British Chef details how she self taught herself Mandarin Chinese in Taiwan.

British Chef Amy Rattinger details why she came to Taiwan and the process she used to self teach herself Mandarin Chinese on the way to starting two restaurants in Taipei.

Listen to find out:

  • What brought her to Taiwan
  • Why she began learning Mandarin Chinese
  • Her initial approach to learning Chinese
  • How she self taught herself Chinese characters
  • Her process for learning new vocabulary
  • Her approach to Chinese tones
  • The benefits to speaking Chinese in Taiwan
  • How she transitioned from teaching English to opening a restaurant
  • Cultural differences between Taiwanese employees and British ones
  • How to get direct feedback from Chinese staff
  • Why your Chinese tutor needs to be direct with you
  • What she would have done differently regarding learning Chinese

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