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For everyone who is trying to learn Chinese or reaching for the next level, you came to the right place! Hosts Jared Turner and John Pasden bring you this new podcast series to discuss everything learning Chinese. Together they started the Mandarin Companion graded reader series and John has been a fixture in Chinese education for over a decade. You'll find helpful information, inspiring stories, and practical guidance on your journey of learning Chinese. You can do this!

For everyone who is trying to learn Chinese or reaching for the next level, you came to the right place! Hosts Jared Turner and John Pasden bring you this new podcast series to discuss everything learning Chinese. Together they started the Mandarin Companion graded reader series and John has been a fixture in Chinese education for over a decade. You'll find helpful information, inspiring stories, and practical guidance on your journey of learning Chinese. You can do this!
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For everyone who is trying to learn Chinese or reaching for the next level, you came to the right place! Hosts Jared Turner and John Pasden bring you this new podcast series to discuss everything learning Chinese. Together they started the Mandarin Companion graded reader series and John has been a fixture in Chinese education for over a decade. You'll find helpful information, inspiring stories, and practical guidance on your journey of learning Chinese. You can do this!

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English


Episodes

#10 The Stages of Learning Chinese

5/20/2019
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Review of the 2019 National Chinese Language Conference and discussion about the stages of learning Chinese. Guest interview with John D’Andrea, Chinese teacher who began learning Chinese in the 70’s.

Duration:01:02:47

#9 Skritter CEO Jacob Gill Interview

5/6/2019
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Jared & John field a question from a listener about Chinese linguistics. Guest interview with Jacob Gill, CEO of Skritter.

Duration:00:57:05

#8 Tones, Music, and Confidence

4/22/2019
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Jared & John discuss everything you wanted to know about tones but were afraid to ask. Guest interview with the legendary Dr. David Moser, Chinese professor, author, Chinese language performer, and media commentator.

Duration:01:05:21

#7 The Myth of Learning Chinese Like a Child

4/8/2019
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Jared & John talk about the myth of adults learning Chinese like a child, fake graded readers, and the mystique of the Chinese typewriter (yes, it’s a real thing). Guest interview with Matt McGill, star actor on the popular YouTube Chinese comedy channel “Mamahuhu”, and how he learned Chinese on the streets of Shanghai.

Duration:00:58:15

#6 Chinese Immersion: The Home Version

3/25/2019
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This episode is all about how to immerse yourself in the language without having to travel half way around the world. Get the scoop on reading, movies, music, and trick to help you create that immersive environment. Guest interview with Josh Summers who lived in Xinjiang China, the westernmost province of China, for over ten years.

Duration:00:59:03

#5 Writing Characters: Is It Worth Your Time?

3/11/2019
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Are kids books in Chinese good for us to learn Chinese? What about books with pinyin over Chinese characters? Should I spent time learning to hand write characters? And what about Stephen Colbert's Chinese pronunciation? Find the answers to all these questions in this episode! Special guest interview with Vanessa Dewey.

Duration:00:56:52

#4 Chinese Language Power Struggles

2/25/2019
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When you want to speak Chinese but the other person wants to speak English, Chinese accents (really interesting), and why some schools miss out on the learners perspective. Special interview Kerric Knowles and his struggles and triumphs studying Chinese at university

Duration:00:46:54

#3 Chinese Dual Immersion: It's Been Going On Longer Than You Think

2/7/2019
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Find how John's Chinese became so good. What about all of these Chinese immersion schools? Caitlin Lee graduated from such a program over ten years ago and it will make you wish you learned Chinese like this!

Duration:03:07:01

#2 Why Chinese is Taught the Way It Is

2/7/2019
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Find out why Chinese is taught the way it is. Guest interview with Josh Campbell, a public relations executive in China.

Duration:02:36:32

#1 Introduction

2/4/2019
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Get to know your hosts Jared Turner and John Pasden and what the podcast IS and is NOT about.

Duration:00:15:31