Learn Chinese Insights Podcast Episode 048: Ron

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In this interview, Ron Hanson from New Zealand details the steps he took to learn Mandarin Chinese to allow him to research topics to write on for his magazine: www.whitefungus.com Listen to find out:

What brought him to Taiwan
How he first started learning Chinese
Why he decided to learn Chinese characters
Why he feels learning Chinese characters are important
His character learning process at school
His process for researching in Chinese
His process for learning new vocabulary
Why learning Chinese is like learning Shakespeare
How he uses the Pleco Chinese dictionary app
How he feels about having a western accent when speaking Chinese
The benefits he gets from speaking Chinese
What he does to progress towards Chinese fluency
The trouble with learning Chinese handwriting
What he wishes he’d done differently when learning Chinese

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