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#24 The 4 Types of Tone Mistakes

Episode Summary

John and Jared discuss the 4 types of mistakes learners make with tones. If you’re trying to up your tone game, then this is for you. Guest interview is with China-based English teacher trainer Mathew Armstrong. He tells us his story of passing the HSK 6 without actually being at the HSK 6 level as well the language learning insights he has learned along the way.

Episode Notes

Tones are definitely one of the challenging aspects of Chinese. In this episode, John and Jared discuss the 4 types of mistakes learners make with tones and offer tips on fixing them quickly.

Guest interview is with China-based CELTA trainer Mathew Armstrong. Sometimes we try to demonstrate how “good” our Chinese is, however Mathew offers a humbler perspective on how much there is left to learn despite passing a high level Chinese test. He also explains his motivations for learning Chinese, motivations that are different than many of the other guests interviewed on this show.

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