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have a listen,make a decision: my podcast: www.lillian12417.podomatic.com hi ,how is your Chinese study,i am Lillian ,chinese teacher from beijing,i give face to face and online chinese classes via skype ,here is the brief introduction about my chinese class: I have master's degree, major in Curriculum and teaching theory with the sub -specialty of language testing .7 years of teaching experience. I taught wide range of Chinese courses: l Spoken Chinese of all levels, l Chinese character wri ...
 
Thank you for considering listening to our podcast, How to Teach a Language: A Workshop for One-on-One Language Teachers Podcast. This a podcast for those of you who teach a language one on one, in person, or using one of those platforms that enable you to teach online. In this podcast, I am going share with you how to teach language based on the research, the studies and literature from the Field of Second Language Acquisition, the field that studies every aspect of how we learn a language, ...
 
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Sometimes we forget how easy it can be to practice Chinese. In this episode, Jared and John talk about everyday games, like Uno and charades, you can use to practice Chinese. Suitable for all ages and learning levels, these are guaranteed to inject some fun into your Chinese learning! Interview is with Martina Fuchs who started her career as an Ara…
 
Show Notes: In this episode, I am sharing with you a vocabulary lesson in Japanese about food lesson 1 in preparation for the next Japanese exploratory lesson. Visit the webpage for this episode https://www.jezsc.com/slawp/how_tlp_episodes/ep_01-20/htlp_ep011_japanese_food1_vocab_lesson.html Open the Japanese vocabulary lesson with the words and pi…
 
Jared and John talk about why typing characters leads to better learning outcomes than handwriting. They dispel conventional wisdom backed by science from an academic research study by Dr. Phyllis Zhang (张霓). You may have an opinion on the matter, but now it’s time to find out what the actual research tells us. Our interview is with Eileen Wu, a he…
 
Show Notes: In this episode, I am sharing with you another exploratory lesson. This time, I am sharing with you a beginner German exploratory lesson. The goal of this lesson is to give you an opportunity to experience what is like to be a complete beginner in another language to encourage you to reflect about teaching and learning as well as implem…
 
John and Jared have pulled the best stories out of all of the guest interviews of 2021. Get ready to laugh, reflect, and be inspired as we look back on the year. Links from the episode: #70 Reading the News: Do’s and Don'ts #60 How Chinese Food Can Help Your Chinese #59 Bridging to Breakthrough and Abigail Washburn #55 Flashcards, spaced repetition…
 
| Show Notes | In this episode, I am sharing with you another exploratory lesson. This time, I am sharing with you a beginner Russian exploratory lesson. The goal of this lesson is to give you an opportunity to experience what is like to be a complete beginner in another language to encourage you to reflect about teaching and learning as well as im…
 
In this episode, John and Jared talk about something close to their hearts: reading in Chinese. They discuss the different types of reading, different techniques for advanced learners, and specifically how you can harness the power of extensive reading to accelerate your Chinese. Guest interview is with Sebastian Mueller from Germany, who moved to …
 
| Show Notes | In this episode, I am sharing with you the first beginner Chinese exploratory lesson where you get to experience what is like to be a complete beginner in another language to encourage you to reflect about teaching and learning as well as implementing the concepts that I have shared with you on previous episodes. Listen to my podcast…
 
In this episode, I am sharing with you that in contemporary language teaching, you want to teach a language in a communicative context rather than teaching language in isolation through mechanical exercises and isolated sentences. I hope you enjoy this episode. Visit the webpage for the episode which contains the PDF with the Welsh phrases and the …
 
In this episode, John and Jared respond to a listener question about Cantonese, which leads to a discussion around China’s numerous dialects/languages, which are in fact “topolects.” Guest interview is with Daniel Pang, who grew up speaking Cantonese at home, became a doctor, then quit his job to learn Chinese. Links from the episode: Varieties of …
 
In this episode John and Jared share the proper way to compare similar words, characters, sounds, and grammar points. There’s a time and a place for everything, and once you know the right way to approach these comparisons, you can maximize your learning. Guest interview is with Stefan Erfurth, a Chinese learner from Germany working in artificial i…
 
| Show Notes | In this episode, I am going over the Input Hypothesis and the i + 1 concept that professor Stephen Krashen coined to explain how it is that we develop the subconscious command of a language. Visit the webpage for the episode https://www.jezsc.com/slawp/how_tlp_episodes/ep_01-20/htlp_ep006_input_hypothesis.html The Conversations in Sp…
 
John and Jared talk about three types of research-backed strategies and tips you can employ to improve your listening skills, specifically in the areas where you struggle. Guest interview is with Gabrielle Barnett from Jamaica, whose quest to learn Chinese has opened doors and taken her around the world, far beyond anything she could have imagined.…
 
| Show Notes | In this episode, I talk about the Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD), and what it means for us as language teachers. Visit the webpage for the episode which contains the PDF with the Finnish phrases. https://www.jezsc.com/slawp/how_tlp_episodes/ep_01-20/htlp_ep005_zpd.html The Conversations in Spanish and Other Languages Podcast List…
 
Listening is one of the biggest challenges for Chinese learners. In this two part series, John and Jared talk about the most complicating factors to understanding spoken Chinese. You’ll become aware of these and be able to pinpoint where you may be struggling. Guest interview is with Marc Dupont, a lobbyist from Canada whose personal quest has kept…
 
| Show Notes | In this episode, I talk about one of the most important concepts in language learning that you have to know about to help your students develop their subconscious command of language, just like the command we possess of our first language. Visit the webpage for the episode which contains the PDF with the Swedish phrases. https://www.…
 
John and Jared use research to address issues related to watching movies in Chinese, with and without Chinese subtitles. Find out what the academics say and stick around for the practical advice! Guest interview is with Jeremy Bai, a translator, author, and ENNIE-winning game designer who turned his fascination with Chinese martial arts into a care…
 
| Show Notes | In this episode, I am recommending 6 books that you should read. These books can give you a very good foundation to understand how we learn languages, and how to teach a language. Visit this episode webpage with the PDF with the Filipino phrases https://www.jezsc.com/slawp/how_tlp_episodes/ep_01-20/htlp_ep03.html Visit my main websit…
 
| Show Notes | In this episode, I am going to share with you why I think that it is important to learn vocabulary, phrases, words or other things in other languages to make you a better language instructor and help you to become a reflective language teacher. Visit this episode webpage with the PDF with the Japanese phrases: https://www.jezsc.com/s…
 
How do Chinese people feel about a foreigner with a potty mouth in Chinese? Are curse words worth learning? John and Jared talk about swearing in Chinese and what you should be aware of. Guest interview is with Ashleigh Au, who combined her language skills and life experiences to create career opportunities that otherwise would have been unobtainab…
 
In this first episode of How to Teach a Language podcast, formerly the SLA Workshop podcast, I'll tell you about the new direction of the podcast, who it is for, and what to expect on future episodes. Visit my website: https://www.jezsc.com/ Visit the How to Teach a Language podcast website: https://www.jezsc.com/slawp/ If you like the podcast, ple…
 
Reading a Chinese newspaper is a common goal for many learners, but is it the right goal for you? John and Jared talk about what you need to know about the news in Chinese, how to get started, and the options available to you. Guest interview is with Michael Berry, a professor at UCLA who specializes in Chinese literature, cinema, and pop culture. …
 
John and Jared answer a listener’s question about the rivalry between China’s two most famous cities: Shanghai and Beijing. They discuss culture, history, and language, and even provide one additional view from a mystery correspondent! The guest interview is with William White, a professional simultaneous interpreter in Chinese with decades of expe…
 
John and Jared are going to revisit and unpack this classic question posed by Dr. David Moser three decades ago and identify what is hard about Chinese, what is easier now, and whether Chinese really is harder than other languages. The guest interview is with Sarah Kutulakos, a lifetime Chinese learner and the executive director at the Canada China…
 
Electronic pop-up dictionaries are all the rage! But are they really helping you improve your Chinese? John and Jared take a research-based look at the impact of pop-up dictionaries and answer the question “Can you really click your way to fluency?” The guest interview is with Chris Max, a famous YouTuber you’ve likely never heard of because his vi…
 
A dictionary is frequently one of the first things you buy when learning a language. In this episode, John and Jared will give you tips and tricks and do’s and don’ts on Chinese dictionaries, so you can get the most out of them for your learning gain. The guest interview is with Matt Coss, a Chinese-language educator and Ph.D. candidate who is help…
 
What does it take to pursue a graduate-level degree in Chinese in China? With our resident expert, John Pasden, we’ll pull back the curtain to show you what it takes for a non-Chinese person to get admitted into an all-Chinese university program and what studying in China at a graduate level is like. This guest interview is with Tom Connelly, a mul…
 
You’ve got the basics down. Sounds like you’re ready to type Chinese! John and Jared talk about how Chinese input methods work and, for the more advanced learners, teach you tips and tricks to make Chinese input less painful and time-consuming. Interview is with Suzy Williams who learned Chinese fully immersed in Taiwan while serving as a missionar…
 
Language is words, so learn enough words and you’ll be fluent, right? As a sophisticated learner, you know it’s not that simple. In this episode, we discuss the subtleties of vocabulary learning, how it is (and isn’t) like Legos, what “high-frequency” means, and how to apply all of this to your studies. The guest interview is with Mischa Wilmers fr…
 
John and Jared discuss what it means to be “learner-centric” and how you can adapt your learning methods to fit your own goals. You’ll get insights into the new HSK and other standardized tests, ACTFL’s “Can-Do” statements, and Mandarin Companion standards. These are all things you can use right away! The guest interview is with Robin MacPherson, a…
 
Recently, Mandarin Companion participated in the 2021 National Chinese Language Conference (NCLC), and the topics discussed provided quite a bit of insight into what is in store for the future of Chinese learning, since methods applied in schools trickles down to affect all learners. Spoiler alert: the future is bright! Guest interview with Jonatha…
 
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