Introduction to the podcast, getting to know Jared Turner and John Pasden, and an overview of what this podcast is all about.
What This Podcast Is
This is the very first Chinese podcast of it’s kind! Here is what it is all about.
- Discussing the best ways to learn Chinese
- Sharing leading research and best practices for learning Chinese
- Identifying trends in Chinese learning (good and bad)
- Discussing funny and interesting instances of Chinese in movies and culture
- Interviewing a wide spectrum of Chinese learners.
For each show, Jared and John will be discussing different topics followed by a guest interview. We already have many interviews recorded with guests sharing their fascinating and wide ranging experiences with learning Chinese including an actor, a public relations director, a graduate of a dual immersion program, a diplomat, and many more! They’re also on a quest to interview Mark Zuckerberg and John Cena.
What This Podcast Is Not
This podcast is different than your average Chinese podcast, so here is what it is NOT.
- A podcast to teach you Chinese
- A podcast in Chinese
- A study program
- A virtual phrase book
- A platform to try and show off their Chinese
Simply put, they're not your teachers! They know what is is like to learn Chinese and you can do it!
You can find more info about the show at www.MandarinCompanion.com or on Facebook.