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#30 Second Language or Foreign Language: What Type of Learner Are You?

Episode Summary

In this episode, John and I talk about the difference between learning Chinese as a second language vs. learning as a foreign language and how the difference insidiously impacts learning all over the world. Guest interview is with Christophe Boulet, a Frenchmen who shares the learning methods that helped him breakthrough after trying ineffective methods for 20 years.

Episode Notes

In this episode, John and Jared talk about the difference between learning Chinese as a second language vs. learning as a foreign language. At first glance, they seem to be the same thing, but as you pick it apart you begin to see how the difference insidiously impacts learning all over the world.

Stop us if you’ve heard this story before: a Chinese learner dabbles for 20 years, learning here and there, but never gets to fluency. This was Christophe Boulet’s life until he figured out smarter approaches that led to breakthroughs and the proficiency he enjoys today. In today’s guest interview, he shares his smart breakthrough methods.

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