7: Language: Eric Olander of the China in Africa Podcast On Mandarin Chinese Learning As a Lifelong Relationship, Part 1
Eric Olander, co-host of the China in Africa Podcast: https://chinaafrica-podcast.com/, has been studying and using the Mandarin Chinese language for over 30 years. With this linguistic longevity comes language wisdom, a realistic perspective and sensible tools to give those of us studying the language a boost.
Lucy grew up in Shanghai, China speaking both Standard Mandarin Chinese and a local Songjiang dialect. She later learned other languages both as a child and an adult. Her descriptions of both the Chinese and foreign language classrooms in China are fascinating. She is now working in an English language workplace in Shanghai in the Social Media arena of a local publication, Sixth Tone: http://www.sixthtone.com/ .
Serial expat who loves diving into the communicative messiness of a global life.