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#27 Can You Learn Chinese from a Textbook?

Episode Summary

John and Jared discuss why textbooks should only take up 25% of your time when learning Chinese and how to spend the other 75%. Guest interview is with Jeff Lindsay, a long-time resident of Shanghai whose love for Chinese and power of Yuanfen has translated into love for the people.

Episode Notes

What can you realistically learn from a textbook? John and Jared discuss this question to help anyone understand how far a textbook can take you towards fluency. Plus, be ready for a surprise guest appearance from John’s mother-in-law!

Guest interview is with Jeff Lindsay, a warm and funny man whose love for Chinese has translated into love for the people. His stories will shine a ray of light into your heart and show how the power of connection through language can enrich our lives.

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