Learn Chinese Insights Podcast Episode 048: Ron

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In this interview, Ron Hanson from New Zealand details the steps he took to learn Mandarin Chinese to allow him to research topics to write on for his magazine: www.whitefungus.com Listen to find out:

  • What brought him to Taiwan
  • How he first started learning Chinese
  • Why he decided to learn Chinese characters
  • Why he feels learning Chinese characters are important
  • His character learning process at school
  • His process for researching in Chinese
  • His process for learning new vocabulary
  • Why learning Chinese is like learning Shakespeare
  • How he uses the Pleco Chinese dictionary app
  • How he feels about having a western accent when speaking Chinese
  • The benefits he gets from speaking Chinese
  • What he does to progress towards Chinese fluency
  • The trouble with learning Chinese handwriting
  • What he wishes he’d done differently when learning Chinese

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