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Learn Chinese Insights Podcast

Learn Chinese Insights Podcast

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Weekly interviews with people who learned Mandarin Chinese as a second language. Find out why they learned it, what approach they took, and more importantly what they are doing with the Chinese they have learned.


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Learn Chinese Insights Podcast Episode 039: Caleb Shetland

Author: Chinese Learn Online
Mon, Sep 19, 2016


In this episode, I interview Caleb Shetland, an American now working in Taipei as a firmware engineer. Listen to find out: - His experience learning Chinese at a US college – What approach he wishes he had used instead, to learn characters – When he realized that learning Mandarin would be useful for his engineering career – […]

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Learn Chinese Insights Podcast Episode 038: Alex Trup

Author: Chinese Learn Online
Thu, Sep 01, 2016


In this episode I interview Alex Trup, a Brit now working in Digital Marketing in Taipei, Taiwan. Listen to find out: - About his experience learning Chinese in the UK – How he went from China to Taiwan – His experience as a foreigner in a Taiwanese working environment – Why he likes Taipei compared to […]

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Learn Chinese Insights Podcast Episode 037: XiaoFei

Author: Chinese Learn Online
Mon, Aug 22, 2016


In this episode I interview Xiao Fei, an American blogger now living in Taiwan. Listen to find out: - His experience trying to get a degree at a local Taiwanese university – Why he switched out of the Chinese program to an English one – His experience living in China – Why he finds his current […]

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Learn Chinese Insights Podcast Episode 036: Keoni Everington

Author: Chinese Learn Online
Wed, Aug 10, 2016


In this episode I interview Keoni Everington, an American now working in the media business in Taiwan. Listen to find out: - What got him interested in learning Chinese 20 years ago – What it was like learning Chinese in Ohio – How he benefited from guanxi early on – What it was like moving from […]

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Learn Chinese Insights Podcast Episode 035: Scott Faul

Author: Chinese Learn Online
Fri, Jul 29, 2016


In this episode I interview Scott Faul, an American now living in Taiwan. Listen to find out: - What got him interested in learning Chinese, while in the US – His experience studying Chinese in Taiwan, while working on the side – How he used the Chinese he had learned, while working in the US […]

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Learn Chinese Insights Podcast Episode 034: Aaron Simmons

Author: Chinese Learn Online
Thu, Jul 21, 2016


In this episode I interview Aaron Simmons, an American Professional Development Coach. He is the founder of Diversify International and Multi-Lingual Story Corner. Listen to find out: - What got him interested in Chinese culture and language in the first place, while studying in the US – Why he chose a more challenging route to learning […]

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Learn Chinese Insights Podcast Episode 033: Alex Barker

Author: Chinese Learn Online
Thu, Jul 07, 2016


In this episode, I interview Alex Barker, an American consultant about his experience learning Chinese Listen to this episode to find out: - How Alex got interested in learning Chinese in America – His experience in an American college class learning Chinese – Why he didn’t make as much progress in Chinese as he wanted […]

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Learn Chinese Insights Podcast Episode 032: Adriana Estrada

Author: Chinese Learn Online
Thu, Jun 30, 2016


In this episode I interview Adriana Estrada from Guatemala, who has lived in Taiwan for the past 7 years, completing her undergraduate and master’s degree during that time. Listen to find out: - What brought Adriana to Taiwan in the first place – What advantages she brings to the work place over local Taiwanese – […]

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Learn Chinese Insights Podcast Episode 031: Nick Howard

Author: Chinese Learn Online
Wed, Jun 22, 2016


In this episode, I interview Nick Howard, an American who has been living in Taiwan for the past 9 years. Listen to find out: - What brought him to Taiwan in the first place – How he moved up from teaching at a cram school to teach at a university – The process he went […]

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Learn Chinese Insights Podcast Episode 030: Derek McGuinness

Author: Chinese Learn Online
Thu, Jun 16, 2016


In this episode I interview Derek McGuinness, an American who has been living in Taiwan for 7 years. Listen to find out: - What brought Derek to Asia and specifically Taiwan – How he started teaching English, while looking for other opportunities – How he started his first business in Taiwan – How he compares […]

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Learn Chinese Insights Podcast Episode 029: Adam Menon

Author: Chinese Learn Online
Tue, May 17, 2016


In this episode, I actually interview… myself! Well not, really. I invited CLO user Joe Cooperman to interview me on my motivation for coming to Taiwan and starting this course teaching fellow expats how to speak Mandarin. Listen to find out: - Why Joe uses CLO – What brought me to Taiwan – What problem […]

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Learn Chinese Insights Podcast Episode 028: Steve Iglehart

Author: Chinese Learn Online
Tue, May 10, 2016


In Part 2 of this episode, we continue our interview with American businessman Steve Iglehart. Listen to find out: - How he moved on to the skin care market – What his biggest challenge was in this market – The intense process of training salespeople to use his product – How he learned to read […]

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Learn Chinese Insights Podcast Episode 027: Steve Iglehart

Author: Chinese Learn Online
Wed, May 04, 2016


Steve Iglehart is an American businessman from San Francisco who has been living in Taiwan for almost 30 years. Listen to this episode to find out: - What made Steve want to learn Chinese – Why he chose to come to Taiwan – His first moments in Taiwan, looking for a Chinese school – Why […]

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Learn Chinese Insights Podcast Episode 026: Keiran

Author: Chinese Learn Online
Tue, Apr 26, 2016


Keiran is a Canadian living in Taiwan, now working in the bicycle industry. Listen to this episode to find out: - What brought Keiran to Taiwan in the first place – How he began learning Chinese initially – What he didn’t like about his first school – How he found people to practice his Chinese […]

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Learn Chinese Insights Podcast Episode 025: Ross

Author: Chinese Learn Online
Tue, Apr 19, 2016


In this episode, I interview Ross Darrell Feingold, an American now working as a senior advisor at the DC International Advisory, a law firm in Taipei, Taiwan. Listen to this episode to find out: - What made Ross focus on learning Mandarin Chinese 20 years ago – What a one year intensive Mandarin learning program in Singapore […]

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Learn Chinese Insights Podcast Episode 024: Jon

Author: Chinese Learn Online
Tue, Apr 12, 2016


In this interview, I interview Jon Renzella, an American artist now living in Taichung, Taiwan. Listen to this episode to find out: - What brought Jon to Taiwan in the first place – Why he wanted to live in a place that didn’t speak English – How he began learning Chinese without any formal classes – His […]

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Learn Chinese Insights Podcast Episode 023: Alex

Author: Chinese Learn Online
Tue, Apr 05, 2016


In this episode I interview Alex Wagner, who now runs a pizza shop at a local Taiwanese night market. Listen to find out: - What brought Alex to Taiwan in the first place – How he transitioned from teaching to selling pizza – His process starting the business – How the night market business works […]

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Learn Chinese Insights Podcast Episode 022: Bear

Author: Chinese Learn Online
Tue, Mar 29, 2016


In this episode, I interview “Bear” – originally from Scandinavia, now working in China. Listen to find out: - What brought him to China in the first place – His initial hardships in China – Why he felt he wasn’t capable of learning Chinese in the beginning – Why he didn’t make progress learning initially, and […]

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Learn Chinese Insights Podcast Episode 021: I love Taiwan

Author: Chinese Learn Online
Tue, Mar 22, 2016


In this episode, I continue the interview I did with Shaun Bettinson, where he discusses his “I love Taiwan” project. Listen to find out: - How this project got started. – How he launched his initial promotional video - The Project Website - How he was able to promote it – How he won a Guinness […]

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Learn Chinese Insights Podcast Episode 020: Shaun Bettinson

Author: Chinese Learn Online
Tue, Mar 15, 2016


In this episode, I interview Shaun Bettinson, a Brit who now lives in Taichung, Taiwan. Listen to find out: - What brought Shaun to Taiwan initially – Where he learned his initial Chinese – What he didn’t like about his first group class – What he liked about his next teacher – What he recommends you […]

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Learn Chinese Insights Podcast Episode 019: Davide Saccon

Author: Chinese Learn Online
Tue, Mar 08, 2016


In this episode, I interview Davide Saccon, an Italian now living in Qingdong, China. Listen to find out: - How he learned “street” Chinese in Italy – What brought him to China after that – Why the Chinese he had learned before wasn’t as useful in smaller Chinese villages – How he used the Chinese he […]

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Learn Chinese Insights Podcast Episode 018: Ethan Feig

Author: Chinese Learn Online
Tue, Mar 01, 2016


In this episode, I interview Ethan Feig, an American now working in a trade company in Taichung, Taiwan. Listen to this episode to find out: - What brought Ethan to Taiwan at age 18 – How Taiwan differed from his prior expectations – How he learned Chinese from a fellow expat, and how that approach […]

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Learn Chinese Insights Podcast Episode 017: Wesley Insights

Author: Chinese Learn Online
Tue, Feb 23, 2016


In this episode, we welcome back Wesley (from our last episode) to share some of the more fascinating aspects of the Chinese language including: - How abbreviations work in Chinese (and how they differ from English) – Why Chinese can’t be the next global language – Why understanding Chinese culture is so important to understanding […]

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Learn Chinese Insights Podcast Episode 016: Wesley Holzer

Author: Chinese Learn Online
Mon, Feb 15, 2016


In this episode, I interview Wesley. He’s an American, with degrees in Chinese and translation. Listen to this episode to find out: How Wesley got interested in Chinese in the first place. How he found Chinese easier to learn as a second language than Spanish. What his teacher did to significantly increase his interest in […]

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Learn Chinese Insights Podcast Episode 015: Dominic Cope

Author: Chinese Learn Online
Tue, Feb 02, 2016


Dominic is from Oregon, USA, and now lives in Taichung, Taiwan with his wife and 3 year old twins. Listen to this episode to find out: - What made Dominic move to China at the tender age of 16 – What it was like as a teenager living in China – Why he lost a […]

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Learn Chinese Insights Podcast Episode 014: Austin Yoder (Part 2)

Author: Chinese Learn Online
Mon, Dec 21, 2015


In part 2 of our interview with Austin Yoder, we find out: - About the Foundation for Talented Youth and why he started it – What his goals for the program are – How receptive locals are to being sold or lectured to by a foreigner – How Taiwan’s entrepreneur culture differs from western culture – Why […]

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Learn Chinese Insights Podcast Episode 013: Austin Yoder (Part 1)

Author: Chinese Learn Online
Wed, Dec 16, 2015


Austin is an American who has lived in Hong Kong, Indonesia and now in Taiwan. He now runs two companies including tearroir and Foundation for Talented Youth. Listen to this episode to find out: - Why he chose to live in Taiwan – What it was like growing up as an American in Hong Kong. […]

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Learn Chinese Insights Podcast Episode 012: Priya Lalwani Purswaney

Author: Chinese Learn Online
Tue, Dec 08, 2015


Priya is originally from India, but has now lived in Taiwan for 27 years. She works as a simultaneous interpreter. Listen to this episode to find out: - What brought Priya to Taiwan in the first place – Her initial impressions of Taiwan – How she began learning Chinese and what approach they took – […]

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Learn Chinese Insights Podcast Episode 011: Jason Schuurman

Author: Chinese Learn Online
Mon, Nov 30, 2015


Jason has lived in Taichung, Taiwan for the past 4 years, after previously doing a stint in China. Listen to this episode to find out: - What brought Jason to China in the first place. - How he practiced learning Chinese before moving to China. - The benefits of learning Chinese from a native English speaker, […]

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Learn Chinese Insights Podcast Episode 010: Cheryl Robbins

Author: Chinese Learn Online
Mon, Nov 23, 2015


Cheryl has been in Taiwan for 26 years and has worked as a tour guide, translator and author. Listen to this episode to find out: - What brought Cheryl to Taiwan in the first place – Why she recommends Taiwan as a place to learn Mandarin – The advantage to learning phonetic symbols (zhuyin) along […]

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Learn Chinese Insights Podcast Episode 009: Max

Author: Chinese Learn Online
Mon, Nov 16, 2015


Max works as a Chinese interpreter in Australia. Listen to this episode to find out: The difference between translating and interpreting How the free interpreting service works in Australia The disadvantage of relying on an interpreter versus learning the local language yourself How it was like to grow up with Chinese ethnicity in an English […]

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Learn Chinese Insights Podcast Episode 008: Rob Kilpatrick

Author: Chinese Learn Online
Mon, Nov 09, 2015


Rob Kilpatrick teaches English in Taiwan, where he’s lived in the past 11 years. Listen to this podcast to find out: What made him choose Taiwan over other countries What gave him his initial motivation to learn Chinese How he was able to integrate the Chinese he was learning in class into his day to […]

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Learn Chinese Insights Podcast Episode 007: Malachi McGee

Author: Chinese Learn Online
Mon, Nov 02, 2015


In this episode, I interview Malachi McGee. Malachi originally came to Taiwan 7 years ago as a Mormon Missionary. Listen on to find out: Why Malachi decided to stay on in Taiwan even after his missionary term was up About the Missionary Training Center program’s intensive Mandarin course Why he decided to stay on in […]

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Learn Chinese Insights Podcast Episode 006: Todd Blackhurst

Author: Chinese Learn Online
Mon, Oct 26, 2015


In this episode, I interview Todd Blackhurst. Todd moved to Taiwan from Texas with his wife and 3 teenagers in 2013. Listen to find out: What promoted Todd to move his whole family to Taiwan How he prepared for the big move The adjustments for the kids, now living in Taiwan The comparisons between the […]

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Learn Chinese Insights Podcast Episode 005: Brad Saap

Author: Chinese Learn Online
Mon, Oct 19, 2015


In this episode, I interview Brad Sapp. Brad spent 13 years in China working in trade companies in Beijing and Qingdao. He currently lives in Toronto, where he continues to actively engage with Chinese clients. Listen to this podcast to learn: - How Brad landed up in China – His approach to learning Chinese – […]

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Learn Chinese Insights Podcast Episode 004: Edward Greve

Author: Chinese Learn Online
Mon, Oct 12, 2015


In this episode, I interview Edward Greve. Edward is an American who has lived in Taiwan for the past 8 years. He initially started as an English teacher and is now doing a master’s degree in Applied Linguistics. Listen to find out: What brought Edward to Taiwan in the first place What process he took […]

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Learn Chinese Insights Podcast Episode 003: Aaron Posehn

Author: Chinese Learn Online
Mon, Oct 05, 2015


In this episode, I interview Aaron Posehn. He’s a Canadian, with a degree in Asian studies, who moved to Taiwan to work as an editor. Listen to find out: How Aaron got interested in Chinese culture What it was like to be the only non Asian in a Chinese class of 300 About his first […]

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Learn Chinese Insights Podcast Episode 002: Elias Ek

Author: Chinese Learn Online
Mon, Sep 28, 2015


In this episode, I interview Elias Ek. Elias is from Sweden, but has lived in Taiwan for the past 25 years, where he runs his own company, Enspyre. Listen to find out about: Elias’ first encounter in Chinese in Taiwan His first job in Taiwan Experience of working as a foreigner in a Taiwanese company […]

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Learn Chinese Insights Podcast Episode 001: Joe Westerhof

Author: Adam Menon
Mon, Sep 21, 2015


In this first episode of the new Learn Chinese Insights Podcast, I interview Joe Westerhof. Joe came to Taiwan 17+ years ago from Michigan, US. He initially began teaching English but now works in a trading company in Taichung, doing import / exports. In this episode, you will find out: What brought Joe to Taiwan […]

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