What creative challenge did you do this month? A bunch of us crazy Podcasters did NaPodPoMo, where we posted a podcast episode every day. Today we chat with the Founder of this magical event, Jennifer Navarette.
Multilingual reader Thom Clairmont, ThomReads in Instagram, is returning to the Geopats Podcast language show to help us complete NaPodPoMo with a bang. He is almost done with his Masters in Sinology but despite being super busy with his research, he took some time to answer questions about his reading in Mandarin Chinese and other languages. Thanks Thom!
What do you do when you start a recording with someone about podcasting and they open a language geeking moment? You smile, record and publish it as a bonus episode for NaPodPoMo. Thanks Paul Csomo for this fun Mandarin Chinese, German, Spanish and English language moment. It was so much fun.
Ever publish 30 podcast episodes in 30 days? Neither have Paul Csomo or myself before NaPodPoMo this month (full info below). It has been an experience to remember so we decided to have a decompression/reflection moment on the mic about it.
26: Online chat, Song Lyrics & Manga Reading in Mandarin Chinese with French/German Speaker Pascal Hauser
We should all read the same thing to learn a language well, right? Our guest today, Pascal, is a firm believer that interest level is far more important than anything else. You should hear what he used to get to his level of fluency in Mandarin Chinese. No really, you should have a listen, errr, right now. Lol. Here is his Mandarin Chinese reading story.
What is independent podcasting like in China? Chinese National Forest, who is one of the Hosts of the new music podcast 主唱死了 Podcast (The Singer Is Dead): https://zhuchangsile.xyz/, about this , joins us for this mini episode for Geopats to share his podstory. And he promises to come back for a full Global Podcasting show episodes on Geopats in 2020. Thanks Forest!
How different are TV shows and movies in Mandarin Chinese and in English? We get some insights from a Chinese National podcast listening friend of mine from Shanghai, Frank, to answer this question.
How hard is it to learn Mandarin Chinese OR to learn English if you grew up with Mandarin Chinese? That is one of the central questions we address as we learn our guests language learning stories on the language show of the Geopats Podcast. We are doing mini episodes in November for NaPodPoMo (more info below on this) but normally our language conversations get long and windy. Here is a brief overview of who we have talked to so far.
Being able to read in another language requires so much more than just vocabulary and grammar. That's why we brought Phil back on the show to highlight some distinct differences between modern written Chinese fiction and the same genre in English.
Massive breakthrough last night in my Mandarin Chinese reading practice. Want to know what it is?