Learn Chinese Insights Podcast Episode 046: Karen

In this episode, I interview Karen Chung, an American who has lived in Taiwan for 40 years.

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Listen to find out:

What brought her to Taiwan
What Taiwan was like in the 70s
Why studying in university is not enough to learn Chinese
What mistakes she made in Chinese early on
Why she began to worry about her English level, more than her Chinese
Her experience teaching Chinese at the University of Hawaii
The number one mistake foreigners make when learning Chinese
The proper way to learn Chinese tones
The importance of using proper tones beyond just being understood
Her experience learning characters
Why she prefers pinyin over zhuyin
Common mistakes that foreigners make when learning Chinese
What she recommends you do with your teacher / language exchange partner
The benefits of being able to speak Chinese at a higher level
Her advice on raising kids in Taiwan
Her advice on improving English education in Taiwan

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