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#7 The Myth of Learning Chinese Like a Child

Episode Summary

Jared & John talk about the myth of adults learning Chinese like a child, fake graded readers, and the mystique of the Chinese typewriter (yes, it’s a real thing). Guest interview with Matt McGill, star actor on the popular YouTube Chinese comedy channel “Mamahuhu”, and how he learned Chinese on the streets of Shanghai.

Episode Notes

Jared & John talk about the myth of adults learning Chinese like a child. If you think this is the best way for someone to learn, you may come away with not only a different perspective but also new ideas on how you can learn Chinese faster. John and Jared also discuss a listeners question, fake graded readers, and the mystique of the Chinese typewriter (yes, it’s a real thing).

Our guest interview is with Matt McGill. Some might call Matt a Scottish version of Harrison Ford; he started out as a carpenter but is now a star actor on the popular YouTube Chinese comedy channel “Mamahuhu”. He deviates from the norm in that he never took a day of Chinese class in his life, he simply learned on the streets of Shanghai.

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