The Chengdu Living Podcast
About This Show
Chengdu Living is a blog about life in the Sichuan Capital, authored by expat residents since 2010. We analyze and discuss facets of the lifestyle and culture we encounter in China, in the form of blog posts and an active discussion forum. On the podcast we talk about our lives in Chengdu and share our observations and experiences with listeners living in the city, elsewhere in China, and abroad.
Most Recent Episode
Podcast #26: Mastering Chinese
2 days ago
In this episode of the podcast I have a conversation with Phil, one half of the Chengdu-based Chinese language program called Mandarin Blueprint. Our conversation covers many areas of language acquisition, in both formal and informal settings, and includes a ton of useful tips for Chinese learners in particular. Phil speaks tremendous Chinese and has, with his business partner Luke, created a comprehensive program for guiding students online and in Chengdu toward mastery in Chinese.
* How Phil was the first recipient of Chengdu’s entrepreneurship visa
* The shortcomings of studying Chinese in a Chinese university
* Rapidly acquiring elite-level Chinese to pass HSK 6
* The Mandarin Blueprint ideology which Phil promotes
* The “Heisig Method”, memory palaces, and more language acquisition tricks
* Tools & resources for advancing your learning
* Phil’s daily routine for improving his Chinese
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