You can Learn Chinese, a podcast by Jared Turner and John Pasden of Mandarin Companion. Hear Chinese learning experts discuss how to learn Mandarin!
#47 How to Learn to Read Chinese: Baby Steps to Real Reading
Welcome to Part Two about learning how to read Chinese. In this episode, John and Jared discuss how to get into reading at an early stage, even if you don’t have anything that is low enough for you to read!
Guest interview is with Heather Turner, an entrepreneurial mother of five. She’s a qualified dental hygienist, professional baker, and most recently, a 5th grade Chinese teacher!
#46 How to Learn to Read Chinese: Pinyin, Characters, Vocabulary
Welcome to the first of a four-part series about learning how to read Chinese! In this episode, John and Jared start at the beginning and talk about how to learn pinyin, characters, and vocabulary.
Guest interview is with Scott Young, author of bestselling novel “Ultralearning”. Scott spent a year without English and managed to be conversational in four new languages, including HSK Level 4 Chinese!
#45 The Perils of Taking Chinese Literally
John and Jared discuss a linguistic concept that you’ve probably never heard of but is pervasive throughout all languages.
Guest interview is with James Loach, a particle physicist turned artificial intelligence developer who fell in love with the Chinese language.
#44 Using Chinese at Work with Kaiser Kuo
John and Jared discuss using Chinese in the workplace and how you can use it no matter what your level.
Guest interview is with Kaiser Kuo, a well know figure among China expats, and who, among many things, started the first Chinese heavy metal band in China.
#43 How to Level Up Your Listening Skills
Jared and John share tips and tricks to level up your listening skills you can use no matter where you live. Guest interview is with Eric Majerus, a home grown American boy learning Chinese for the sake of his family.
#42 How to Get a Laugh in Chinese
So you think you’re funny? John and Jared discuss some of the cultural differences of Chinese humor and what it takes to get your Chinese friends rolling on the floor in laughter.
Guest interview is with Laszlo Montgomery, host of the famous China History Podcast, the go-to podcast if you want to learn all about the long and at times complex history of China and Chinese people around the world.