February 19, 2018
Santiago is dual Australian and British citizen. His hometown is Sydney Australia. He has lived, studied and worked in Australia, Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Japan. Apart from English and Chinese, Santiago also speaks fluent Japanese, intermediate Spanish and used to be able to speak French at an advanced level. Santiago is now 35 years old, he owns and manages a boutique China consultancy and digital agency, which is also incubating a tech startup. He now lives between Beijing, Shanghai and Sydney.
Interesting fact: Santiago’s Chinese name is 马云驰. Which is very similar to Jack Ma’s Chinese name 马云. The name was given to Santiago at Beijing Language and Culture University in 2009 before Alibaba had become a global powerhouse.
February 6, 2018
2. Victor will be in China in late April and he is organising a Chinese immersion and photography trip. Register your interest here: http://chinesetalkeze.com/trip
Complete show note: http://chinesetalkeze.com/29
Vladimir (竹文峥) comes from France. He speaks French and Serbian natively, where Serbian his mother tongue. Apart from speaking fluent French, Serbian, English and Chinese, he also speaks Russian. Vladimir has lived in Shanghai for the last 16 years. He is the founder and CEO of Labbrand - a leading global brand consultancy originated and headquartered in China.
Interesting fact: He named some famous brands in Chinese including LinkedIn（领英）, Marvel（漫威）, Booking.com
(缤客) and Airbnb（爱彼迎）
January 9, 2018
Show note: http://chinesetalkeze.com/28
Latonya is from Brisbane Australia. She has studied Chinese for 5 years. Latonya is now 23 years old, living in Melbourne and working as an acrobat.
Interesting fact: She is a vegetarian.
December 12, 2017
Show note: http://chinesetalkeze.com/27
Imelda is from Queensland Australia. Now living in Melbourne. She speaks English natively and she is also fluent in Chinese and Italian. Imelda has learned Chinese for more than 8 years. Now she is working in international education.
Interesting fact: She loves travelling and she enjoys learning phrases in the local language.
December 5, 2017
Andreas is from Germany and he speaks German natively. Apart from speaking fluent English and Chinese, he also speaks rusty fluent French, intermediate Thai and some basic Japanese and Korean. That’s 7 languages. Andreas has studied Chinese for 8 years and he now lives in Guangzhou China. He is now 27 years old, working as a project manager at the German Chamber of Commerce.
Interesting fact: He once travelled from Singapore to Germany via land.
November 28, 2017
Show note: http://chinesetalkeze.com/25
Cameron comes from Wales in UK. Apart from English and Chinese, he is also learning Swedish since his girlfriend is from there. Cameron first started learning Chinese 14 years ago, but he has studied it properly for 7 years. Cameron is now 22 years old, living in Lancaster and studying for a masters degree in physics at Lancaster University.
Interesting fact: He got to perform for the Chinese President Xi Jinping during his state visit to the UK a couple of years ago.
November 21, 2017
Show note: http://chinesetalkeze.com/24
Mike is from Minnesota, United States. Apart from English and Chinese, he also speaks basic Spanish. Mike studied Chinese on and off for 5 years, then just learned through daily things. Mike is 37 years old, now living in Shanghai and teaching Design Technology at an international school.
Interesting fact about Mike: He hates eating tomatoes but he loves foods with tomato in them.
November 13, 2017
Bradley has dual Australian and New Zealand citizenship. Apart from English and Mandarin Chinese, he also speak a smattering of Cantonese. Bradley first started learning Chinese when he was about 6 and he studied a few years of Chinese through the New Zealand high school curriculum and a couple of Mandarin University papers. Bradley now lives in Christchurch, New Zealand and he has recently graduated from university and currently work as a full stack web developer. Bradley also do some random jobs on the side including acting, hosting, and pine tree removal.
Interesting facts about Bradley:
1. He was born in Taiwan.
2. He competed in the 2015 Chinese Bridge Competition and had a great time!
November 7, 2017
Show note: http://chinesetalkeze.com/22
Bridie 宋玉滢 was born and raised in Melbourne, Australia. Apart from English and Chinese, Bridie also speaks Italian at an intermediate level as well as some Spanish. Bridie has been studying Chinese for 17 years since primary school, but more seriously since high school. She has lived in China for about a year all together through various trips. Bridie is now 22 years old, currently doing her third year of Bachelor of Arts majoring in Chinese at the University of Melbourne. She is also the president of ACYA (Australia-China Youth Association), Unimelb Chapter. Bridie is really passionate about connecting the Chinese and Australian communities and promoting the Chinese language to other Aussies.
One interesting fact about Bridie:
She loves to dance! From ballet to salsa to contemporary, that's what she fills her spare time with.
October 31, 2017
Iain is from the city of Cardiff which is the capital city of Wales in the United Kingdom. Iain has always enjoyed learning foreign languages. Apart from English and Chinese, he started to learn the ancient Celtic language of Welsh when he was in primary school. He has learnt French for seven or eight years and his university course was interpreting and translating Russian and German into English. He also has some conversational Japanese since he lived in Hokkaido Japan for two years. And he speaks some basic Czech and Dutch. That’s 9 languages! Iain has been living in China for 13 years. He is now 39 years old, living in the beautiful tropical city of Sanya in the province of Hainan. Iain is a freelance actor, presenter, and singer.
One interesting fact about Iain: He enjoys singing Chinese 'red songs’, which are patriotic songs that praise China and the Chinese communist party. It has helped him massively with his Chinese learning. Iain appeared on China’s Got Talent and became very famous for singing the Chinese red songs!