In this episode of the podcast I have a follow-up conversation with the other co-founder of local Chengdu-based Chinese educator Mandarin Blueprint, Luke Neale. Like the previous podcast recorded with Phil on the subject of Mastering Chinese, we dive into how Luke came to speak, read, and write such phenomenal Chinese. Because this is such a deep and complex topic, there is a wealth of new and useful information to gleam from this episode.
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Defining “Elite” Chinese
Luke’s first missteps learning Chinese
Daily practice tips to keep improving
Preparing for and passing HSK 6
Pleco, Memrise, Popup Chinese, and other resources
Gabriel Wyner’s book: “Fluent Forever”
Common pitfalls to avoid in learning Chinese
What “plateauing” is, and how to prevent it
- Mandarin Blueprint’s (Free) Pronunciation Mastery Guide
- Mandarin Blueprint official website
- Mandarin Blueprint on Facebook
- Mandarin Blueprint Youtube Channel
- “Fluent Forever” by Gabriel Wyner
- Memrise online flashcards (check out Luke on Memrise!)
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