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Chinese and English Language podcast. A mixed couple (Tom & Ula) living in Taiwan, teach Chinese through the use of Chinglish (Chinese and English) on a variety of topics. Learn Chinese, study methods, Entertainment, news, life, business, hints and tricks to learning Mandarin. Hear a native speaking naturally and at natural pace but with the English translation so you can follow the context of the conversation. Enjoy.
 
Are you struggling to find good listening material for learning Chinese? Are you tired of robotic and boring textbook audio? Chillchat is the answer for you! Our podcasts not only cover vocabulary and grammar, but we also talk about culture, trends, and other useful topics. With our fun and relaxing conversations, Chinese learning is a breeze! You can DOWNLOAD the transcript/study material at: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/chillchator buy us a coffee and get a name shoutout in our show :)
 
The most convenient way to learn Cantonese the way it is actually spoken and used. Start with our basic lessons, and in no time you'll be listening to music, watching films and television and engaging in the actual language. With free daily podcasts, a vibrant community, online study tools and much more, PopupCantonese is the most powerful and personal way to learn mandarin.
 
Several millions of copies of the best-selling daily devotional and Bible-study guide have been distributed in over 242 countries and over 749 languages of the world including Afrikaans, Arabic, Cantonese, Croatian, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hindi, Icelandic, Italian, Mandarin, Myanmar, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swahili...and still counting! New languages are added regularly, making the devotional accessible to many more in different parts of the globe, thus bringing the r ...
 
The Language Mastery Show brings you interviews with the world's best language learners. Get an inside look at how polyglots, linguists, and language lovers master languages more quickly, and learn the habits, methods, and mindsets you need to succeed in your own language learning adventures. Each guest shares proven strategies for reaching fluency, overcoming fear, speaking with confidence, and having more fun along the way. I'm your host, John Fotheringham, a linguist, teacher, and the aut ...
 
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Recently, Mandarin Companion participated in the 2021 National Chinese Language Conference (NCLC), and the topics discussed provided quite a bit of insight into what is in store for the future of Chinese learning, since methods applied in schools trickles down to affect all learners. Spoiler alert: the future is bright! Guest interview with Jonatha…
 
You can ACCESS to the STUDY MATERIAL at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/chillchat Monthly members have access to transcripts or show notes, bonus episodes (coming soon) and many more perks! Imagine this situation: you are talking about a date you had last week with your Chinese friends and you want to describe your date’s appearance a bit. How do you …
 
Ten more jobs, Gumologist, Golf Ball Diver, Dog Food Tester, Odor Detector and a number of others. Why, when, how and who are covered. Including a bunch of other topics. All in delightful Chinese and English. Chinglish for your listening pleasure.Choose your monkey power. Come and get a free lesson. Enjoy extra audio awesomeness or join the Mandari…
 
Stephanie requested we do a list of 'not the usual jobs'. So here are a a bunch of them. These aren't unusual in the sense of armpit smelling or professional queuers but they are some of the ones you don't read in text books often. Doctor, nurse, teacher etc. Enjoy.Choose your monkey power. Come and get a free lesson. Enjoy extra audio awesomeness …
 
You can ACCESS to the STUDY MATERIAL at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/chillchat Monthly members have access to transcripts or show notes, bonus episodes (coming soon) and many more perks! Coming to China and one of the inevitable topics that will come up is ‘Where in the world are you from?’. Saying ‘I’m from…’ is the first step but do you know the …
 
Impulsive buyer? Sure. 5 second rule? Yes. Mel Robins? What? Kids? Uh huh. Intensive courses? Do it again! Real talk? yes it is. Give me five? Of course. Many subjects are covered. I couldn't lay them all out. there were a number. Got a little deep then we pulled back out again. Also, Ula spat on me twice. Also had two teeth pulled out.Choose your …
 
Everyone loves Chinese food, but if only there were a way to tie your love for the cuisine into progress learning the language. Well, there is! ...sort of. Tune in to learn what to do and what not to do so that your stomach stays full as your Mandarin levels up. Guest interview with James Wong who, despite a severe hearing disability, worked hard t…
 
The Hangouteers have cometh! A load of the Mandarin Monkey Hangouteers have come along for the 200th episode of the podcast! They each tell us a little about themselves, their learning, their background. There are some laughs and some cries. But mainly laughs. Some sound advice amongst other things. Thanks to everyone who came and sorry for those w…
 
You can ACCESS to the STUDY MATERIAL at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/chillchat Monthly members have access to transcripts or show notes, bonus episodes (coming soon) and many more perks! As international traveling slowly goes back to normal, it will be a topic in people’s conversation again. In today’s episode, we talked about common questions you …
 
Learn Mandarin with us as we tell the story about visiting the zoo, as we did this gone weekend. We mention several ways to get to said zoo and also animal related words. We also discuss some good news and some bad news for the family. And give info on what's going to happen for the 200th episode of the podcast.Choose your monkey power. Come and ge…
 
You can ACCESS to the STUDY MATERIAL at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/chillchat Monthly members have access to transcripts or show notes, bonus episodes (coming soon), and many more perks! Hobbies! Another great small talk topic. In today’s episode, we took a deeper dive in some sentence structures you can use to ask ‘how often’ and ‘for how long’, …
 
Tom gets two new sound toys. We discuss 10 things you don't need talent for and extroverts and introverts. Welcome our three newest members Wati, Adlan and Adam. Choose your monkey power. Come and get a free lesson. Enjoy extra audio awesomeness or join the Mandarin Monkey WhatsApp group. Websitehttps://www.mandarinmonkey.comAwesome Bloghttps://man…
 
What if you are still struggling to get to the point where you can read the lowest level graded readers? What techniques can get you there? John and Jared will discuss steps you can take to bridge the gap to real reading and also begin to experience the snowball effect of reading in Chinese. Guest interview is with Abigail Washburn, a Grammy Award …
 
Our story is about Terry and his routine. We change a bunch of details during the story so we try and teach how you can find a replace words within each sentence to mean something else. There is a long story review section which I am sure you find helpful with a lot of new words and an idiom for your enjoyment.Choose your monkey power. Come and get…
 
You can ACCESS to the STUDY MATERIAL at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/chillchat Monthly members have access to transcripts or show notes, bonus episodes (coming soon) and many more perks! Today we are talking about how to ask people out or more specifically, how to invite others to do different activities. Karen introduced some of the coolest ways t…
 
We talk about the current Qingming festival that happens in Taiwan every year. We chat about how we would like to be disposed off after we die and Ula has a few tears (you will have to watch the YouTube version). We also talk about 30 facts that don't sound true but are.Choose your monkey power. Come and get a free lesson. Enjoy extra audio awesome…
 
We tell an exercise story in this episode. Walking you through some commonly used words in Mandarin while talking about exercise and fitness in general. A good number of words you won't know in this one with a healthy chat front end and and discussion of the usages at the rear. Women Ai nimen!Choose your monkey power. Come and get a free lesson. En…
 
You can ACCESS to the STUDY MATERIAL at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/chillchat Monthly members have access to transcripts or show notes, bonus episodes (coming soon) and many more perks! Weather is one of those seemingly super basic topic that can be a bit boring but actually an essential in your daily conversations and a great small talk topic! In…
 
We discuss the emotions that everyone feels but don't know the name of. This goes quite deep for a Friday. But enjoyable conversations. This one is a chat based episode. We are back with our story episode on Monday!Choose your monkey power. Come and get a free lesson. Enjoy extra audio awesomeness or join the Mandarin Monkey WhatsApp group. Website…
 
Will Chinese one day unseat English to become the dominant language around the world? Jared and John discuss a paper by professor Jeffery Gil who predicts that one day it will. Guest interview is with Amani Core who provides a philosophical perspective on how Chinese shapes our view of humanity. Links from the episode: “Chinese to Rise as a Global …
 
It's a Mandarin movie story podcast this time. With all things movie related. Acting, directing, movies, genres, styles, actors etc. We also discuss some sweaty games. We use Chinese and English the whole time so if you are learning English as well this will be perfect for you.Choose your monkey power. Come and get a free lesson. Enjoy extra audio …
 
You can ACCESS to the STUDY MATERIAL at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/chillchat Monthly members have access to transcripts & show notes, bonus episodes and many more perks! Last time we discussed ‘sicknesses’. Today we are talking about an almost equally annoying topic which is ‘learning Chinese’. All of the tone struggles, countless characters and …
 
We talk so much that we forgot to do the story. Oops. We will do it on Mondays episode, promise. This one is about slang in both languages, also phone abbreviations, teenagers, sleeping in the Livingroom, New exciting products, general chin-waggery. It was a fun one. After our brains woke up. Enjoy the Chinglish!Choose your monkey power. Come and g…
 
Our story today revolves around having a lively family and telling your kids off. We tell the story in Mandarin Chinese and then have a vocabulary review session around the story. We discuss dark secrets, secret languages, lies and truths. and various other things in this episode of the Mandarin Monkey Chinglish podcast.Choose your monkey power. Co…
 
You can ACCESS to the STUDY MATERIAL at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/chillchat Monthly members have access to all transcripts & notes, bonus episodes and many more perks! Sickness is an ever-annoying but everlasting topic in our life. You caught a cold. You got a rash. You ate bad food. How can you describe these common sicknesses in Chinese to you…
 
We speak to the shining light at the end of the tunnel Ashley in her first appearance on the show. We speak about an array of things from parenting, raising bilingual children, mixed race relationships, cactus, Taiwan and China, teaching high school and junior high school, Lots of different things. This one is more of a feel good one.Choose your mo…
 
You probably know a bit about Chinese surnames, but in this episode you’ll learn how they relate to both Chinese culture and language acquisition plus how they can even help you forge new relationships in Chinese. Guest interview is with Chris Marquis (of the China Corner Office podcast), business professor from Cornell University specializing in C…
 
We are back to telling stories in this one. Todays story is about tools. Doing those DIY projects at home and using the most common tools of the trade. Includes vocab for the tools and the verbs to use them. We also discuss, no you didn't wives and telling stories. All spoken in both Mandarin Chinese and English for your listening pleasure.Choose y…
 
You can ACCESS to the STUDY NOTES at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/chillchat Monthly members have access to all transcripts & notes, bonus episodes and many more perks! In the last episode we talked about how to book a hotel in Chinese and everything about it. If you are planning to live in China for a longer time then you will face another challeng…
 
This is the final part in our questions and answers episodes. It's a long one because we really wanted to finish this off and get back to the story times episodes. So the next one will be back to 'normal'. This one felt good to get through. Lots of great questions from everybody. We look into being in a multiracial relationship and how to get from …
 
RHAPSODY OF REALITIES HAVE NO FEAR OF MAN Pastor Chris Oyakhilome; …Be not ye afraid of them: remember the Lord, which is great and terrible, and fight for your brethren, your sons, and your daughters, your wives, and your houses (Nehemiah 4:14). Many years ago, while I was in the university, the government of the day, a military government, banned…
 
We bash through a bunch more listeners questions in this episode. Tried to get through another load. There will have to be a part three on this one.Choose your monkey power. Come and get a free lesson. Enjoy extra audio awesomeness or join the Mandarin Monkey WhatsApp group. Websitehttps://www.mandarinmonkey.comAwesome Bloghttps://mandarinmonkey.co…
 
RHAPSODY OF REALITIES DAILY DEVOTIONAL (DOWNLOAD THE NEW RHAPSODY APP) CHRIST IN YOU. Sunday, February 28th. Pastor Chris But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother’s womb, and called me by his grace, To reveal his Son in me… (Galatians 1:15-16). The Apostle Paul, in our opening text, testified that God was pleased to reveal His Son, …
 
RHAPSODY OF REALITIES DAILY DEVOTIONAL (DOWNLOAD THE NEW RHAPSODY APP ) SPEAK WORDS FROM THE FATHER. Monday, March 1st. Pastor Chris For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak (John 12:49). Have you ever wondered why some of the words you speak produce the wron…
 
You can ACCESS to the STUDY NOTES at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/chillchat Monthly members have access to all transcripts & notes, bonus episodes and many more perks! Today we are covering a basic but essential topic: checking in to a hotel. We not only covered the basics: booking a room, checking in and checking out, but also talked about some po…
 
This is a questions and answer session part one. All questions from you guys, the listeners. Some personal and some Mandarin based. We didn't manage to get through all of them hence the part one. But we will. Thanks to everyone who submitted their questions!Choose your monkey power. Come and get a free lesson. Enjoy extra audio awesomeness or join …
 
John and Jared unpack when you should start learning Chinese characters so you can find your own answer that might be later or earlier than you might think. Guest interview is with Adam DiFrisco who found the courage to make huge life changing decisions that brought him to China. Links from the episode: Chinese Grammar Wiki Book: Upper Intermediate…
 
This one has a story about public transport as per request from you guys. But also, does a snake fart? What's a hangout? Why does Tom have a migraine? Why is it important to speak? These are the important questions we must all answer.Choose your monkey power. Come and get a free lesson. Enjoy extra audio awesomeness or join the Mandarin Monkey What…
 
You can DOWNLOAD the STUDY NOTES at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/chillchat Monthly members have access to all transcripts & notes, bonus episodes and many more perks! We all need to ask for favors or help sometimes from others and that doesn’t change when you are in a different country surrounded by people speaking a different language. In this epi…
 
This one has a visa story and visa related Mandarin vocabulary. We also have a chat about visiting the mountains, a scary bat cave, terrifying rope bridges and finding a monkey skull.Choose your monkey power. Come and get a free lesson. Enjoy extra audio awesomeness or join the Mandarin Monkey WhatsApp group. Websitehttps://www.mandarinmonkey.comAw…
 
We talk with one of our new teachers SuSu Laoshi about growing up, learning languages, jumping in the deep end with learning something new, the emersion method, hobbies and interests, teaching styles and a whole bunch more. This episode HAS A LOT OF MANDARIN.-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------We’re Ma…
 
You can DOWNLOAD the study notes at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/chillchat Monthly members have access to all transcripts & notes, bonus episodes and many more perks! Today we are also talking about GO AROUND: how do you ask for directions and give directions, and describe where you are. Are you too embarrassed, afraid or shy to step into this topi…
 
John and Jared talk about flashcards and spaced repetition software, how they can help, their limits, and how to use them to build your Chinese skills. This guest interview is with Mandarin Blueprint cofounder Luke Neale, who felt the call of Chinese pulling him back to China, changing his life forever. Links from the episode: SRS flashcards: Pros …
 
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