Late last year I got the chance to join ChinesePod (Wikipedia). This was an amazing opportunity because it meant I got to do what I love doing for a living.
What is ChinesePod
ChinesePod is a company with almost 10 years of history. Founded in Shanghai in 2005, it has been regularly producing audio podcasts for all mandarin levels, from Newbie all the way up to Advanced. During this time they have compiled a massive library of over 3000+ lessons. These lessons are primarily focused on situational dialogues and aim to teach high frequency Mandarin that is used in every day language. If you want to learn mandarin chinese, I highly recommend this site.
What does this mean for
MandarinMadeEZ remains a free resource and is my opportunity to continue releasing free content online in a fun and casual way. Since my day job is making podcasts and video for ChinesePod, I recommend you follow me on my various social networks keep up to date with all the latest content.
If you would like to take you Mandarin to the next level in a more structured way, I can highly recommend using ChinesePod.
I’ve included a promo code at the bottom of this blog if any of you want to try out the service to see if you like it.
ChinesePod Promo code and
If you would like to try ChinesePod Premium as a new user and get my daily podcasts you can sign up for a quarterly plan (3 months) and enter the promo code FionaTian at checkout to get 50% off the normal price ($79USD > $39.5USD).
Click Here and Enter the code in the Promo box:
You will see the amount deducted. Please note that ChinesePod does recurring billing, so if you’re not down with that, you can check their FAQ 🙂
I often get asked how I learnt Chinese growing up, or what my background is, so in today’s video i’m gonna tell you.
混血兒／混血儿 Hùnxiě’er mixed race
小學／小学 xiǎoxué primary school
國中／国中 guó zhōng junior high school
幼稚園／幼稚園 yòuzhìyuán kindergarden
A little bit about ChinesePod:
They are an excellent Chinese learning resource with over 3000+ amazing audio lessons, from complete beginner, all the way to advanced. I’ve been a fan for a few years, and it’s an amazing chance to join the team. We have a few exciting things planned for ChinesePod, so watch this space.
You can listen to me on the Important Chinese Things with Jenny Zhu Podcast here:
Episode 1: Finding Work in China and Taiwan
Episode 2: Internet Slang and Trendy Words
Episode 3: Kaohsiung Gas Explosion and Ghost Month
Click the picture to subscribe on iTunes.
Part 3 of our Skype chat explores the highs and lows of learning Chinese , and some advice for new learners on the best approaches to learning the language. Some people say it’s the hardest language in the world. Continue reading