18: Josh of Mandarin Slang Guide Podcast On His Creative Work Way Of Learning Mandarin Chinese
Nine Years Ago Joshua Ogden-Davis left graduate school in Texas, moved to China and taught himself Chinese. He is now a Mandarin Chinese Translator, does audio and video production in multiple languages, and is a Puppeteer. In this Changing Scripts podcast episode we dig into Josh’s fuller language story, including this switch from English to Mandarin Chinese as well as his experiences with Spanish, German and English from his beforetime.
We learn that although Josh was good at and liked learning aspects of grammatical knowledge growing up, it was not until he was able to simultaneously learn and immediately use Mandarin Chinese that he understood the importance of motivation, activation and fluency over accuracy. Josh shares his hilarious Chinese language experiences from taxi rides where he was asked some pretty intimate details about his genitalia AND his own appearance on a local Chinese dating show. He admits that he spends his time in the space in between English and Chinese languages and ponders if that could be called a “third culture language (TCL)”. I say hell yea, let’s do this
His video channel (Chinese language): https://v.qq.com/x/cover/fdfbpzs9q6ymtz7/z0521iq71kx.html
His Co-Authored Book: 与老外交朋友, Don’t Be Shy,Just Say Hi! (Chinese language)
LINKS:-Stroke order video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TD7Lc4QBh5w
-Pleco dictionary app: http://bit.ly/30vH8xv
-My video of the chinese writing tracing app video; http://bit.ly/30vH8xv
-Josh’s appearance on a Chinese dating show: http://bit.ly/2VQocut
-Manchurian alphabet, https://www.omniglot.com/writing/manchu.htm
-Leitner box, Leitner System info: https://supermemo.guru/wiki/Leitner_system
-The History of English in 10 Minutes video: http://bit.ly/2YFB3N1
-Papi Jiang: Article in English explaining this: http://bit.ly/2YyYA26 & Her specific video that Josh was talking about: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OyI_E4Ez0hA
-My HSK 3 post test video feedback : http://bit.ly/30A2Pw8
-Hannah Lund’s Expat Rewind episode: http://bit.ly/2wdFQJi
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