012 – 2015 Chinese language teacher at Primary and Grammar School New PORG

2009 - 2011 Chinese language teacher at Skoda Auto University

2007 – 2015 Chinese language teacher at Language school Brezinka; private Chinese language teacher

since 2007 Mandarin Chinese interpreting, translating (for example: Karlovy Vary international film festival, Ministry of industry and trade of CR, Czech-Chinese medical forum, The office for personal data protection, Skoda transportation, Skoda Auto, PPF atc.)

2005 Expo 2005, Aichi, Japan, hostess

2002 – 2011 tennis coach (3rd class tennis coach license)

Language certificates

2013 State final examination from Sinology, passed with distinction

2008 HSK exam

Language skills

Mandarin Chinese – active

English – active

Japanese – passive

French – passive

Natalie Tůmová (roz. Šmejkalová) | tlumočení a překlady čínštiny, výuka a poradenství
Natalie Tůmová (roz. Šmejkalová) | tlumočení a překlady čínštiny, výuka a poradenství